Strangely, this format may be a little more beneficial for the Coogs…from an optimist’s POV.
Throw Gasser vs Tulane. Coogs didn’t get a run off Olthoff in the first game vs Tulane, but he’s struggled recently…giving up 15 runs in his last 15 1/3. I’m assuming he goes for Tulane in this one so that he’d be available for Sunday if they get there. Hope Gasser is Gasser and the bats can get a few runs.
Win that game, you don’t play until Thursday vs USF or Wichita State. I’m assuming Sears goes at that point. USF has a ton of good starters, so I’d probably want Wichita State here…since they’d likely be starting someone with an ERA of over 5 (in conference play). Hope that Sears comes out firing and the bats get to a ugliness pitcher.
Win that, you get to wait until Saturday and get two chances to win one. Again, give me Wichita State here as their staff hasn’t been good at all. Hope you can at least get one without using Gasser.
Now we”re in the Championship with a “rested” Gasser against…hopefully, Memphis. If it’s ECU, we’ll likely need a ton of luck…but, sometimes those Sunday games get funky.
Anyway, enough dreaming…just hoping for the team to win tomorrow at this point.