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Texas Hosts Baylor: Game Three Open Thread

Texas against Baylor in the final game of the weekend series.


This open thread is being composed on Saturday, before the second game of the series has begun. So I don't know at this moment whether Texas is relying on Nathan Thornhill and his sick 0.88 ERA to get the sweep or a 2-1 series win. I sure hope it's the former! But I acknowledge it could be the latter and that would be ok too.

Thornhill has been just excellent since the short-lived experiment of trying him at closer ended. Baylor counters with Dillon Newman, who is no slouch himself at 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA. The senior right hander out of Belton was drafted by the Astros in the 16th round last year; it's notable that he decided to come back to Waco for his senior season. Was it because he knew he'd likely be thrust into the five-man rotation with the sad-sack 'Stros immediately, and figured that was too much too soon? Or was it that he realized the Baylor Bears had a better shot at making the MLB playoffs this year than Houston did? #CardsFanTroll

First pitch is at 2:30 on LHN. This is your open thread. Hook 'em!