Friday, June 8, 2012

Spit Blood Predictions: TCU-UCLA

Am I the only one that pulled his lucky football season game day boxers out from their offseason vacation at the very bottom of my drawer for tonight's Super Regional opener against UCLA? While we've had a steady diet of it in recent years here in the Metroplex, the still relatively-new phenomenon of getting caught up in postseason baseball is one of the most exhilarating sports roller-coasters out there.  Needless to say, I am quite excited about tonight and the weekend ahead.

If you're looking to get together with a large group of fellow Frogs, there is no shortage of available watching parties.  The Pour House in Fort Worth, J. Black's in Dallas and Cedar Door in Austin are all hosting official, TCU Alumni Association-sanctioned events amongst less formal gatherings such as the newly-redone Oui Lounge and Buffalo Brothers in Funkytown, The Nodding Donkey in Uptown, America and some place that sounds deliciously seedy called The Handlebar for any of you Beaumonsters.  

But first, like before any big Horned Frog sports weekend, we need to record your official predictions.  If you want to read some scouting reports on the series that are more in-depth than my own effort from earlier in the week before speaking up, here are two from the interweb's leading college baseball sources:

-Super Regional previews by Aaron Fitt of Baseball America

-TCU-UCLA scouting report by Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game

Now that you're all caught up to speed, let's hear your thoughts on the weekend.  Who wins the series, Frogs or Bruins?  Which two games do they win to clinch it?  Who will take home MVP honors from the series?  Who will be the most outstanding hitter, pitcher and fielder for TCU?  Any other wildcard premonitions?


Lyle Lanley said...

Call me a homer (because I am one), but give me TCU winning 2 games to 1.

I think the combo of Finnegan and Mitchell get it done tonight, UCLA strikes back tomorrow night and whoever between Crichton or Morrison that starts Sunday, along with the offense, gets it done in Game 3.

Series MVP: I'm looking for Brance Rivera to revert back to his dominant form from 2010 & '11 and go nuts at the plate.

Pitching MVP: Something about Mitchell in a relief role sounds like a winning idea.

Defensive MVP: The up-the-middle combo of Keaton Jones and Derek Odell. We're gonna love having both of those guys for at least two more years.

ctbeecherl said...

TCU rolls through these guys tonight... in a very close one. 4-3 Frogs.

Frogger98 said...

UCLA wins tonight. Then the Frogs rebound and take the next two. By game:

Game 1: 5 - 3 (UCLA)
Game 2: 6 - 3 (TCU)
Game 3: 4 - 3 (TCU)

Patrick Bateman said...

What would their head look like on a stick?

TCU loss tonight

win next two

Lyle Lanley said...

GREAT sea urchin ceviche