Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Team: Texas Rangers Record: 54-41 (2.0 GB) Biggest Surprise of 1st Half: The Starting Rotation- Since the start of spring training this season, the strip of highway between Triple A- Round Rock and Arlington has gotten a fair share of use. While the Rangers have grown accustomed to success the last few seasons, this year could be considered most impressive. Texas has continually had to shuffle players back and forth between the minors because of the rash of injuries the team has sustained. Pitchers such as Justin Grimm, Nick Tepesch, Josh Lindbloom, and Martin Perez have combined to make 43 starts of the team’s 94 games. Combined the foursome is 15-19 with an ERA of 5.15. Although these numbers are far from impressive, they have been able to eat up innings and step up when the team needed them. Not bad for some players who weren’t even on the big league radar heading into the season. Biggest Disappointment of 1st Half: David Murphy- While this was supposed to be the year that David ...
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