As opening day for Major League Baseball looms closer, don't crown the Philadelphia Phillies as the National League pennant winner just yet. Last year's World Series champion San Francisco Giants are in a good position to make another World Series run, while the NL Central should be an exciting divisional race down to game 162 of the regular season.
Here's a full breakdown of the NL's divisional races:
It has happened before; an All-Star fireball-throwing closer is converted into a starter. The result is usually the same; closers are just not as dominant when they move to the starting rotation. The reasons for converting Neftali Feliz are obvious 8212; Feliz has a 100 mph fastball and an electric curveball, he was named the 2010 American League Rookie of the Year, and he led all rookies with 40 saves in 43 attempts. While the Rangers need more depth at starting pitching, converting Feliz into a starter would compromise the Rangers' excellent bullpen.
The Frogs defeated the University of Kansas 7-1 in the second of a three game series.
Junior pitchers Kyle Winkler and Erik Miller combined for a one-hitter, allowing one unearned run. Together they struck out 11 Jayhawks.
A new series attendance record was set with 10,500 fans at the first two games of the series. Saturday's game totaled 4,401 fans.
Right fielder junior Brance Rivera had three of TCU's 11 hits. Seniors Jimmie Pharr and Jerome Pena each had two.
Alabama defeated TCU 4-3 at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. TCU suffered its second loss in a row, dropping the Horned Frogs to 2-2. TCU won the doubles competition 2-1. The Horned Frogs fared poorly in singles play losing four of the six matches.
On the first court senior Emanuel Brighiu and senior Christopher Price, took on Alabama juniors Ricky Doverspike and Vikram . Brighiu and Price trailed early, but rallied to take the 7-5 lead. Reddy made a sensational dive to pull the score to 7-6. Brighiu and Price held of a "Bama rally to win 50-30 and give TCU the victory.