Live Blog: UVA vs. TCU in the College World Series

college world seriesAugusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be live blogging during Tuesday’s College World Series game between #3 national seed UVA (50-14) and #7 national seed TCU (48-16). First pitch is at 8 p.m. Eastern.

ESPN will air the game, while the broadcast also will be streamed online via the WatchESPN app. wina 1070-AM and WINA.com will carry the live radio broadcast, while SiriusXM Channel 91 will air the national broadcast on satellite radio. Select stations also the Virginia Sports Radio Network also will pick up the coverage.

Live statistics (GameTracker) also will be located on VirginiaSports.com. The live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.

 

Probable Starting Pitchers

UVA: LHP Brandon Waddell (9-3, 2.66 ERA)
TCU: LHP Brandon Finnegan (9-3, 2.12 ERA)

 

Inside the numbers

Offense: TCU as a team has a .282BA/.373OBP/.357SLG and scores 5.1 runs per game. Virginia is hitting .281BA/.379OBP/.381SLG as a team and scores 5.5 runs per game.

Pitching: This is the rare matchup for Virginia where its opponent has the slight advantage. TCU boasts a 2.18 team ERA and .216 opponent batting average. The UVA staff has a 2.29 team ERA and a .202 opponent batting average. The probable starters Tuesday night are Brandon Finnegan (9-3, 2.12ERA, 129K/27BB/70H in 97.2IP, .202oppBA in 2014) for TCU and Brandon Waddell (9-3, 2.66ERA, 63K/16BB/87H in 98IP, .244oppBA in 2014) for Virginia.

Defense: This is probably the rare matchup for TCU in which its opponent has the slight advantage. TCU has a .977 team fielding percentage and has given up just 27 unearned runs in 64 games in 2014. UVA is a tiny tick better, with a .982 team fielding percentage and just 23 unearned runs in 64 games in 2014.

 
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