Thursday, July 28, 2011

Brian Wilson twin??

I thought this was really funny when I saw this picture my friend took of Jake for me, and then Brian Wilson! He plays for the Giants, and most the guys think his beard (Wilson) is so cool! I have been looking at Jake's beard for the last 4 months! It now has become a joke with the team, and he says he is keeping it through the season (yippee for me...) I had to post this of them both! I thought it looked so similar!


http://ubnotorious.blogspot.com/2011/05/via-jmg-touch-brian-wilsons-beard.html

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday night was a great night!

San Antonio bests RoughRiders for series win
Brigham extends scoreless streak to 10.1 innings
07/21/2011 10:39 PM ET
Jake Brigham struck out five in two innings of shutout relief Thursday night. (James Garner)
"The San Antonio Missions earned a series victory over the RoughRiders with a 6-4 victory Thursday night at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium.
San Antonio (66-30, 17-9) struck first with three runs in the second inning, which featuredJason Hagerty's two-run double.
The RoughRiders (54-42, 14-12) responded in the fourth when Mike Bianucci clubbed a two-run homer, his team-leading 22nd of the season. Bianucci is now tied for fourth all-time in home runs by a RoughRider in a single season.
In the fifth, though, the Missions would pad their advantage with two more against Frisco starter Robbie Erlin (5-2), who worked through the fifth and allowed five runs on nine hits. The southpaw struck out four and did not walk a batter.
After San Antonio tacked on another run in the sixth, Frisco cut into San Antonio's lead in the seventh without the benefit of a hit. Both Jose Felix and Mitch Hilligoss posted RBI groundouts.
Frisco reliever Jake Brigham struck out five in two scoreless innings of relief. In his last five outings, Brigham has scattered just three hits in ten and a third scoreless frames.
Matt Buschmann (6-1) tossed seven innings for the Missions and held the 'Riders to four runs, three of which were earned, on four hits. Behind Buschmann, both Nick Vincent and Miles Mikolas tossed a perfect inning.
Frisco will send Ben Snyder to the mound, who will look for his team-leading eighth win. The Hooks counter with Jonnathan Aristil. Pre-game coverage along the RoughRiders Baseball Network begins at 6:35.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs."  http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110721&content_id=22125300&vkey=news_t540&fext=.jsp&sid=t540  -By Brian Boesch
07/21/2011 10:39 PM ET



"Brigham Strikes Out Five: For the first time in quite some time, Frisco has a new strikeout leader this season. Jake Brigham’s 5 strikeouts in 2 innings of relief on Thursday allowed him to pass Martin Perez, who had 83 for Frisco before his promotion to Round Rock. Brigham is up to 85 strikeouts for the season. After struggling in his first few outings as a reliever, Brigham has not allowed a run in his last 5 relief appearances, each of which he went at least 2 innings."  http://playernews.info/2011/07/23/game-97-corpus-christi-hooks-jonnathan-aristil-frisco-roughriders-ben-snyder/-Corey




Saturday, July 23, 2011

Trades. Trades. Trades..

Right now is a crucial time in baseball due to trades! Every team is wanting to get the best player, and get the most out of their team for the upcoming season, as well as best deal..

This time in the season for people like us who are hoping to be protected this year, is a very scary/exciting/anxiety/stressful all mixed into one month for us! Obviously the percentage is small, BUT still a chance! When I say this is the year for us to get protected, I will try to explain as easy as I possibly can, without getting into too much detail because I still to this day do not follow completely... So bare with me! :)

When you are drafted out of high school the team technically signs a 5 year contract (yes you can be traded, but more than likely you stay with that particular team unless you are doing really bad, or etc)

Last year was Jake's 5th year, but we knew we had no chance of getting protected because he finished his season in Low A. Texas can either put him on the 40-man (roster) or a team can come in and say we want to take a chance on Jake, and that specific team who picks him up has to put him in the big leagues for the entire season! Both are very good things, along with giving us a break with finances. Since this is Jake's second year to be protected his chances are better than last year, especially playing on the AA team. You are more exposed to a lot of teams, and obviously it's two steps away from the big leagues. We know that Texas is trying to figure out what to do with Jake this year, that is why they moved him to the bullpen. We have heard a bit of positive feedback from some people, BUT we have NO idea what will happen this season, and with protection. Our agent feels that we will find out a lot about next season in the next two weeks, due to the trade any all. Texas (in the big leagues) REALLY needs bullpen help! They are hoping to do a trade and get some bullpen help from other teams, and some of the teams that are being approached are Padres (San Diego), Oakland A's, Marlins (FLORIDA) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IF WE COULD GET TRADED HOW AMAZING BECAUSE OF OUR FAMILIES...but we will be grateful wherever God puts us this year because we love Texas organization a lot.. Now obviously all of you who know baseball realizes that trades are talked about EVERY day of the season, so these articles could mean absolutely nothing and like I said before Jake and I have no idea about if we will be traded, protected, or stay exactly where we are!

July is known for the huge trade month, trades are now happening daily, and every team has until July 31st for the final trades, that is why it is such a crucial time with every team making their final trades and getting players. We are just praying whatever is supposed to happen will happen, and we will trust in the Lord wherever he puts us! We do feel this is why Jake was moved to the bullpen because Texas is needing help, and to see if Starting is where he belongs or the bullpen!


http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/texas_rangers/index.html

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hilarious video!

One of my girlfriends posted this on facebook, and thought it was hilarious!! I had to share with everyone!! This was done during a rain delay!! 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aazG7dMhE7I&feature=player_embedded#at=356

Jake bullpen Interview

Jake was interviewed talking about his transition from starting to the bullpen! At first we were unsure of this decision (I felt it was a good one) BUT it is scary starting anything new! I am so proud of Jake digging in, and giving it his all the last month or so! It has started to pay off, and he is starting to see some good positive results the last few games!

Here is the interview of him! Click this link ---->  Jake Brigham Interview



It was so funny at the end what the broadcaster said! Robin (Jake's mom) says he has always had a deep voice since he was 2! I can't even imagine hearing a child with a deep voice, it would shock everyone when he would talk!! People tell him if baseball doesn't work out, he could do broadcasting! LOL :) Hope you enjoy! :) 



Sunday, July 17, 2011

Great Outing and weddings

July has been a good month for Jake and his outings!  Jake had a great outing in Missouri before the wedding. He came in the 7th inning (I think) and only threw 3 pitches! He pitched 2 innings, gave up one hit, and no runs! He only threw 11 pitches which is very good for Jake! He was pretty excited, and felt good about that outing! 


The last few times he has pitched he has done very well, and we are excited that he is finally getting a hang of the bullpen. 

We all were very proud and excited for him! On Friday (July 8) afternoon Jake flew from Missouri to Florida for Rachel and Michael's wedding! It was a very busy, fun weekend! Jake was only given 30 hours home, which was NOT long enough at all! :( It was so good seeing everyone, since he hasn't seen his family since February! 

The Brigham's did a beautiful job on the wedding! Everything was so beautiful, and perfect! Rachel was a stunning bride! 

I am so happy for
 MR. & MRS. MICHAEL SIVELLS!! <3 



After the wedding Jason, Laura, and Ryley flew down to see Jake and then spend some time with my family! Jake has not seen them since February as well, and could not believe how big Ryley is and she's walking!! I wish he was able to stay longer, but had to fly out at 6:30 am this morning and head to Arkansas~! 


 Poor guy, has to get on a 8 hour bus ride back to Frisco on Tuesday. He has been in 5 states in the last 4 days!! I am sure he doesn't want to think about traveling for a while!! I will be returning to Frisco on Tuesday but soaking up my last few days with my sister, and family at the beach! I have enjoyed the past month in Orlando with my family and friends!! It was so good seeing everyone, and the break away from the baseball world!! I do miss my routine and going to games (who would have ever thought those words would come out of my mouth?!) I cannot believe the season is almost over, and we will be in the off season 6 weeks from now!! This season has flown by for us! 

Ryley and Jake

Sunday, July 10, 2011

How to follow our blog!!

Hi everyone!! I have had quite a few people ask me about the blog recently, and thought I would let everyone know how to follow it if you would like to!

It is very simple and will be emailed to you anytime we update our blog! I am only allowed a certain amount of emails (that is how some of you already receive my posts by email.) If you would like to keep up with us on the 

Left SIDE there is a tab that says 
"FOLLOW MY BLOGS BY EMAIL" 
type in your email address, it will ask to type in security number/letters then under YOUR email address you will have an email from "FEEDBURNER activate your subscription to Jake and Taylor Blog." 

This is a great way for you to keep up with us, and you will not get any spam, only thing you will receive is our blog on your email anytime I update it! If you have any problems please contact me and I can help you! :) I don't mind if you pass along to family friends who are praying for Jake, and want to know about his career, just respect our privacy which I know all of you do! :)

Again, thank you all so much for your prayers, and support during the season! We are so happy and are thankful for all of the people who are following us!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Texas Ranger Game

This was so sad, that a fan had fallen on Tuesday, and passed away...My prayers are with his family..


Texas Fan Dies



G.J. McCarthy / Staff Photographer
Players and fans look on after a man fell trying to catch a pop fly during the Texas Rangers game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, July 7, 2011 in Arlington.
9:55 UPDATE: The Rangers have confirmed that the fan has died.
Statement from Nolan Ryan: "We are deeply saddened to learn that the man who fell has passed away as a result of this tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
We'll have more on this developing story.
One year and one day removed from an incident where a fan fell from the second deck of Rangers Ballpark, another fan fell trying to catch a baseball and had to receive medical attention.
With the Rangers ahead 1-0 in the second inning, Oakland's Conor Jackson hit a foul ball to left field. An excited Rangers fan reached over the left field wall in an effort to catch the ball that Josh Hamiltonthrew into the stands and tumbled head-over-heels into the left-field scoreboard.
The fan was taken from the park on a stretcher. 

 http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-rangers/headlines/20110707-rangers-fan-dies-after-falling-over-fence-at-rangers-ballpark.ece

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sam B, 32 ~ America's Got Talent 2011, New York Auditions


I had to post this from the other night of America's Got Talent! This guy is hilarious with his dancing! My parents and I were hysterical! Love him!!