Europe captain Padraig Harrington defended his decision to leave Rory McIlroy out of a Ryder Cup session for the first time as his side fought back from a nightmare start to day two at Whistling Straits.
Trailing 6-2 after the opening day Europe desperately needed a fast start in the morning foursomes, only to immediately fall three down in each of the top two matches.
Rahm and Garcia won the sixth and eighth to reduce their deficit and Garcia then chipped in on the ninth to get back to all square, while there was even better news in match three, with rookies Viktor Hovland and Bernd Wiesberger two up after seven against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
"Rory, we need him for the singles," Harrington told Sky Sports. "Pushing him out this morning, making him play five times, would be an awful lot. Clearly you're going to see him this afternoon.
"If we are going to win tomorrow we are going to need a big singles day. We have to keep that in mind."