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  1. -Jantzen Witte has 8 hits across his last 4 games for Triple-A Pawtucket (Red Sox), including 3 doubles and 3 RBI. He's now hitting .280 with 6 HR, 30 RBI and a .769 OPS. -Sean Wymer picked up a W in his second straight start for Class A Lansing (Blue Jays), spreading 1 run across 6+. He's now 5-7 on the year and got his ERA down to 5.99 after it'd been at nearly 9.00 in May. -Brandon Williamson pitched a scoreless inning with 1 K in his professional debut for Short-Season A Everett (Mariners) -Jake Guenther went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in his last game for Rookie League Princeton (Rays), where he's now hitting .310 with 2 RBI through 8 games.
  2. -Cashner's first scheduled start in a Red Sox uniform is Tuesday night at Fenway against the Blue Jays. -Alex Young's first post-break start is Tuesday night opposite #Lynnsanity and the Rangers in Arlington. -Arrieta gave up 1 run in 5 IP in his first post-break start for the Phils, taking a no-decision to remain at 8-7 for the season while his ERA was trimmed to 4.54. Next scheduled start is Friday night in Pittsburgh. -Carpenter is 2-for-12 in his first three games back from injury. He's now hitting .214 for the year. -Cron struck out in his only post-break at-bat so far. He's now hitting .204 in 25 total games for the D'Backs this year. -Holaday went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first post-break appearance for the Marlins, extending his hit streak to 7 and bumping his season average up to .313
  3. Our current 47: Carter Ware A few memorable 47s: Paul Dawson Chris Piland Matt Purke November 6, 2010: TCU takes down #6 Utah on the road, 47-7
  4. Nick Orr and Derrick Kindred knocking Daje Johnson out of the game in TCU's 50-7 win over the Longhorns in 2015
  5. -Lat Mayen is no longer on the roster -The Frogs will play Clemson in the MGM Tournament in Vegas on November 24th, then either Colorado or Wyoming in the final or 3rd place game on the 26th.
  6. Evan Skoug has gone deep in his last two games for Advanced-A Winston-Salem (White Sox)
  7. Our current 51: Quazzel White A few memorable 51s: Robert Henson Austin Schlottmann Josh Goolsby Kenny Cain Connie Sparks Down by 22 points and without starting QB Tye Gunn, TCU rallied behind super sub Jeff Ballard to beat BYU, 51-50, in Triple OT in Provo on September 24, 2005. ...and one bonus 51: Ken Norton Jr.
  8. Sounds like Jake's gonna give it a go: ESPN: Arrieta to pitch while Phillies evaluate elbow
  9. A few memorable 52s: Ross Forrest Michael Keathley The legendary Clif Alexander Jeff Ballard was 20-23 for 288 yards and 5 TDs / 0 INT as TCU shut out San Diego State, 52-0, in November of 2006 ...and one bonus 52: Calvin Booth - unlikely hero of the 2001 first round series comeback/upset win against the Jazz
  10. -Arrieta was shelled in his last outing, giving up 5 earned runs on 11 hits in just 4.1 IP. He drops to 8-7 on the year and his ERA jumped up to 4.67 - but the news gets worse, as it was discovered that he has a bone spur in his throwing elbow which will require surgery at some point. As of now, it hasn't been determined if that'll happen now or after the season. -Cashner has won his last three starts for the Orioles, going at least 6 innings in each and totalling 13 K's against just 2 walks in that span. He's now 9-3 on the year with a svelte 3.83 ERA, which has led to some speculation about his availability at the trade deadline. His first post-break start is scheduled for next Sunday against Tampa Bay. -Carpenter hasn't played since June 29 after being put on the DL with a lower back strain. Through 77 games, he's batting .216 with 10 HR, 28 RBI and a .706 OPS. -Holaday has hit safely in his last 6 appearances for the Marlins. He's only played in 16 games this year, but he's hitting .311 with 2 HR, 7 RBI and an .893 OPS. -Cron is 1 for his last 10, though the 1 was a HR. Through 24 total big league games, he's hitting .208 with 4 HR, 11 RBI and an .806 OPS. -Alex Young has made the most of his recent call-up to join the Diamondbacks. In his last outing, he tossed 6 no-hit innings on 71 pitches against the Rockies before being pulled. Through two starts and one relief appearance for Arizona, he's 2-0 with an 0.68 ERA in 13.1 total IP with 9 K's against 2 walks. No word yet on his place in the rotation after the break, but the D'Backs do play the Rangers out at The Temple on July 16-17. -Tyler Alexander (Tigers) and Stefan Crichton (D'Backs) are back at Triple-A after very respectable showings in their brief call-ups. Riley Ferrell was waived by the Marlins and, as a Rule 5 pick, returned to the Astros organization where he's pitched 4 scoreless IP in his first three relief appearances for Double-A Corpus Christi.
  11. Our current 53: John Lanz A few memorable 53s: Max Eubank David Johnson ...and a few bonus 53s: Mark Stepnoski Dirk dropped 53 on the Rockets on December 2, 2004
  12. Brian Howard was just named the Texas League's Pitcher of the Week for his last two starts in which he tossed a combined 13 IP giving up just 1 one, striking out 8 and walking just 1. For the year at Double-A Midland (A's), he's now 7-5 with a 2.75 ERA and 88 K's against 33 walks. He's pitched at least 6 innings in his last five starts for the Rockhounds.
  13. Alex Isola has been promoted to Class A by the Twins' organization, where he'll join the Cedar Rapids Kernels. In 7 games in the Rookie Leagues, Isola hit 10-for-25 (.400) with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI and a 1.029 OPS.
  14. A few memorable 54s: Marcus Mallet Joe Broadnax Hugh Pitts Dale Walker Lee Nailon James Cash LT scored 54 career rushing TDs at TCU A few bonus 54s: Chuck Howley Randy White Jaylon Smith Popeye Jones Rear Window hit theaters September 1, 1954
  15. Our current 55: Kellton Hollins A few memorable 55s: Joey Hunt Anthony Alabi TCU shut out Baylor, 27-0, in the 2007 season opener. It was GP's 55th win at TCU. Jim Swink was a 1st-team All-American in 1955, finished 2nd in the Heisman voting and landed an SI cover A few bonus 55s: Lee Roy Jordan Leight Vander Esch
  16. Our current 56: Austin Myers A few memorable 56s: Chris Bradley Tracy Simien Josh Carraway scored a touchdown on a 56-yard fumble recovery return against Baylor in 2015. Norman Hamilton was a 1st-team All American lineman in 1956 A few bonus 56s: Hollywood Henderson Sergei Zubov
  17. The first full update in a while: Guys currently in The Show: -Jake Arrieta, Phillies -Andrew Cashner, Orioles -Matt Carpenter, Cardinals -Bryan Holaday, Marlins -Kevin Cron, D'Backs -Alex Young, D'Backs Triple-A: -Tyler Alexander was optioned back to Toledo after making his MLB debut for the Tigers in a spot start earlier this week (5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 0 BB). He's 2-9 on the year with a 6.23 ERA on the season for Toledo. -Stefan Crichton has tossed 4 scoreless innings for Reno (D'Backs) since being sent back down following his 8-appearance stint with Arizona in The Show (4.50 ERA in 10 IP). Through 24 total Triple-A apperances this year, he's 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 42 K's against 14 BB. -Jason Coats has 8 hits during his current 5-game hit streak for Durham (Rays). Through 49 total games, he's hitting .265 with 11 HR, 28 RBI and an .809 OPS. -Jantzen Witte went deep on the 4th of July for Pawtucket (Red Sox), extending his short hit streak to 3. Through 66 total games this year between Pawtucket and Double-A Portland, he's hitting .267 with 7 HR, 29 RBI and a .719 OPS. Double-A: -Durbin Feltman has a 2.13 ERA across his last 10 relief appearances for Portland (Red Sox), but his rough start to the season is still haunting him. Through 26 total appearances, he's 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA 31 K's against 23 BB. -Brian Howard has pitched at least 6 innings in his last 4 starts for Midland (A's), picking up W's in the last two. Through 17 total starts, BGH is 7-5 with a 2.92 ERA and 83 K's against 33 BB. -Jerrick Suiter is currently mired in a 1-for-24 slump for Altoona (Pirates), which has seen his batting average tumble .10 points in the last week. Through 81 games, he's hitting .239 with 3 HR, 30 RBI and a .598 OPS. -Riley Ferrell has thrown 3 scoreless innings in his first two outings for Corpus Christi (Astros) after being returned to the Houston organization after being waived by the Marlins. -Taylor Featherston has 4 hits across his last 3 games for NW Arkansas (Royals). Through 69 games, he's hitting .266 with 7 HR, 32 RBI and a .738 OPS. -Jordan Kipper (Bowie/Orioles) and Brian Trieglaff (Trenton/Yankees) have both been dealing with injuries all year and have yet to pitch in 2019. Advanced A-Ball: -Luken Baker had two base hits last time out for Palm Springs (Cardinals). Through 72 games, he's hitting .233 with 5 HR, 29 RBI and a .679 OPS. -Evan Skoug has reached base safely in his last three games for Winston-Salem (White Sox). Through 20 games since his promotion, he's hitting .213 with 3 HR, 13 RBI and a .783 OPS. -Josh Watson quickly earned a promotion after 7 games with the A's AZL League entry. Through 5 games at Stockton, he's hitting 3-for-17 (.176) with 1 HR, 2 RBI and an .804 OPS. -Austen Wade has been injured and hasn't played since May 8th for Lynchburg (Indians). Through 23 games, he'd started the year hitting .266 with 1 HR, 6 RBI and a .757 OPS. Class A: -Sean Wymer struck out 7 against 0 walks in his last start for Lansing (Blue Jays), but took the L. Through 16 starts, he's 3-7 with a 6.67 ERA and 52 K's against 19 BB's. Short-Season A-Ball and Rookie Leagues: -Nick Lodolo is scoreless across 4.1 IP in his first three starts for Billings (Reds), taking no-decisions in all three. His sterling 0.00 ERA matches nicely with 6 K's against zero walks. -Johnny Rizer has hit safely in 3 of his last 4 for Aberdeen (Orioles), but cooled off a tad after his insane start to his pro career which included taking Noah Syndagaard deep. Through 13 games, he's hitting .306 with 1 HR, 9 RBI and an .892 OPS. -Alex Isola has hit safely in 5 of his first 6 games for Elizabethton (Twins). He's currently hitting .400 with 1 HR, 8 RBI and a 1.029 OPS. -Jake Guenther has hit safely in his first 3 games for Princeton (Rays). He's currently hitting .600 with 1 RBI and a 1.292 OPS. -Jared Janczak picked up his first professional W in his last outing for the Indians' AZL League entry. Through 4 total relief appearances, he's 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 5 K's against zero walks. -Brandon Williamson has yet to pitch for Everett (Mariners) Independent Leagues: -Matt Purke is 2-4 with a 5.84 ERA through 15 total appearances for the Sugar Land Skeeters, which includes 6 starts. Status uncertain: -Brandon Finnegan appears to be assigned to Billings by the Reds organization, but has yet to pitch in 2019. -Jake Eissler does not appear to have signed yet with the Indians.
  18. It may be, but it seems like it needs to be pointed out given the number of people that think our current moron president isn't a moron.
  19. Last night, our moron president had this to say about the nascent American military during the Revolutionary War: “Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory.”
  20. A few memorable 57s: TCU beat Syracuse, 28-27, in the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 1957. John Ruthstrom Zarnell Fitch in his playing days Cory Grant Davion Pierson I think this photo is from the right game (vs. West Virginia in 2015), but not the exact play - when Jaden Oberkrom kicked a school record 57-yard field goal right before halftime TreVontae Hights scored on a 57-yard TD reception from Michael Collins in last year's season opener against Southern
  21. In the high school section, yeah, a great deal of what you see comes from a questionnaire the coaches fill out. That's where you get some really comical heights/weights/40 times, etc. The college section is mostly the work of whatever writer DCTF contracts with to write each indidivual team preview. They take guidance from offical depth charts provided by the schools, but editorialize on them somewhat (though not nearly as much as, say, Phil Steele - who'll sometimes put a top recruit above even an entrenched returning starter).
  22. A few memorable 59s: Terrance Maiden Tayo Fabuluje TCU and Air Force played to a 0-0 tie in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day, 1959
  23. I'm in the middle of this one right now. While it centers on President Polk and the Mexican War, it really covers a pretty large contextual swath of American politics and foregin policy in the mid-1800s. Pretty entertaining read so far.
  24. Our current 61: Wil Houston A few memorable 61s: Marcus Cannon David Bobo November 18, 1961: TCU 6, #1 Texas 0 KaVontae Turpin scored on a 61-yard TD reception from Boykin as a true freshman against SMU in 2015 A few bonus 61s: Nate Newton Bill Hicks was born December 16, 1961
  25. Our current 62: David Bolisomi A few memorable 62s: Jeff Olson Herb Zimmerman John Marsh (with biographical details!) That time Kyle Hicks scored 5 touchdowns and the Frogs dropped 62 on Baylor while their fans were all buying rape-enabler #CAB T-shirts in the parking lot ...and one bonus 62: James McMurtry was born March 18, 1962 - in Fort Worth.
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