14.May.2010 Huskies Should Offer Little Bite
There are few teams as inept, offensively, as the Beavers, but luckily for them the Huskies are one of them, actually averaging fewer runs per game (5.53 vs 5.64) than the Beavs. With the Beavers pitching staff yielding 1.25 fewer runs per game than the Huskies you have to like this match up.
Additionally, Washington comes in having lost 3 straight. The one caveat is that they are a better road (15-9) team than home team (10-13).
With an RPI of 31, the Beavers will have a legitimate bubble argument if they can sweep the Huskies, near .500, and then split the rest of the way. After all, the Pac-10 is virtually deadlocked with the SEC as the toughest conference in the nation.
The Beavs new-found confidence should propel them through the weekend. Expect a minimum of two wins with the sweep on the table come Sunday. Some are talking about signs of life on offense after a few good games by Jared Norris. Forget that talk. These hitters are what we think they are. If the series is to be won it will be done from the mound.
Prediction: Beavs take all three.