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Former Phillie and current Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt got off to a really lousy start for the Rangers this year. REALLY lousy. He got six starts and had a 6.49 ERA. Thanks to the big bats on the Rangers, he actually got three wins. Clearly he had no business being in the starting rotation, so the Rangers sent Oswalt to the bullpen when they traded for Ryan Dempster.
Oswalt's last lousy start game on July 30th when he gave up eight runs in 5 2/3 innings. Since then, he pitched two innings on August 2nd.
Today, August 5, Oswalt pitched two more. Then apparently Oswalt decided to take himself out of the game. Evan Grant, the Rangers beat writer wrote a piece where Rangers manager Ron Washington got to talk about it:
“He said he had enough. To get anymore, you have to ask him.”
Rangers fans are NOT happy. Look at all these tweets from ticked off Rangers fans:
That barely scratches the surface. Do a quick search for "Oswalt" and you'll see lots...
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Roy Oswalt has a 5.82 ERA. Roy Oswalt doesn't like his role. Roy Oswalt needs to take a number and get in line.
The Texas Rangers have more pressing concerns than his ego.
The Rangers have lost two straight games, during which starters Derek Holland and Yu Darvish turned in alarming clunkers. With two-fifths of the Opening Day rotation lost to season-ending surgeries -- Colby...
Roy Oswalt has been atrocious as a starter since coming over to the Texas Rangers about a month ago. This has resulted in him being assigned to the bullpen; an area which he has excelled having pitched 4 strong innings without surrendering a run in the past two games. The problem is when asked to come out for one more inning in a tie ball game yesterday he refused to do so because...
Today marks the 19th anniversary of one of the most memorable on-field fights in recent baseball history.
On August 4, 1993, 46-year-old strikeout king Nolan Ryan hit 26-year-old Robin Ventura in the arm with an inside fastball. Ventura stepped away from the plate for a moment, seemingly on his way to first base, before throwing his bat down and charging the mound. He...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, Scott Feldman won his sixth straight decision and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday night.
Feldman (6-6) worked into the eighth inning and became the first pitcher in 29 years to win six consecutive decisions after starting the season 0-6. Doyle Alexander did it in 1983 with the New York Yankees...
Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, Scott Feldman won his sixth straight decision and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday night.
Feldman (6-6) became the first pitcher in 29 years to win six consecutive decisions after starting the season 0-6. Doyle Alexander did it in 1983 with the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays.
Hamilton, who leads the majors...
Errors by Alberto Gonzalez and Mike Olt in a three-pitch span allowed the tiebreaking run to score in the 10th inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 7-6 victory over the slumping Texas Rangers on Sunday.
With the score 6-6, Michael Kirkman (0-2) walked Billy Butler leading off the 10th. Gonzalez, who entered in the ninth when Elvis Andrus left because of a sore shoulder, booted...
19 years ago yesterday on August 4, 1993, Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura charged the mound to retaliate against legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan for being hit in the ribs by a fastball at Arlington Stadium in Texas. Never … Continue reading →
Tonight (Monday at 9PM ET, 8PM CT) Tony, Adam and Scott take a look at the past week of MLB action. Here is what’s on tap for tonight!
“Untweetworthy!”-Tigers sweep the Tribe, ending the series with a 5-run, 10th inning off of Cleveland closer Chris Perez.
“Strange Games, Indeed”-Angels-Rangers (Wednesday night finish) and Indians-Tigers (Sunday finish).
Derek Holland gave up two runs right away in the 1st inning, and I tried not to panic. Holland believes he’s pitching well, and I waited for him to show me that.
I’m still waiting.
OK, so Dutch did have a few good innings. But they were few and far between. Between innings when he was giving up runs. And home runs. It was just not Derek’s day. And the interview...
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 1:35
Arms: Monday: Yu Darvish, RHP (11-7, 4.38 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (2-5, 5.24 ERA)
Tuesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-0, 15.43 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (5-9, 5.36 ERA)
Wednesday: Matt Harrison, LHP (13-6, 3.17 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett , RHP (5-9, 4.54 ERA)
The Red Sox just came off a very disappointing series against the Twins and were set to face the red hot Rangers and their new phenom pitcher Yu Darvish. The Sox had Aaron Cook on the mound who in his last few outings has started well, but ended the games by giving up homeruns and often. So, would the Sox even have a chance? They would and would end up winning with ease.
The Red Sox are finishing up a disappointing post trade deadline homestand against the Texas Rangers, and as of now they are almost out of time to make a last minute push for a playoff spot. The Fact that they have the 1st place Rangers for the next three games makes the task all that [...]
Texas Rangers Television Analyst Mark McLemore joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss the latest with the Rangers and the recent aquisition of Ryan Dempster to their pitching rotation.