Found September 15, 2012 on
I am generally a fan of roller coasters. Except when they happen in the form of a Rangers game.
Scott Feldman continued his streak of terrible starts, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in just 2.2 innings. And he threw 71 pitches in that time. Horrendous. I’m not about to boo Feldman (like many in RBIA did), but it’s getting REALLY hard to root for him. He’s just not giving us much to root for.
Martin Perez, on the other hand, was outstanding tonight. He pitched 4.1 innings of relief, allowing just one base runner on a walk while striking out five. I really wanted the Rangers’ offense to come back while he was on the mound and get him the win.
They did come back to tie it with Perez as the pitcher of record, but couldn’t do more than that. Nelson Cruz scored Ian Kinsler on a sacrifice fly in the 3rd, Mike Napoli hit a three-run home run in the 6th, Cruz singled to score Josh Hamilton in the 7th and David Murphy followed up with a fielder’s choice to bring Adrian ...
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have made a switch in their pitching rotation and will go with rookie left-hander Martin Perez Friday in Seattle.
Perez will take the rotation spot of Scott Feldman (6-11). Feldman allowed six runs in 2 22 innings Saturday and was replaced by Perez, who pitched 4 13 scoreless innings.
"He's been very aggressive," Texas manager Ron...
The Texas Rangers are making a change to their rotation for the final 16 games of the season. Rookie left-hander Martin Perez, who pitched 4 1/3 innings of no-hit relief Saturday, will start Friday against the Mariners at Seattle. He replaces the same man he relieved Saturday: right-hander Scott Feldman. "He's been very aggressive," manager Ron Washington said of...
Slugger Josh Hamilton is back in the Texas Rangers lineup after getting an injection to lubricate his sore left knee.
Hamilton, who leads the majors with 41 home runs and 121 RBIs, said before Friday night's game against Seattle that his knee was already feeling ''90 percent better than it did before.''
Hamilton came out late in Wednesday night's game and...
Every year at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Commissioner Bud Selig addresses the assembled cash providers and architects of the 30 teams and proceeds to roast one.
He basically chooses the worst deal of the offseason, and in 2011 he believed that to be the Texas Rangers' signing of Adrian Beltre for five years and 80 million.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels...
On a day when the bullpen was exceptionally thin, righty Koji Uehara went where no Rangers reliever has
gone this season. He went to the mound for a fourth consecutive day. With righties Mike Adams and Joe Nathan unavailable due to fatigue/soreness issues and Alexi Ogando
being held back to close out the game, if needed, Uehara gave the Rangers a perfect eighth inning in...
When the Texas Rangers signed Yu Darvish this offseason it was thought he could be a huge piece to the team’s postseason puzzle, especially after the loss of staff ace C.J. Wilson to the Los Angeles Angels. Well, Darvish has been fantastic during his first season in the majors and that continued Friday night.
Darvish struck out nine in seven innings as the Rangers beat the Seattle...
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is still unsure when star Josh Hamilton will be back in the lineup.
Hamilton was not with the Rangers for their weekend series in Seattle. The former AL MVP returned to Texas on Friday for further evaluation of a sinus problem that is affecting his vision.
Hamilton has missed five straight games. He is hitting .287 with 123 RBIs and 42 home...
Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has recorded the 200th strikeout of his debut season in the major leagues.
Darvish became the first major league rookie to reach that mark since Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out 201 batters for Boston in 2007.
After Seattle right fielder Carlos Peguero led off the fifth with a strikeout, Darvish's fourth of the game and 200th of the season...
The Texas Rangers are quietly marching through this 2012 season ignoring every obstacle thrown their way. They were the healthiest team in baseball until May, then the flood gates opened. Injury after injury piled up, yet the Rangers carried on. They have been in first place for most of the year, and they really have not been challenged until recently. The Oakland...
Anyone who thinks Matt Harrison is the #3 guy in the playoff rotation probably needs to look again. How is he NOT #2? Only Yu Darvish looks sharper right now. Those two are the guys I want out there the most if the Rangers make the post-season for the third time. But enough about the post-season. There’s still some work to do.
Harrison did his part today. And so did...