Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Frogs Lose to DBU...Again; OU Tonight


Kyle Starratt surrendered a walk-off 2-run homerun in the 9th, snapping TCU's 7 game winning streak and making it 3 consecutive losses to Dallas Baptist dating back to last season. Starratt pitched well in relief of Nick Frey, who only lasted 1.2 innings, allowing 5 runs. Starratt worked 6.2 innings, allowing 4 runs and striking out a career high 8, but was unable to close the door. As I watch watching (via gamecast) this unfold, I didn't expect us to bring in closer de jour Stefan Crichton because he is going to be needed tonight, but not bringing him or Trent Appleby in might have cost us the game. The Frogs bats were resilient, bringing us back from deficits of 5-1 and 6-2, thanks to homeruns from Joe Weik and Josh Elander, as well as a clutch 2 out single from Brance Rivera to tie the game at 7 in the 8th. However, the pitching staff that we all worry about now couldn't extend the game any further than the 9th.

Tonight, as most of you should know, the Frogs are back home at 6:30 in what is the most important game of the season to date- a rematch against the #14 (according to Baseball America) Oklahoma Sooners. It's not posted yet, but obviously freshman sensation Andrew Mitchell will take the mound for TCU. Mitchell was roughed up in relief against OU in their last meeting, giving up 3 runs in just 1 inning, but he seems to have found his comfort zone again since then and hopefully he can shut down the talented Sooner lineup and we can split the season series with the Sooners. If you have nothing better to do this evening (most of you dont, it's Tuesday night), head out to Lupton and cheer on the Frogs in a very, very meaningful battle between two 2010 CWS participants. Hopefully we get a full house tonight, and since tomorrow is the start of dead days students have no excuse. Nobody studies during dead days, especially day 1, so get over to the stadium for some baseball.

10 comments:

Slay Purple said...

Starratt had 2 K's in the 8th, but that was definitely not a confidence builder for tonight. Mitchell/Crichton as a 1-2 punch should a pretty solid performance for tonight.

bscooter26 said...

I hate to be That Guy, but dead days actually start thursday

shortnkerley's said...

Nothing wrong with correcting me. My college sources are limited (which is a tragedy considering the talent that runs around that place), and the ones I talked to wrapped up on Tuesday, but they probably scheduled smartly and had no MWF classes. Thanks for the heads up, but still, go to the game.

RJHiggins12 said...

Yeah unfortunately dead days start on Thursday. But I'll still be there, and so should the rest of the students.

tcumaniac said...

i have 3 tests tomorrow and a 2 1/2 hour meeting starting at 10 for my fraternty and i'll be there

Cro-magnon Frog said...

What in the world kind of fraternity has a 2 1/2 hour meeting?

CounselorFrog said...

'foam up to here, hands down here'

tcumaniac said...

it's senior speech night. takes a longggg time

VikingFrog said...

"Guys.. college was so GREAT. I'll miss you bros. I'm totally gonna ICE Boschini at graduation."

:Queue DMB theme song:

CFBMN said...

So here's a window into my college idiocy, and a big vote for having students go to the game tonight.

It was May 1991, and a couple guys from my fraternity come by and say, "we're going to watch Nolan Ryan pitch a no-hitter tonight, come with us." I had a final the next day and told them I needed to study. The old SOB pitched no-no #7 that night, and today I couldn't tell you what class that was or what grade I got...