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  1. 6 points
    Aussie Aussie Aussie! OI! OI! OI!
  2. 5 points
    TurkVision is the internet's best hidden gem...BTW
  3. 4 points
    It is completely reasonable to expect occasional hitting funks and occasional bad outings from pitchers, even on "championship level" teams. We have evidence this team can hit. They've scored 6 or more runs in 21 of 35 games the season. They've gotten double-digit hits in 20 games. They are going though a funk. We have seen very little evidence that this team can pitch, outside of Lodolo (and maybe King and Perez). There is no funk ... this is what the team has to work with. And when a team can't pitch, it is going to lose games during hitting funks.
  4. 4 points
    That should be a really interesting match. They start them young on the French team.
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    Texas beat OU today to outright clinch the Big 12, but Tech upset Baylor 4-3 in Lubbock, so the final Big 12 standings are as follows: Texas - 5-0; 22-2 TCU - 3-2; 19-5 Baylor - 3-2; 20-4 Tech - 2-3; 15-10 Oklahoma - 1-4; 14-9 Oklahoma State - 1-4; 14-10 The Frogs therefore finished in a tie for 2nd - the usual tie-break is H2H, so I assume that we're still gonna be seeded 3rd. And OU beat OSU 2 weeks ago, so I assume that we'll play the Cowboys as the 6th seed in the first round of the Big 12 tourney, and if we win, would get a re-match against Baylor, who will have a 1st-round bye. Unless there's a different tie-break in tennis...
  6. 4 points
    Scored the Peach Bowl helmet I wanted. White with chrome mask. Success.
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    I should've also mentioned Sean Wymer among the strong starts - while he's 0-0 through two starts for Class A Lansing (Blue Jays), he's gone at least 6 innings in both, carries a 3.65 ERA and has 9 K's against just 3 BB.
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    A few guys off to good starts: -Kevin Cron is hitting 9-for-32 (.281) through 8 games for Triple-A Reno (D'Backs), with 3 doubles, 2 HR and 11 RBI -Brian Howard is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA through 2 starts for Double-A Midland (A's) -Jerrick Suiter is hitting 9-for-27 (.333) through 7 games for Double-A Altoona (Pirates) -Taylor Featherston is hitting 15-for-35 (.429) with 3 doubles, 1 HR and 8 RBI through 9 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas (Royals) -Luken Baker is hitting 9-for-29 (.310) with 3 doubles and 6 RBI through 9 games for Advanced-A Palm Beach (Cardinals) -Evan Skoug is hitting 6-for-18 (.333) with a double and triple - and, more importantly, more walks than strikeouts - through 6 games for Class A Kannapolis (White Sox)
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    Arrieta gives up 2 runs in 8 IP for the Phillies this afternoon against the Mets. Improves to 3-1 on the year with a 2.25 ERA. Next start is Monday, also against the Mets. It'll be on ESPN.
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    My Top 10 would be: Nicklaus Woods Hogan Nelson Player Watson Jones Snead Faldo Ballesteros I've never even seen Dirk play golf, certainly not at Augusta and I don't even know if he plays golf - I certainly wouldn't put him in the Top 10, let alone Top Eleventy Gazillion of Masters Players all-time. I'm unclear as to why we're even discussing this...
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    Cam beat Fucsovics this morning 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in the 2nd round at Monte Carlo and has advanced to to the third round (Round of 16) where he will play #96 Lorenzo Sonego, a 23-year-old 6' 3" Italian, who is also a clay specialist. Cam appears to have regained his winning form and he should be favored, so that means (to me) that he probably won't win this one.
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    The Camster's W was his first ever in a Masters 1000 level event. And, as projected by CTR (the "DUSHEE" of college tennis), TCU moved up to #7 in the nation, our highest ranking of the year, within the coveted Top 8 for possible super-regional purposes and ahead of our arch-rival Baylor, who came in at #8. Read em and weep Bears! 1. Ohio State (they reclaim the top spot) 2. Texas (L; last week was the first ever #1 ranking for the Longhorns and they fall one spot this week) 3. Florida (L) 4. Wake Forest 5. Virginia 6. Mississippi State (W; W in an exhibition) 7. the Fighting Frogs of lil ole TCU 8. Baylor (L) 9. North Carolina (L) 10. USC 11. A&M (W) 12. Stanford 13. Tennessee (W) 14. UCLA (W) 15. Illinois (W; W in an exhibition) 16. Columbia (W) 17. Georgia 18. Tech (W) 19. Michigan 20. N.C. State 21. Alabama 22. South Carolina 23. Notre Dame 24. Arizona 25. Oklahoma (W) 26. Mississippi 27. Arizona State (W; W in an exhibition) 32. Oklahoma State (W; W; next up in the Big 12 tourney on Friday) 39. Tulane (W) 46. USF (W although technically rained out) Alexandrovich Rybakovsky is now 3rd in singles; Alastair Gray is 24th; Rybo/Gray leapt up to 15th in doubles and Reese Stalder/Bertus Kruger are 17th (if they stay there, they all might make the NCAA's). We seem to be peaking nicely just as postseason play commences. Hopefully, we'll keep it up.
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    TCU a school in heavy consideration for 4-star Keontae Jenkins TCU hosted two official visitors this past weekend and one of the players in town is considered not only one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, he’s also a top 300 overall player. In town making his first trip to TCU was Virginia Beach (VA) Frank W. Cox four-star cornerback Keontae Jenkins. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound prospect is ranked as the No. 17 cornerback in the nation and No. 5 overall player in Virginia according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is also ranked in the 247Sports Top247, ranked as the No. 228 overall player. Jenkins said he was impressed with what he saw during his official visit. From seeing the facilities, visiting Gary Patterson’s house and interacting with the coaching staff, everything went well. “Everything looked good,” Jenkins said of his TCU visit. “I liked talking to the staff. The relationship is developing good; I’ve been talking to them ever since they offered me; it’s been good.” Jenkins is getting recruited by Jeremy Modkins mostly because he’s the cornerbacks coach for the Frogs. However, Jenkins says he’s built a strong relationship with each of the coaches on staff. “All of them are recruiting me really,” he said. “Coach Patterson is recruiting me pretty good too. He doesn’t really do a lot of the social media stuff.” Jenkins was hosted on his visit by redshirt freshman Atanza Vongor. The four-star says he got along with the defensive back as well as the rest of the team. “I like the players down there,” he said. “We got along good.” With TCU losing three cornerbacks at the conclusion of the 2019 season including All-Big 12 corner Jeff Gladney, the position is a huge need for the Frogs’ this recruiting cycle. With 4.42 speed and tremendous ball skills, Jenkins has been told he’s a perfect fit for the Frogs’ at corner. “They tell me I fit their defense perfect,” Jenkins said. “I like playing on an island.” With 23 offers, Jenkins is one of the most coveted cornerback prospects in the nation. In addition to TCU, among the schools giving chase for Jenkins include Florida State, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Florida among others. Jenkins says following his visit to TCU, the Frogs are one of the top schools he’s considering. “It’s a school I’m definitely heavily considering right now along with some other schools,” Jenkins said. “I like them because they have a big need at my position and the staff. I like how the staff’s personalities are; it’s more than just football.” With one trip out of the way, Jenkins could be taking another visit. He says Michigan could get a visit but he’s unsure if that will happen. As for a decision, one could be coming sooner than later. He plans to release when he will be making his commitment possibly by Tuesday night. TCU’s class currently sits at No. 63 in the 247Sports composite team rankings and No. 8 in the Big 12. According to the 247Sports class calculator, a commitment from Jenkins would push the Frogs up nearly 20 spots to No. 45.
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    Three matches remain and the Frogs lead 3-1. Gray and Kruger are into their 3rd sets after coming back to triumph in their 2nd sets. Fomba could still win in straight sets. Gray 0-0 in his 3rd; Kruger 3-2 in his 3rd; Fomba 3-4. Gray 1-0; Kruger 4-2!; Fomba 4-all. Gray 1-all; Kruger 5-3; Fomba 5-all. I'm betting on Bertus to clinch first... Gray 1-2; Kruger 5-4; Fomba 6-5. Maybe it'll be Luc to clinch... Bertus clinches 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and the Frogs win 4-1!! We're 19-5 and clinched the #3 seed in the Big12 and a probable Top 8 ranking! A very impressive singles performance after getting beat in the doubles.
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    Thanks for the BD wishes. Glad I made it another year.
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    -Arrieta notched career victory #100 last night in Miami, striking out 8 and allowing just 1 run in 7 IP. He's 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA through 3 starts, with his next scheduled start coming Wednesday afternoon against the Mets. -Cashner picked up his second straight W on Monday against the A's. He's also 2-1 through 3 starts, with a 5.28 ERA. He's on the hill this afternoon against the Red Sox at Fenway. -Carpenter just signed a 2-year, $37 million contract extension with the Cardinals that could vest for an additional year in 2022 if he meets certain plate appearance thresholds in '20 and '21. He's hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games, but his average sits at just .213 so far for the season, with 1 HR, 3 RBI and a .671 OPS. -No update on Riley Ferrell's status. He's still on the 10-day DL, with no announcement yet as to when he might be activated or begin a potential rehab assignment.
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    How blessed are we on TFH to have the best college baseball internet PBP and college tennis reporting?! We should charge DOUBLE for the privilege of reading this stuff!
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    Things that paralyze Mrs. Turk with indecision.
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    Whew! The Frogs won, but just barely, 4-3 over Oklahoma on the road today. The Sooners took the doubles point and the early 1-0 lead, and then they took a 2-0 lead when Stalder fell 3-6, 2-6. But the Frogs came roaring back after that with W's from Sander Jong (6-2, 6-2), Alex Rybakov (6-4, 6-2) and Luc Fomba (6-4, 6-4) to take a 3-2 lead. Then, Kruger fell 4-6, 3-6 and it was all up to the Englishman - Alastair Gray - who won his first set 6-3 but lost 6-7 in a breaker in the 2nd. But AG prevailed in the 3rd set 6-4 and clinched the 4-3 W for the Frogs! We're now 18-5, 2-2 in the Big 12. Meanwhile, Virginia beat UNC 4-2. This is good news for us (as explained above) because it now means we are likely to finally make it to #8 in the ITA rankings. But we need to beat Oklahoma State on Sunday to ensure that.
  26. 3 points
    That Rizer home run was a no doubter. A couple of feet higher and it would have bounced into my front yard.
  27. 3 points
    Best team in the nation. Change my mind.
  28. 3 points
    The Clapper. Singles, 2-0 Frogs, Isola leads off B6. SH pitcher @ 92 pitches. And Alex gets a lead off single; Zach Humphreys in as a pinch runner. Johnny Rocket. Singles, bases 67% reptilian, no outs. Austin Henry. Shows bunt. Grounder to SS, one out, Frogs on the corners. Pitcher @ 100. The Clapper. Singles, 2-0 Frogs. 1st & 2nd are carpenter ant kill zones; one out. Pirates go to the bilge for a new pitcher. Oviedo. Hitters count! Walks. Bases sporting spikes and spurting blood with one out. Goodloe. SINGLES to deep CF, 4-0 Frogs. Frogs on 1st & 2nd, still just one out. Wolf Hunter. Grounder to 3rd gets the lead runner, two away, Frogs on 1st & 2nd. Air Mail. Hitters count! Walks. Bases lack internal temperature control, two outs. I like this new pitcher; he’s having a hard time finding the strike zone. The Big Gun. And as soon as I say that, with a 2-0 count on The Gun, SH goes to the bullpen. Hitters count! Guenther singles, a run scores, but Wolfe is thrown out at home. They’re going to video review, but it looked like a good call from my seat. Call confirmed. 5-0 Frogs after six full. Do or die time for Seton Hall in this seven inning game.
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    I'm so happy CJD is here for the long haul. It looks as if CJD and his assistants have wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail. Looks to me that we're going to have a kick ass basketball team that we'll all be proud of for years to come.
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    Sure. I'd frankly be shocked if they sent Texas that far away from home, especially as a 2-seed. I think they'd be far more likely to send a smaller fan base away if there weren't enough regionals in the southwest to host them all.
  33. 2 points
    In their latest projections, D1baseball has TCU as a 3-seed in Fayetteville ... Other Big XII-II teams: Okie Lite , 2-seed in College Station Baylor, 2-seed in Baton Rouge OU, 3-seed in Lewuhvul WVU, hosting (really?) Tceh, hosting Texas, 2-seed in Corvallis https://d1baseball.com/projections/college-baseball-projected-field-of-64-april-17/
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    Should we be giving up 6+ runs to UTA and Seton Hall? Absolutely not. But our “championship level offense” has left a lot to be desired against those teams as well. Three runs and 12 LOB deserves an earful. Honestly, the # LOB this season has been pretty much as worrisome as our pitching.
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    Jantzen Witte sent to Pawtucket on Sunday
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    Cam beat Mannarino today for his first W in several weeks in the opening round at Monte Carlo 6-4, 6-3. He will now face #37 Marton Fucsovics, a 27-year-old player from Hungary in the 2nd round. He won't be favored as Fucsovic is best on clay, but Cam's matches don't always follow form, so we'll see.
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    Right - again, no one's going to pass the purity test of Ron Paul's most ardent followers - likely even Dr. Paul himself, were he to somehow get elected. And my point is that "conservative" voters really don't seem to give a flip about fiscal conservatism as much as they just want a big personality, some steaks fresh from The Sharper Image and an even bigger mountain of debt to pass along to their kids.
  40. 2 points
    Daniel Hause Jr. likely playing himself off the Rockets (too expensive). I could see GM Wizard Morrey getting KW34 for a magic bag of beans.
  41. 2 points
    LOL. Tech's stunning upset of Baylor yesterday has caused CollegeTennisRanks to change their projections - TCU is now projected to pass Baylor and move up to #7 in tomorrow's ITA rankings, and Baylor will fall to 8th (despite the H2H advantage over us). Also, this means that Tech will probably be ranked #18th, within striking distance of hosting a regional if they can make it up to #16th which is possible if they beat OU Friday and certain if they could then beat Texas in the semis. The problem for Baylor is that they have 9 really good W's but this is the week that the ITA expands to the Top 10 W's and our 10th W is much more impressive than theirs. What if scenarios are speculative, but if we can beat Oklahoma State, and if either UNC, A&M or USC win their conference tourneys, our possible match against Baylor could decide who gets the Top 8 advantage and who doesn't. CTR also has a cool "what if" app and I ran it for us beating Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas, and if that happens, we could end up as high as 5th (and we'd knock Texas off the #1 perch). Kind of like DUSHEE, CTR is usually but not always predictive of what will happen with the ITA. We'll find out tomorrow when the rankings are released.
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    The Big 12 announced the seedings and schedule for this weekend's conference tournament championship and, as projected, we're the 3rd seed and will face #6 Oklahoma State (yet again) Friday at 12:00 noon in Lawrence. The Cowboys are 14-10 and have W's over ...- oh wait, just scroll back a few posts and read the preview for yesterday because it hasn't changed much... This will be the third time we've faced them this season so we know them fairly well - supposedly, it's tough to beat a team 3 times in a year, but I'm not sure if that applies in tennis. #4 Tech will face #5 OU in the other quarter and the winner of that will play #1 Texas in a semi and the winner of our match will play #2 Baylor in the other semi. Obviously, we want to win it, but if we don't, the least we want is to do well enough to preserve our expected #8 ranking, which means we need to do better than North Carolina, A&M and USC, who are chasing us in the rankings. It'd also be very cool if we can catch and pass Baylor and we'll have a good chance to do that if we can win 2 rounds. Texas is expected to be #1; Baylor to be #7 and TCU #8, so this will be a very stacked tourney.
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    I always liked the old grumpy Baylor bear logo. (Similar to the grumpy frog logo.) They even had a uniform last season with the grumpy bear on the helmets. I associate all the modern Baylor logos with Briles and the attendant hypocrisy.
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    Oklahoma State is 14-9 this season and 8-2 at home. Last night, they gave Texas quite a tussle and only lost 4-3, so they're a very good team despite "only" being ranked 26th and the lowest ranked Big 12 team. They have W's over Omaha, Creighton, Arkansas, Arizona State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, California, Villanova, NC State, Memphis, Oral Roberts, Charlotte, UMKC and Tech and L's to TCU (in the ITA Kickoff), Mississippi, Wake Forest, San Diego, Tulsa, UCF, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas. They are 1-3 in the Big12 and are fighting to avoid the #6 (and lowest) seed in the Big 12 tourney in Lawrence next week. They are led by #76 Matel Vocel (Czech Republic) and #122 Artur Dubinski (Belarus) and they also have Maxim Tybar (Belarus), Mathieu Scaglia (France), Emile Hudd (London) and Luke Hammond (Birmingham, UK) as singles players. In doubles, Tybar and Scaglia are ranked #29. Their coach is Jay Udwadia, who's been there since 2012 - he's a former Razorback. All-time, TCU leads the historic series 13-10, including 6 straight and 7 out of the last 8 matches. The last 4 matches, the Frogs have swept the Cowboys 4-0. In Stillwater, however, the all-time series is tied at 3-all. We should be favored, but if they can take Texas to 4-3, they can do the same to us. We better be ready in our final match of the regular season. At stake is a possible Top 8 ranking and the 3rd seed in the Big12 tourney. The match is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. In addition to Texas's 4-3 W over Oklahoma State (which clinched at least a share of the Big12 title for the 8th time), Mississippi State trounced A&M in College Station 6-1.
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    Jake Guenther may be playing his way out of us being able to enjoy seeing him play his senior season in Fort Worth...
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    Connor’s mom needs to go to boot camp with Summer Holgorman, or whatever her name is.
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    The Big Gun leads off B8. Walks. Isola. Singles, Frogs on the corners, no outs. Brad Smith pinch running at 1st. Rocket Man. Sac Fly 7-6 Frogs. Czerniewski* holds at 1st. Henry. HITTERS COUNT, MF-ers! Henry walks. Pirates make their pitcher walk the plank to the dugout and bring in a new arm. Zach Humphreys. Singles up the middle, Brad Smith scores, 8-6 Frogs, runners in 1st & 2nd, one out. The Clapper. Strikes out, two away. Oviedo. Full count. Strikes out. To the ninth we go, 8-6 Frogs. *And that’s the last time I’ll be thumb-typing THAT. He’s Brad flippin’ Smith.
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    I just threw up my waffle....
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    Cam (#55) lost his 5th straight match today, this time 6-3, 6-4 to #372 Joran Tipsarevic in the first round at the clay court tourney in Houston. Yet another terrible result. TCU holds the all-time edge 14-11 over the OU Sooners, including the last 5 in a row, a streak that started in 2016, immediately following a string of 9 straight that OU won over the Frogs. This will be the 7th meeting in Norman, where the Sooners lead the all-time series 4-2. Tomorrow's matches are scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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