Friday, April 8, 2011

TCU-New Mexico series preview

Like TCU's last weekend opponent, this weekend's guests are a very different team than they were a year ago. While Air Force is much improved, New Mexico is nowhere near the squad that presented a considerable challenge to the Frogs for conference supremacy. The 2011 Lobos come to Fort Worth with an overall record of 9-20, and an RPI of 162...right in front of both Air Force and UT-Pan Am. After beating those last two in building a 5-game win streak and some much-needed momentum, now is definitely not the time for TCU to regress by losing to UNM. The Lobos are batting .269 as a team, and their overall ERA is 6.05. I know my series previews have generally been a bit longer than this, but the fact of the matter is that the Frogs just need to take care of business and sweep these guys away. With Miller now a midweek starter, Mitchell taking over as closer and another fresh arm (Nick Frey) to compliment the bullpen, it's time for this team to forget the sluggish start to the season and start looking like the squad that could (and should) be on their way back to Omaha.

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