Monday, June 20, 2011

Arrieta on the hill tonight

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.

Live chat with Schlossnagle @ 1:30pm

We all wish he was a little too busy with a certain tournament up in Nebraska right now, but TCU head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle has a live chat at 1:30 this afternoon on gofrogs.com. You can submit your questions now by clicking here.

Morning Dump


Football:

Stadium renovations taking shape Star-Telegram

2011 MWC Predictions Athlon Sports

2011 TCU Preview Athlon Sports

Evans and Kelton receive preseason honors gofrogs.com

Bowl officials finalize dates for 2011 postseason Star-Telegram


Athletic Department:

Q&A with Chris Del Conte Orlando Sentinel

TCU alum wins LPGA event gofrogs.com