Monthly Archives: April 2024

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Major league pitching is hard. Unforgivingly hard. Major league scouting departments are good. Really good. Evan Carter is discovering both of those truths. When he came up last year, everything clicked right away. The Rangers brought him up out of desperation. Adolis Garcia was injured, the season was falling off […]

Waiting for Corey.

The Rangers just finished a brutal stretch of seventeen games in seventeen days, with the final ten of those games on the road in Houston, Detroit, and Atlanta. Texas went 8-9 in that stretch, including 3-4 at home and 5-5 on the road. It just seemed like it was worse. […]

A really good win.

The Rangers salvaged one game out of the three in Atlanta. That’s actually a good thing. Beating Atlanta is hard, the Braves are the best team, by far, in baseball.  The best part was, when it looked like the Rangers would fold, they actually got back up, dusted themselves off, […]

Jon Gray comes out of the bullpen.

So, after twenty-two games, do the Rangers officially have a bullpen dilemma? Tied 2-2 against the much more superior Atlanta Braves, the Rangers went to their bullpen after Nathan Eovaldi struggled finding the strike zone and piled up a pitch count. But, being the ace he is, even though he […]

Misplay stings Leiter.

Jack Leiter’s numbers might not look great in his major league debut, but he deserved better. It started off well enough. He struck out the first batter he faced. And the third. He allowed two baserunners in the first but didn’t break, getting out of it without a run scoring. […]

Jack Leiter time.

This day seemed like it would never get here. Jack Leiter is finally making his major league debut today in Detroit. He was the second pick in the first round of the 2021 draft, after a brilliant but COVID-shorted two-year career with Vanderbilt, where he was 13-4 with a 2.05 […]

Offense running on fumes.

Where is the gas? Where is the power? In this anemic streak the Rangers are in, the only way they are going to score is if they get three hits in an inning. That means they can get only one run an inning, maybe two. But the big inning, that’s […]

Kirby your enthusiasm.

Have the Rangers found a closer? When they signed Kirby Yates early in the offseason, it didn’t get the fanfare that Josh Hader’s or Craig Kimbrel’s signings got. But Yates had been a successful closer. An All-Star, in fact. He made the All-Star team with San Diego in 2019 as […]

Rangers arms need a hand.

Since starting the season 6-2, the Rangers have reversed course and gone 2-6 their next eight games. Two losses to Houston, two to Oakland, two more to Houston. It’s been a lack of offense, no clutch hitting, very little power, bullpen failures and, just when they needed another great start […]