Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thoughts On The Game


I got there 15 minutes early and sat on the first row first base side behind the Frogs bench. I was surprised at how laid back the team was, they were dicking around between first base and the bench, and at times looked like a little league team. I understand that Schloss wants his players to play loose and not be afraid to make mistakes, but I would have liked to see a little more focus 15 minutes before game time.

The Frogs came out flat in the first and Gerrish allowed only 2 runs despite Texas State having the bases loaded with no outs. TCU responded at the plate with 6 runs on 7 hits including a "bomb" from Pharr that was almost caught by the center fielder. After he touched home plate and headed back to the dugout, one of the players yelled at him sarcastically,"Man, you really mashed that ball, it was way outta here". The half inning was so long that Gerrish had to jog down to the bullpen and toss a few to try and stay loose...it didn't work. Texas State responded with 3 runs on 4 hits in the bottom half. To Gerrish's defense, it is really tough to wait that long between the 1st and 2nd innings to get back out there and try and find it.

I quickly got over them screwing around before the game and was impressed with the players staying attentive every at bat, every pitch, and chatting it up for their teammates, whether it be the guy at the plate or the guy on the mound.

Trent Appleby looked solid in a little over 4 innings of solid shutout relief and picked up the win. Lockwood looked great as well with 2 and a third innings allowing only one hit.


Highlights of the game:

Player of the game goes to Jantzen Witte who had a career night with his bat going 2 for 5 with 5 RBIs.

Matt Curry punished a ball to left center that was a no doubter the moment it left his bat.

Featherston lined out to left on a well hit ball in the third, and as he was jogging back to the dugout, a Texas State trash fan yelled, this isn't A&M number 12, 12th man, get off the field. Featherston looked up and simply said, FUCK YOU. This guy deserved it, he had been yelling stupid shit all game, it took every ounce of restraint for me to ignore him the whole game because he was right behind me. When Featherston came back up for his next at bat I told my brother that he was going to rope one because he was pissed, and he laced a triple to left center. Justice.

11 comments:

shortnkerley's said...

Props to Featherston for releasing his inner John Rocker all over the Texas State douchebags. In my opinion, everyone from Texas State needs to be told "fuck you" on a regular basis. That insult doesn't even make much sense. Pretty sure the number 12 isn't an Aggie patented number, and I'm willing to bet Texas State has one too.

I do worry about Gerrish though. We are going to need him in the postseason, and from what I've seen this season, he tends to struggle when he gets around the 5th or 6th innings and that's where his losses have come from. Obviously it happened earlier in this game, but he I believe he is going to be more important to this team down the stretch than people think. Somehow, we need to get him some more innings or just work on the side so he can be ready.

THEFINCH said...

they do, steven trout, volunteer assistant, listed dead last on the coaches roster

shortnkerley's said...

Haha, most likely former Horned Frog baseball player Steven Trout. Recognized that name and google it. Definitely an ex-Frog.

LT4heisman said...

factory-frayed cargo shorts??

THEFINCH said...

i knew that name felt familiar

VikingFrog said...

Life without a dump is rough.

Texas Hammer said...

How was the talent?

THEFINCH said...

slim to none, to way too young

Texas Hammer said...

Boooooo

Spit Purple said...

Sorry Viking, haven't been around a computer today.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Remember when aggy tried to sue the Seahawks for referring to their crowd as the 12th man? I hate aggy.