How to Watch: Florida baseball at Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday
Florida baseball hits the road to face the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, May 6, for the second of a three-game SEC series at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.
The Gators got off to a strong start in non-conference play before earning a series win over the Alabama Crimson Tide at home to open SEC competition. Florida then took a single midweek game from the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee before sweeping a doubleheader over the Ole Miss Rebels on the road, following that up with two out of three at home from the Auburn Tigers.
Florida prevailed over the visiting Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at home before taking two of three on the road against the Tennessee Volunteers. Then on Tuesday, the Gators prevailed over the Seminoles again before dropping the opener to the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday. They bounced back on Saturday, before clinching the series on Sunday. The Orange and Blue then mercy-ruled the Florida A&M Rattlers.
The Gators were then swept on the road by the South Carolina Gamecocks for their first series loss of the season buts bounced back with a win over the North Florida Ospreys during the week before sweeping the Missouri Tigers last weekend. Speaking of sweeps, UF took all three games from FSU this season on Tuesday night with a win as well.
The Orange and Blue took the opener of this weekend’s series from the Aggies, 6-5, on Friday night.
How to Watch
SATURDAY (6 p.m. EDT)
Watch: SEC Network
Listen: ESPN 98.1FM/850AM WRUF
Live Stream: fuboTV (try it free)
Projected Starting Pitchers
RHP Hurston Waldrep
RHP Troy Wansing
Projected Starting Pitchers Notes
Hurston Waldrep had an off outing against Missouri, lasting just 4 2/3 innings and striking out four.
There’s no reason to worry about Waldrep right now. He should be able to bounce back with a quality start against Texas A&M, and he continues to be a top draft prospect.
Left-hander Troy Wansing is a strikeout artist that boasts a K-rate above 30.0%. He could stand to bring the walks down a bit, but Lansing might give the Aggies the best chance to win. — David Rosenberg
Projected Starting Lineup
Notes: Tyler Shelnut should get the start in right field after batting well against Missouri a week ago. Ty Evans could still see time as a defensive replacement. — Rosenberg
Other Players to Watch
Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports
Jack Miss and Hunter Haas are the two most dangerous bats in Texas A&M’s lineup. They are both batting above .330 and have remained consistent through SEC play.
Jace LaViolette is the team leader in home runs with 11 and also paces the team with 47 RBIs. Brett Minnich is another bat to watch that’s been around .300 all year and is heating up in conference play. — Rosenberg
NOTES: Florida leads this series but it’s been tough to win at College Station. If there is a Gators team that can do it rather easily, it’s this one. — Rosenberg
GAME 2: Florida, 5-4
The Gators looked rejuvenated against Missouri last weekend, and it’s going to be hard to pick against them for the rest of the season aside from the Vanderbilt series.
SERIES: Florida keeps the winning ways going and looks dominant doing so with a 3-0 sweep. — Rosenberg
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