On the first pitch to his second batter, Adam Rosales became an official member of the Texas Rangers 2015 bullpen, surrendering a home run to Toronto’s Danny Valencia on an 82-mph change up, or fastball.
Adam Rosales gave up a home run to the second batter he faced last night in Toronto. The Rangers bullpen norm is to allow a home run to the first batter.
For that transgression, the Rangers have announced Rosales will be removed from the bullpen. They will try to find a nice safe place in the infield for him to play.
On second thought, the way the Rangers starters have gone recently, Rosales might just fit in better there. Giving up only one home run would make him a stud in the Rangers rotation right now.
For the second game in a row, a Ranger starter gave up a first inning grand slam and pretty much grand slammed the door shut on the Rangers chances of winning.
For the fourth time in the last five games, a Rangers starter gave up at least six runs.
The offense was able to generate its far-too-usual two runs.
Losing six in a row, the Rangers are back to .500, and five games back of Houston.
So after all that great work in May and early June, it’s back to square one.
Texas and Yovani Gallardo try to stop the bleeding today at 12:07 against Toronto and Matt Boyd, making his major league debut.
Let’s hope Adam Rosales isn’t called on to come out of the bullpen in back to back games.