Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cashner to make 1st start today

Former TCU closer Andrew Cashner, who made his Major League debut with the Cubs last season, won a spot in the Northsiders' starting rotation in spring training and will make his first-ever Major League start this afternoon against the Diamondbacks at Wrigley. With fellow Horned Frog alum Sam Demel in the D-backs' bullpen (he hasn't allowed a run yet in two appearances and has the team's only win), there's the chance that TCU could be represented on both sides of today's game, which gets started at 1:20pm and I'm sure is on WGN.

This comes the day after Jake Arrieta won in his first start of 2011, outpitching the Tigers' Rick Porcello (you might recall that Matt Purke, in his negotiations with the Rangers two summers ago, was asking for "Porcello money") and helped the O's to reach 4-0 for the first time since 1997. He allowed just one run in six innings of work to send the sellout crowd at Camden Yards home happy after the home opener in Bodymore, Murdaland.

6 comments:

UHCO said...

While in line at whataburguer on berry street, jake arieta threw a golf ball at my car. I reacted with a big WTF, only to realize my unfortunate size disadvantage to him and the other three tcu baseball players in his explorer. Completely unprovoked and immature, my opinion of Jake couldnt be lower.

On a brighter note two years later I tutored Brance Rivera and couldnt speak more highly of him. He is a great and optimistic kid with good morals and an awesome work ethic. He allowed me to be able to root for frog baseball again and I couldnt be happier for his success.

BuckNasty said...

I've never quite understood why players like to pick fights with students from the same school. I have witnessed the same thing first hand when I saw Blake Schluter try to fight a friend in the old bookstore parking lot, for no reason but just to get in a fight. Took off his shirt and everything. It was pretty comical and from that day forward I hoped that he would blow out all of his knees bc he didn't deserve to play football for TCU. Sorry if you're a big fan of Blake, but I don't think that represented the school well. Nothing like trying to fight the fans that support you every game.

Lyle Lanley said...

If you're gonna hope someone gets their knees blown out for acting like a meathead, you're going to have to fit quite a few of our mutual friends for crutches...

BuckNasty said...

Yes I know that, myself included. But what I'm saying is that athletes shouldn't try to fight students from their own school just bc they want to get in a fight. We sit in stands and cheer them on every game, so why should an athlete turn around and show so much disrespect to the people that respect them most. I don't want players on my team that try to fight their own fans. Nothing like turning the people against you who want to see you succeed. That's my point. And, no, I didn't really want to see him blow out both knees bc he was our starting center, but I didn't have any respect for the guy after the fact.

Lyle Lanley said...

I hear you- that is a little bit disallusioning when you encounter something like that.

shortnkerley's said...

Well, Cashner should've gotten the W today with 5.1 of 2 hit, 1 run ball, and left with a 4-1 lead, but former Brady Quinn sex partner Jeff Samardijalkslkdklmsdf decided to come in and blow the lead out of relief. Go back to football, D-bag.