Originally Posted by joshnky
Who will Vandy pitch? Louisville will likely pitch Royse, their best pitcher, who has been sick all weekend.
If Royse goes, I feel good about Louisville's chances. If he can't, I expect another game like today's.
Talk after the game is that it will likely be Grayson Garvin. Another soft-tossing type, lefty, to try to counter UL's lefty power. Worked today, so...
Garvin did throw 4 on Friday though. I think it may be 9 guys for an inning a piece, to be honest. I'd say everybody but Gray, Goodenow, and Jack Armstrong will be available for at least a batter or two.
Corbin and Derek Johnson (VU's pitching coach -- one of the best I've ever seen, btw) have had a knack for getting a long-shot type performance out of pitchers in these tourney situations. Today's was certainly one of those. I expected Goodenow to be OK, but not for 9 and not making it look as easy as he did. The kid was pretty remarkable today.
I heard the Royse thing today. Sounds like it's almost definite he will try and go tomorrow.
Nothing in the world beats tournament baseball. Nothing.