Games like the past few leave you feeling like the Rangers are never going to win again.
This sucks. I'm ready for a couple of wins.
Evan Grant says that numerous players were in the clubhouse last night, claiming responsibility for the loss. Vicente Padilla said he didn't get the job done, Ian Kinsler said he should have tagged up, Marlon Byrd said he should have done something against George Sherrill.
The one plus from yesterday's game was Chris Davis's bat waking up...Rudy Jaramillo says he identified a problem with Davis's back leg, that they worked on yesterday afternoon, and Davis responded with his best game of the season.
Richard Durrett says it all comes down to starting pitching, and the starting pitching failed the Rangers yesterday. Although I think you also have to be a little worried about Scott Feldman's performance out of the pen yesterday, and so far this season. The plan to improve the bullpen and the rotation by moving Feldman to the pen and Kris Benson to the rotation hasn't exactly been a success thusfar.
Jeff Wilson says that the game looked familiar, other than the plethora of empty seats in the stands...this was the lowest attendance for a scheduled game in the history of TBIA.
Willie Eyre pitched in Oklahoma, and Ron Washington says that if Eyre had been healthy, he would have started the season in the Rangers bullpen. I'm guessing Eyre will be activated this week, with either Warner Madrigal optioned or Josh Rupe put on waivers.
Anthony Andro notes that this is the same record that the Rangers had after 7 games last year, and Baltimore was the team that dropped them to 3-4 last year.
Brandon McCarthy looks to stop the bleeding today, against Orioles starter Alfredo Simon, and McCarthy has been doing some "basic tinkering" in his between-starts throwing to work on his fastball command.