"Yeah, that's what they said," Keppinger said. "They said Farnsworth's going to go one inning. I was coming up to lead off the next inning, so I don't know, maybe if we'd have gotten the lead they might have changed their mind and left Farnsworth in there. But they said I was going to get a chance to get in there and do what I have to do."
Keppinger actually went down to the bullpen and warmed up in anticipation of entering the game.
"I felt all right [warming up]," Keppinger said. "I was just trying to throw strikes, get the ball over the plate into the catcher's mitt."
Keppinger thinks the last time he pitched in a game came during his freshman year at the University of Georgia.
"I believe I got a save," Keppinger said.
Had Keppinger entered the game, he planned on doing some pitching.
"I was throwing everything I got," he said. "I wasn't just going to go in there and lay them in. I was going to compete."
When asked about his pitching repertoire, Keppinger noted: "I can't tell you. Then they're going to know if I get in there sometime."