Kentucky lost an 18-inning marathon 3-2 last night at Western Kentucky. They add a travel day on top of that and will play at Ole Miss Thursday night at 6:30.
Teams have bounced back from such, and the Wildcats have time to catch their second wind.
It is interesting to note how Kentucky’s bullpen was stretched last night, however. Right-hander Chandler Shepherd leads Kentucky’s relievers in SEC innings with 17. He pitched two last night giving up a hit and two walks but no runs.
Right-hander Trevor Gott has thrown 9.2 SEC innings with a 2.79 ERA. He went 3.1 innings last night, throwing 71 pitches. He gave up a run on four hits but struck out five and had no walks.
Right-hander Zach Strecker took the loss, giving up a run on a walk and four hits with five strikeouts in four innings. In SEC play he’s appeared just three times but hasn’t given up a run over 2.2 innings.