Friday, September 18, 2009

Rangers Score No Runs, Again

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud:
Rangers lose 2-0 to Halos.
If my math is correct that's forty-six(46), let me write that again, FORTY-SIX (46) innings without a base runner crossing the plate for your Texas Rangers.
Hitting coach where are you? That's over 5 games worth of scoreless ball if you're having trouble with the math like I am.

I know Young and Hamilton are out but, come on, really? No runs in 46 straight innings? How many games can you win if you score zero runs? Oh, that's right, none.

I love Wash as a manager but putting homerless Hank Blaylock in to pitch hit in the bottom of the 8th didn't seem like a good idea. I know he almost had one drop but, it didn't. And he hasn't had many drop in a while that's why he's only appeared about 3 times in the last 20+ games.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining:
The pitching kept them it, again.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes:
Why does it look like they're always swinging for the fences? Sometimes a base knock is OK.

Also, about a month or 2 ago when other teams were adding an arm or a bat or both what did your Texas Rangers do? Nothing really. Yes, they picked up some pitchers off waivers and had the call up of the brilliant Feliz so that helped the pitching. They had no minor league well to go to for offense. I remember hearing a quote from Wash where he said that they weren't the type of team to go add an expensive piece(I'm paraphrasing badly). But, that was the sentiment of Wash's quote regarding why the team didn't go add a bat. For whatever reason(finances) they couldn't spend the money(lack of money) to go add one stinking offensive piece(can you spare a dime?). Josh and Young get hurt and this is what's left. They've been in the race all year and when they could've used some help on offense from the front office the front office basically pulled their pockets inside out and shrugged their shoulders to the team. I wonder how that went over in the clubhouse?

Wishful thinking: What if Josh Hamilton would've had the type of season he had last year this year with the pitching the Rangers have had. But, that's why it's wishful thinking.

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