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Vanderbilt v. Oregon Open Thread:Win and Advance

Vanderbilt (2-0 Nashville Region) plays Oregon (2-1 Nashville Region) at 7pm. Watch it on ESPN3.

Walker Buehler gets the nod tonight.
Walker Buehler gets the nod tonight.

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...*