This is pretty much what the Beavers' season has felt like recently. (Photo by Brent Wojahn via oregonianphoto.com)
Baseball takes on OSU in a 3-game conference series this weekend. The Beavers are reeling, having won just 1 of their last 12 games and coming off a sweep by Cal in which they were outscored 34-10. After spending the last 7 games on the road, the Beavers return to Corvallis for the next 9.
The Ducks' momentum is in the other direction, as they've risen to No. 15 in the Baseball America poll. Oregon is looking to win its 5th straight conference series, behind a weekend rotation with a combined ERA of 2.71. The Ducks' last game was a 3-1 loss to Portland in which Eddie Rodriguez accounted for 3 of the Ducks' 5 hits, including a solo shot in the bottom of the 9th.
No 15 Oregon Ducks (30-15, 10-8) at Oregon State Beavers (21-17, 4-11)
Goss Stadium at Coleman Field (3,248)
Series: OSU leads 155-148 all-time, Oregon leads 1-0 on the season
All four games will be broadcast on 95.3 FM in Eugene and 95.5 FM in Portland.
Fri, May 07 5:30 PM (No TV, unless you want to pay $9.95 to osubeavers.com)
Oregon - LHP Tyler Anderson (6-3, 2.62)
OSU - RHP Greg Peavey (3-2, 3.27)
Sat, May 08 1:00 PM (KEZI 9.2, FSNNW)
UO - RHP Justin LaTempa (4-2, 2.64)
OSU - LHP Tanner Robles (4-4, 3.82)
Sun, May 09 1:00 PM (OSN; former Beaver Jim Wilson will be working alongside Giasante)
UO - RHP Zack Thornton (7-0, 2.87)
OSU - TBA
Original Tuesday vs. Portland post after the jump:
Baseball games have spurred some long threads in Quack Fixes, so I figured I'd go ahead and make an open thread for this week's games. (I don't think a single game is worth a whole post). We're on CSN tonight, as in RIGHT NOW. Who else is watching?
Information blatantly stolen from the Pilots' website:
No. 22 Pilots (30-9) at No. 15 Oregon (30-14)
Series: Oregon leads 72-23
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
POR - Chris Johnson (RHP, Fr., 2-1, 1.89)*
ORE - Joey Housey (RHP, So., 2-0, 0.96)