10.May.2011 Baseball: Portland @ Oregon State
The big news tonight is that Adam Duke is slated to get some innings. James Nygren (7-2, 3.61) is expected to start, with Duke in the offing.
Mid-week games versus non-conference make me nervous…there's very little to gain other than a couple bucks at the box office. I guess you can make a case that young, rarely used players get valuable game experience. That doesn't happen until the game's out of hand, though.
The Beavs haven't exactly been good in this slot, either, going 3-2 on Tuesdays in 2011.
So, in short, the story tonight is Adam Duke's debut and avoiding an RPI-crushing loss.