Forget about Astros-Rangers, Cubs-White Sox or Yankees-Mets. Because clearly, the most-anticipated match up in interleague play every year are the showdowns between the Orioles and Pirates, right? Before you completely scoff the idea, remember the fact that these two teams played each other in the 1971 World Series.
Tonight, former TCU ace and current Baltimore starter Jake Arrieta takes his 8-4 record into PNC Park in Pittsburgh. He'll be looking not only for his first road victory since May 15, but also his first Major League base hit since there will be no DH in this game. Last year, Arrieta was hitless in four plate appearances- going 0-3 with a walk.
As the summer goes on, stick with us as we'll try to bring you up to date on all of the TCU alumni playing in professional baseball. Hopefully we'll have a few more Horned Frogs to root for in the bigs by the end of this season.