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Episode 20 · 5 months ago

Rangers Hitting a New Low

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Well, that was a very long week of watching AL West teams shine. The Texas Rangers got slaughtered by the Angels and the Mariners this week and it’s nothing to be happy about if you’re a fan. With all the money that we sunk into the offense this past offseason, you would think we could average more than 2 runs a game. We discuss this and more in the latest episode of Talkin Texas Rangers.  

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Rangers podcast. I'm your host, Larry Lease. Today we're bringing down a let us news scores from around gold life field. First, what I can think our sponsor, game time. Game time is your source for last minute tic gets to all major events, whether it's The Dallas cowboys, your Texas Rangers or the Dallas Mavericks or everything everybody in between. Check them out today. Or some great deals on tickets and, as always, our link will be in the description. Now let's move on to today's first topic. WHO's hot who's not for week to well, that was very long week of watching als team shine. The Rangers got slaughtered by the angels and the Mariners this week and it's nothing to be happy about if you're a fan. But all the money that we sunk into the offseason this past offseason, you think we...

...could average more than two runs a game. But here's who made the WHO's who, or who's hot WHO's not? Last for week to the season. Starting off, Jonah Heid basically the only bright side of the Rangers Week. He hit a grand slam off of ACE. Picture show hang it. Tony was the first, which was the first he's given up since being in the met MLB. That's pretty big feet. Deserves to be recognized on the WHO's hot list. Same huff off crushed to five hundred foot home run and round rock this week. That hit off the scoreboard in center field. It just thinks that he plays catcher. We have no room for him on the Rangers of Roster Right now. Hopefully he will get called up this season if there's an injury to Mitch garber or Jonaheim. Hey, perhaps we can ship minch garber off. Yeah, I know, we spent money on Lee. was brought into close one day for the rough riders and a very close game at the northwest Darkansas naturals. It would go on to strike out to side and...

...give them writers their victory. He will be up with the Rangers probably by midseason if he keeps it, keeps it up. Theodi to Vars to Varus is just having a great start to his ARIPAA season with the Round Rock Express. His betting averages four hundred and Twenty One and has ten R BIS. I don't let him continue as run in Apaa and if we need some bats around midseason I call him up at that point. No point to bring him up now and his batting tree goes ice cold. And now on to WHO's not hot. Rangers relief pitching. Rock Burke does have an exception to this, since he's doing well and is really for all. For the rest of the Rangers pitchers, don't go out and don't give the game away and make the deficit worse. All of them deserve to be on the WHO's not hot this this week. In the starters get honorable mention. Avery whings he's having a bad start to his two thousand and twenty two season at starting pitcher down in Frisco. Williams has made three starts for the rough riders and has posted...

...a fourteen point to ninety ar a so far this season, giving up nine rhying nine runs. Excuse me, and three starts is not a great way to make an impression if you want to get promoted at AAA. And now on to our next topic. Share my thoughts of our recent to an no rangers loss. It was a bullpen game essentially. Garant Richards was announces the opener of the Spencer Howard. Howard had been announced as a starter a couple days ago, but they each threw two winnings a piece and had about the same number of pitches. Richard allowed a couple of singles to start the game, but I got a fly out to escape the first unscathed and allow them just a Nick Allen Walk in the second. Spencer Howard, newly activated from the injured list, and a really nice third, starting and ending the inning with a strike out, but Tony camp fly out in between. Howard also had a pair of strikeouts in the fourth, which is good. On the...

...bad side. Ye allowed a leadoff single, a one hundred and four point three mile per hour line draft Seth Brown that fortunately found a glove, and then a hundred seven mile per hour, no doubt about it, home run to Stephen Piscotti. Howard touched ninety seven miles per hour with this fast ball. Struck out for the nine batters he faced and generated seven swinging strikes and thirty nine pitches, which is all good and helps illustrate why the ranger rangers like him. He also allowed an average exit velocity over a hundred miles per hour on the balls and play, which illustrates the problem with Howard. Albert Debray, who came in for the fifth and walked three of the four batters he faced, illustrating why the Yankees gave him to Texas for Jose Trevina. Despite that electric arm, Bret Martin came in in relief and, with the base of the loaded, got a pair of strikeouts together on the inning. Brett Martin is a nice bullpen arm that we should all be happy is here. Dennis Antana, back from the CODD list, through a scoreless inning and Coolbe Allard, through a pair of scoreless innings. That would have been even more great had the rangers offense done anything. But the offense didn't. Ending...

...into the ninth inning. The Rangers had two hits, both by Marquet Simeon, and two walks, one of which was also via Simeon. Nathaniel Low and Joan him each single with two outs. In the Ninth William Calhoun, the grounder, found a glove and did the game. Corey seeer had a hundred ten mile per hour lineout. Culverson had a one one point six mile per hour fly ball in the second a day Dave Raymond seemed to think was gone, but that didn't leave the park and instead was const just in front of the warning track. So just to one hundred plus exit velocities for Texas today. None for Hitts Oakland, for what it's worth, only had for themselves. Spencer Howard, it is noted above, hit ninety seven miles per hour. Lbret Debree, you topped out at ninety eight. Dennis Santana touched ninety six. Garant Richards hit ninety four, almost ninety five miles per hour.

Martin and Kobe Allard reached ninety three hundred and ninety two respectively. No sweet, but it was a five hundred road trip. Could have been worse. And now for our minor league update. Down East fell down big early, with Winston Santos allowing five runs, Damian Mendoza allowing five runs and Nick Lock Art allowing to runs. Anthony Whoopie Toy INTOA, can't say his name right, at three walks, at three KS and one point two scoreless innings. Derwin Burretto and Daniel Matteo each had two hits and two walks. Alejandro a Souna had two hits and a walk. Hickory one, one, one and you know, behind a strong star from tk roby who walked to and allow three hits at five innings, striking up five, Mark Church through to scoreless innings, striking out to. Thomas Se Geese had two hits. Chris...

Sie had a hit. End Zavola had two walks. Cole Reagan started for Frisco Five meetings, pitched three runs, four hits, quitting, a home run, two walks. Six Case Kyle gouty allowed to run at one inning, Chase Lee through one point one score of sendings. Jonathan Norton Hornless, homer, Dustin Harris and a walk and a double Justin Foscu, double, Ezekiel, Duran single. Aj Alexey started for round rock and had command issues, it appears. Apparently. On like sie needed eighty two pitches to go three innings, allowing just two runs, up five hits and five walks, along with a wild pitch striking out six. Jason Barr also allowed two runs of five hits at three innings, but walked one. It struck out five. Josh Smith and Davis Winzel each homer. Theodi TA vares tripled, Sureton apostile doubled. Before we move on, let us know your thoughts in the...

...comment section below. Give us your thoughts on the state of the Rangers. Are you panicking now that you don't have that greatest of records right now, or do you think it's just too early to really right off the Rangers? Let us know, and if you want to support the show, please do buy buying us a coffee. Buy me a coffeecom or. Apologies. I would say buy me coffee, but we actually don't have that. My bad. You can send us some any the amount of tip you want by going up Paypalcom paypal me Larry M Lee's. That way, you can support us any amount. It's appreciated. One dollar, two dollars, five dollars, fifty hundred dollars. Hey, shoot, give us a hundred doubl you send...

...us a hundred dollars. Hold buy a ticket to a rangers game. But anyways, let's move on to our final topic. Are Rangers Update? Kennedy, excuse me, it's smart. SPITE US alid return to the mount one mistake pitched Dune Spencer Howard and halted the Texas rangers chance as sweeping uncle and Marcus Simeon's bat was trending up well. Misch garber remains mired in a slump despite a Salis return to the mound. One Mistake Pitch Doom Spencer Howard and halted the Rangers chance at a sweep in Oakland. Only in now field collision can hold bubba Thompson, as a two thousand and seventeen first rounder, needed stitches above his left eye following a redheart, red hot start and triple it. And now on to our final topic. Take a look back at April stats. Shelley has been good. An opening month of two thousand and twenty two for the Rangers Point Blank. We couldn't stop the article after that.

We won't, of course. It's then we'll dive into some small sample sizes from the month of April. Starting the season out slow isn't what any rangers fame player coach headed mind. After the team spent over five hundred million of free agency during the offseason. Expectations were higher, but not quite a contentional level, rather somewhere in the middle. Eighty wins. That playing is kind of gone off the rails so far. Let's give some overreactions to statistics from April. Shelley, Marcus simeons four hundred and seventy six OPS. Look, it's not pretty. I know one of the Rangers New Superstars signed to a vegas seven year contract. Where the hundred seventy five million. It's not produced at as MVP caliber level. That four hundred and seventy six OPS. It proof in the pudding. But we know Simeon is better than that. With the career opus of seven hundred and sixty five. That four hundred and seventy six is bound a rise, especially as he keeps getting more at bats. There isn't no player on this team if not all of baseball that works hard...

...than Simone does. While it might be difficult to replicate his MVP type season with the Blue Jays last season, there's no doubt seeming and can rebound. It come a potent bad for this lineup. Once again, it's all just a matter of time. And then we have the team ear a of six nine. Yes, the number is real. Your eyes don't deceive you. This pitching staff has been nothing short of horrendous. To Beg in two thousand and twenty two. That six of nine staff Eara is the worst in baseball, and unfortunately things don't seem to be getting any better for starters, top free agents. Our top free agent addition, I should say, John Gray, has just made two starts, sandwich in between, and I els didn't, and one fourth coming. Daane dunning, Taylor, hern, Spencer Howard and Martin Perez have also been lackluster, not only struggling to provide length in games, but also giving up gobs of runs, forcing the improved a lineup to constantly have to play behind. That would explain a lot of this ugly...

...start to the two thousand and twenty two season for the Texas Rangers. Squad. Making matters worse, the bullpen is prone to surrender any lead the lineup gives them. There's just no sure thing on this pitching staff, except for maybe Brock Burke. All I can say is that there's no way this bad clip is sustainable all season. But maybe we should expect much. We shouldn't expect much improven anytime soon either. Now next Jonahim better than minch garber? Yeah, that's not a question we would think to be asking at any point this season, but here we are. Jonahim is hitting bitterer than minch garber is so far. Carber of horse was acquired from the Minnesota twins right Isaiah canear Filifa and pitching prospect Ronnie Henriquez. As a rangers sought to upgrade behind the plate. It's early it, but the offensive mind catcher has an uninspiring five hundred and thirty five ops. That's in comparison jonahims one point six seven.

Mark Him is not only killing the ball right now, but it's also an excellent defender and pitch framer. At Age Twenty six, maybe this is a year he puts it all together, becomes the catcher of the now and the future of Texas Rangers. And finally, the Rangers to fifty winning percentage so far. Yeah, no sugarcoating this one. Texas hasn't done much winning to begin the year, but sitting at this low of a winning percentage, there's simply too much talent on this team. Believe they'll stay this band all season. The Corey seeger and Marcus Sing in our two superstars who man the middle of this infield. This offense is guys I can hit in the pitching staff, while vastly under performing, will get eventually get reinforcements like Jonathan Hernan is and Jose La Clerk the bullpen and potentially adding prospects call win to the rotation down the road. Maybe it was a short and spring training that is messed with these players routines, but have to imagine the Rangers will eventually pick up to pace, well to the point where they do meet their expected wind total of around two seventy five games. And there's always thank you so much...

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