What was the most interesting stat to you this week? I have two big ones...


2.57 - A&M's bullpen ERA against Mississippi State over the weekend. You would be hard-pressed to find a more improved individual unit within the season anywhere in the country than Nate Yeskie's stable of Aggie relievers. The bullpen continues to get better and displayed absolute brilliance for nearly the entirety of the series with the Bulldogs, allowing just four earned runs on nine hits in 14 innings of work.

A total of six different characters combined to give up just three walks to go along with 16 strikeouts. At the forefront of the conversation were Will Johnston and Chris Cortez.

Johnston got two saves on the weekend his first two of the season by getting the final out on Friday on a groundout against the only hitter he faced and then dominating Mississippi State hitters in 2.1 perfect innings to close out the Sunday win, fanning five hitters along the way.

Meanwhile, Cortez was masterful on Saturday, replacing Wyatt Tucker with no outs in the fifth inning and shutting down the State bats over the final five frames, giving up just one run on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

With Cortez and Johnston now rolling to go along with Jacob Palisch, A&M heads toward the postseason with a solid nucleus of relief options from both the left and right sides.

11 - Runs by the Aggie offense in the Mississippi State series in innings seven through nine. A&M produced a four-spot in the seventh inning and turned a 7-4 deficit into an 8-7 lead and win. On Saturday, the Ags were down 5-4 going to the seventh inning before plating two and three more in the eighth to win, 9-6. On Sunday, A&M held a 6-2 lead and tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the eighth to make it an 8-2 final. The Aggies allowed just two runs on the weekend after inning number six.