What do you do when you have a bad bullpen?
You don’t win.
You don’t hold onto leads.
And you don’t give them more chances than they deserve to pitch in games.
Yet, the Rangers decided to have a bullpen game yesterday. If there was ever a gesture saying, “we’ve given up,” it’s this.
The Rangers are now 1-9 in bullpen games.
And they have now lost seven games in a row, their longest losing streak of the year.
Has the Tony Beasley magic worn off? Or is this just a case of there’s no way to win with this pitching staff?
Coming into the season, the offense was supposed to be this team’s strength and the pitching its weakness.
The last seven games, that weakness has really been on display. They’ve given up nine or more runs four times. The Rangers have had a lead only twice in this span. And then, only until the other team got up to bat.
And today they try to snap this skid with a starting pitcher who has never won a road game with this team, in twenty-five starts.
Jon Daniels would regularly use the word “exposed” when talking about the pitching deficiencies of this team. Right now those deficiencies that got him fired are on full display.