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TCU News: Frogs need fourth starter

The bullpen may take a hit if Wymer is called upon.


Coach's Breakdown of TCU 4-Star Receiver Signee Omar Manning | Scout

Get him on campus, now. Plz.

He's a horse on the perimeter. A thoroughbred. He's gonna win the edge in the running game. It's a wrap. A DB is roadkill. He's gonna win out there. He is deceptively fast. You wouldn't realize how fast he is because he's over 200 pounds and 6-3 or 6-4, but he can run. A physical guy in route-running, and he has the ability to change directions like a guy that's 5-9, and that's what kinda makes him special. He can move around like a slot guy, but he's big for an outside guy. All of those aspects make him very special physically.


TCU looking at options for rotation, including top setup reliever | The Star-Telegram

Pulling Wymer out of the pen could be a detriment to that corp’s strength, but the Frogs have yet to identify a reliable fourth starter, so it may become necessary as the post-season looms.

Wymer leads TCU in appearances with 19, all in relief, and is 2-2 with a 1.62 ERA and one save as the primary bridge to closer Durbin Feltman. The sophomore right-hander from Flower Mound has struck out 43 in 33 innings.

“We can’t keep going the way we’ve been going too much longer,” Schlossnagle said. “We’ll have to look at it at some point if the others don’t start pitching better.”

Pierce faces pressure as Longhorns prepare to face No. 9 TCU | The Daily Texan

The new-look Longhorns are really strong on the mound, but have been inconsistent at the plate. Both teams are desperate for a series win, so it should be an exciting three games at Lupton.

The Horned Frogs are coming off by far their worst loss of the season last Sunday when No. 6 Texas Tech dominated them, 21-3. But Pierce doesn’t expect that to give the Longhorns an advantage when they face TCU this weekend.

“What happened to them at Texas Tech won’t have any bearing to this series,” Pierce said. “They have veteran guys. They’ve been in post seasons, so there’s a lot of concerns, but it’s not really about TCU. It’s much more about our players and going out and being themselves.”