Michigan managed to take one from Minnesota today. Michigan got lucky with a Garrett Stephens hit knocking the pitcher out Rosin out of the game early. I heard it was hard shot off his leg, but I’ll leave that up to someone in the comments to clarify. While I never wish injury upon anyone, it worked very well for Michigan, giving them a chance to go through Minnesota’s bullpen.
The final score was 10-4 and I’ll recap it in full tomorrow. The 6th place standings as of this moment are:
Purdue plays again tomorrow against Michigan State. I’m not sure what’s up with the Saturday through Monday series, but its there at least. We really need Michigan State to win tomorrow. We REALLY need Illinois to win their series @Purdue next weekend. AND we really, really need to take care of Northwestern next weekend in Evanston. I’m not too concerned about Penn State. They have to sweep Minnesota and sacrifice a goat to some sort of pagan Nittany god that Purdue loses at least 3 games and Michigan only takes 2 in the series against Northwestern. That would put them tied with us for 6th, but they hold the tie breaker. I don’t think that’s likely, but it is still a potential situation.
Our “magic tournament number” is currently 5. That’s any combination of Michigan wins or Purdue losses.
And because this is one of those few situations where this is applicable: Go Sparty! Beat Purdue!