Not helping themselves.

Spring training stats don’t matter unless you’re on the bubble. The Rangers have a few pitchers who are pitching themselves off the team. 

The Rangers threadbare rotation was looking for help from within. They aren’t finding it.

In four starts, Cole Winn sports a 9.82 ERA, and a 2.00 WHIP, meaning he is allowing two walks or hits per inning, at least two baserunners per inning. His ERA is showing he’s letting them score. Often.

Owen White’s ERA sits at an even 9.00. His WHIP is a few ticks higher. He allows more traffic than the expressway at rush hour.

Adrian Sampson, who as in the Rangers rotation during the dark years, has an ERA at 5.40. 

On the positive note, Jack Leiter has pitched in four games with an ERA of 3.86 and Danny Duffy’s is 2.25 after three starts. 

Is this the corner Rangers fans have been waiting Leiter to finally turn? Hopefully. Because it’s not working for White and Winn.



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