OMAHA–Arizona State coach Pat Murphy threw us a bit of a curveball today, opting to start lefthander Brian Flores over usual No. 2 Josh Satow. Flores probably has better pure stuff than Satow, and he dominated in his last start against Oregon State, allowing just one hit in a complete-game victory.
One other note: the wind has shifted since yesterday, and now seems to be blowing out a bit to right field. That would seem to favor Arizona State’s power lefthanded bats.