Win and advance. Lose and we face a more rested Oregon team tomorrow. Might as well win tonight.
We'll be going with Sophomore RHP Walker Buehler (10-2, 2.30 ERA). Oregon will counter with RHP/LHP Johnny Wholestaff (variable records and ERAs). They'll have limited arms tonight (*more on that here*) but will be playing for their lives.
The key will be to get on whomever Horton throws out there early and put heightened pressure on an already short-staffed bullpen. Stake ourselves to an early lead, jack up their pitch counts, and we'll be moving on.
I'll be here for the whole game. Open thread starts now.
*Edit: Assumed we'd be going with Ferguson. Not entirely sure why we're not...*