And the other question - the question of whether Florida can defeat LSU when the College World Series finals begin on Monday at 6 p.m.in Omaha - likely lies with UF's rotation as well, since its offense and starpower aren't what they've been in recent years.
The Tigers beat an Oregon State team that owned the most formidable record of any team in four decades, and they did it twice - in dominating fashion.
The Tigers did, in impressive fashion.
LSU's Michael Papierski, right, is greeted by Josh Smith (4) and Beau Jordan after hitting a three-run home run against Oregon State during a College World Series baseball game Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Omah. "Our kids embraced the challenge".
The Florida Gators are in the college baseball world series championship for a third time and beat TCU and Louisville to advance.
With a local market rating of 2.8, the Florida-TCU matchup (Game 14), in which the Gators advanced to the Finals, was the highest rated CWS game in Dallas-Ft.
In those 13 seasons, all under coach Pat Casey, the Beavers have been to the CWS five times and have won twice (2006, 2007).
"I know there will be a time when they get to sit back and reflect and realize what they accomplished", he said.
The only traction Oregon State managed against Gilbert was a walk and infield single in the fourth before Michael Gretler took a 1-1 pitch out to the bleachers in left-center to break the shutout with one away in the eighth.
Faedo allowed two hits and struck out 11 TCU batters in the first seven innings, equaling the statistics he posted in the two teams' first contest to open play in Omaha.
He was backed by Papierski, who homered from the left side off Bryce Fehmel in the second inning (a three-run shot) and from the right side off Brandon Eisert in the fourth (a solo blast).
It also takes plenty of luck, which is why the No. 1 national seed hasn't brought home the hardware since Miami in 1999. While LSU star pitcher Alex Lange would be available for a Game 3 start, UF has little margin for error.
The Tigers (52-18) scored in four of the first six innings.
"I've always said it's not who you play in your league, it's when you play them", O'Sullivan said.
Fehmel surrendered four earned runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. The Beavers and Tigers entered Saturday with a spot in the CWS Finals on the line.
After a CWS-opening 5-4 win over Florida State on June 17, the Tigers suffered their first loss since May 9. We needed to figure out our bullpen, and Michael Byrne has turned out to be outstanding at the end.. "I had to get Cam out". I hope both teams throw strikes. He has worked 1.2 scoreless innings over his last three relief appearances, allowing one hit with one strikeout. "We tried hard", Schlossnagle said. "You still have to play the games". Gator runs in the second, fifth and seventh innings gave Florida and Faedo enough of a cushion to end TCU's 2017 campaign. Wade said he feels good about how Mays has progressed and said he's shooting the ball well. Florida is now playing a much better brand of baseball, having not lost a true series since that series loss to the Volunteers. The Beavers featured the top team earned run average in the country, and the best arm of all of them belonged to Luke Heimlich, whose ERA sparkled at 0.76.