The last and longest day of the Major League Baseball draft is done, all forty rounds. Now Mississippi State will judge the damage to both the underclassman roster and the 2016-17 recruiting class.
JONES COUNTY – The chip-on-shoulder approach is surely worn to splinters by now. And yet…
He had no complaints about the quality of competition. “That was fun,” Ryan Gridley said. “But what’s more fun? Winning.”
There are lots of tactics to shortstopping. But just one strategy, as Ryan Gridley sees it.
Ryan Gridley said he’s been a little ‘late’ at the plate lately. Don’t try telling that to Auburn’s beaten pitchers.
He’s made 16 relief appearance this season. He’s been as sure a set-up guy as there in the league. He’s even earned four winning decisions without a loss. But Riley Self didn’t have a single save.
Forget this wasn’t a pretty ball game. It was an awfully attractive win to the Bulldogs. “That was good, just to come back after Tuesday,” as Ryan Gridley said.
The game itself was nothing like what they expect to see at tournament time. But that’s what was on Diamond Dog minds as they hosted Mississippi Valley State. “These games are traps sometimes,” as 2B Ryan Gridley said.