ARLINGTON -- Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister will follow the recommendation of his pitching coach, Doug Brocail, and keep right-hander Nick Martinez in the rotation for a start on Saturday against Minnesota.Banister had been uncertain about Martinez' status after he allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings at Boston on Monday. Brocail's endorsement was enough for Banister.``I think...
19 days ago
'Are you crazy?' The conversation Doug Brocail had 20 years ago that has led to so many Rangers wins in 2016
ARLINGTON -- Doug Brocail was struggling in his role as a relief pitcher with the Detroit Tigers.It was 1997, his first season in Detroit, and Hall of Famer Al Kaline pulled him aside. He asked Brocail why he wasn't challenging hitters inside.His home park Tiger Stadium featured a 325-foot right field foul line plus an upper deck overhang that could turn routine fly balls into home...
June 05, 2016
Rangers pitching coach on high pitch counts for high schoolers: 'As an industry we should be pissed off'
CLEVELAND - Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail did a literal double take Monday.The subject: Pitch counts. For high school pitchers.Told that there had been at least four examples of DFW high school pitchers recently exceeding 120 pitches in big games, Brocail launched into a long monologue about the dangers of such high counts. Jesuit's Kyle Muller, a projected high draft pick...
May 30, 2016
Up until Sunday, until Rougned Odor's fist dented Jose Bautista's jaw, it was maybe the ugliest on-field incident involving the Rangers in the last 20 years.It was the night that the seat really hit the fan.Doug Brocail, now the Rangers pitching coach, was at its center.From the moment Brocail was hired as the Rangers' pitching coach last November, I had one key date circled on the...
May 16, 2016
Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail has a simple request for his pitchers. "I don't want them to be a Doug Brocail," he said.
Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said he wouldn't mind an extra three weeks for Spring Training. Instead he has just two weeks left, and Brocail said it's time for somebody to start winning the fifth starter spot.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Rangers have hired former reliever Doug Brocail as their pitching coach and Anthony Iapoce as hitting coach. With those moves and the promotions of Triple-A coaches Brad Holman and Justin Mashore, the Rangers completed manager Jeff Banister's on-field staff for next season. Brocail was Houston's pitching coach from 2011-13, then a special pitching adviser...
Via Associated Press
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