Good morning. Well the Rangers were the final team in baseball to either lose or win consecutive games this season. Unfortunately, it was of the losing variety. Perhaps they'll start a trend of alternating streaks.
Randy Jennings is here once again to provide the rapid reaction to the Rangers' 6-3 series-opening loss to the Anaheim Angels.
Anthony Andro writes that the Rangers reacted rapidly by scoring three runs in the first inning before the bats went ice cold the rest of the way.
Within Katy Clarke's recap are quotes from Ross Detwiler who at least seems to understand why he wasn't good last night. That's something, right? (Now for the Rangers to understand that Ross Detwiler is a reliever. But, baby steps.)
T.R. Sullivan's recap notes that Detwiler had a 3-1 lead heading into the fifth inning when the Angels remembered that he's a reliever and scored four runs on two two-run home runs.
Evan Grant writes that Jeff Banister doesn't want to be a team that swings early and makes weak contact but, thus far, that's pretty exactly what the Rangers have been.
Jeff Wilson writes about Leonys Martin leading off his debut season as the leadoff hitter mired in a slump.
Sullivan notes that it's not just a starter without fastball command, or an offense that went limp six batters into the game, the Rangers also have a tired bullpen a week into the season which has the rotation unsettled.
Grant takes a look at the latest injury news on Ryan Rua and Lisalverto Bonilla. Hint: It's not great though there is good news on Tanner Scheppers and Kyuji Fujikawa.
Stefan Stevenson offers some notes on the injuries, Neftali Feliz's workload, and the Rangers getting drilled at the plate at a record pace.
Grant writes that the Rangers want out of High Desert as their high-A minor league affiliate and are taking steps to do that.
Sullivan previews tonight's contest between the Rangers and Angels and writes that it will be a battle between each team's fifth starter but that's a rude thing to call ace Nick Martinez.
Andrew Simon of Sports on Earth takes a look at which teams have been hit hardest by injuries so far this year and you'll never guess which team has had it the worst.
We're #1! We're #1! We're #1!
Have a nice day.