Wasn't it nice of A.J. Pierzynski to have a good game on a night where the Rangers were apparently honoring the 2013 Rangers by scoring only one run?
ESPN Dallas' Kyle Brasseur provides the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' dreary 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox last night.
Evan Grant offers various notes on the loss and chronicles another bad night in the field and at the plate for Prince Fielder.
T.R. Sullivan recaps last night's game which saw Tanner Scheppers bounce back from a miserable Opening Day start with a decent outing.
Jeff Wilson's game story agrees that Scheppers was better in his second career start but that the bats went quiet as soon as anyone got on base.
Brasseur too writes that Scheppers made progress which is factual since he went from allowing hundreds of runs to the Phillies to not allowing quite as many to the Red Sox.
EG says hey, don't worry about Prince Fielder and his team worst WAR so far. Instead, how about you worry about the fielding...or the offense...or maybe Tanner Scheppers being a reliever masquerading as a starter...and OK, yeah, maybe also Fielder. But prioritize Scheppers-worry first for now.
Wilson writes that Colby Lewis' return to the majors now seems to be a matter of when, not if, with Joe Saunders heading to the DL yesterday.
On that note, Sullivan's Notebook covers the Rangers mulling over Lewis' next step, encouragement from Alexi Ogando, discouragement from Neftali Feliz, and a whole bunch of other items that you should read to stay up on the news of your favorite baseball team.
Wilson has more on Feliz and Ogando as two sides of the same coin which the Rangers have run through a penny press with each working on their mechanics in hopes of recapturing the glory days.
Lastly, Sullivan previews tonight's match-up between young lefties Martin Perez and Felix Doubront as the Rangers try to avoid losing a consecutive series.