Friday, May 9, 2014

Yu again 1 out away from a no hitter and some other thoughts about the Rangers/Red Sox tonight

- Red Sox pitcher Buchholz looks like he could have played a character on the show Breaking Bad that may have cooked and/or used crystal meth on said show.

- to answer Jeff, yes we have a player named Odor, but it's not pronounced like the word odor. But yes his base running a did stink, and he stunk on a key defensive play/error late in the game (see below). 

- I don't recall Pierzynski playing (defense or offense) last year for the Rangers as well as he has for the Red Sox.

- Jeff, I agree, Elvis looked unusually great tonight at the plate. Hope this is a trend for him and not an anomaly.

- Prince has looked more comfortable at the plate lately and tonight.

- After Martin hit a homer in the bottom of the 5th I realized how rarely we get to hear the Natural theme music at the ballpark.

- 6 pitches by Yu to get through the top of 6 was strong to very strong.

- Terrible fielding mistake was made in shallow right field by LF Rios and 2B Odor in the top of 7 that broke up the perfect game. I put that error on the veteran Rios for not calling off minor league call-up Odor and making the play. And I cannot help but think that but for that error Yu at least gets the no hitter if not the perfect game, especially considering all the extra pitches the error cost Yu.

- Yu did contribute to a 1 hitter with Ogando getting the last out of the game. And oh yeah, the Rangers won 8-0. 


Your Rangers lost 3 out of 4 to the Rockies

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: In the 3 losses the Rangers scored only 5 runs. And the Rangers have lost 7 of the last 10. Not so great.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: The Rangers are still somehow only 2 GB in the division. As bad as it has seemed they're still in this thing.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: The Rangers have designated 2B Josh Wilson for assignment and have called up top prospect 2B Odor. Fingers crossed that he will spark the offense. The offense can't be much worse than it has been.

Next up 3 at home versus the Red Sox.


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