Talkin Texas Rangers
Talkin Texas Rangers

Episode 22 · 4 months ago

The Rangers Are Turning a Corner

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The Texas Rangers had quite a turnaround of events over the past week. Last weekend, they took two out of three against the defending World Series Champion Atlanta Braves. Then, they swept the Philadelphia Phillies in a two-game series.

What has me and other fans excited is that the starting pitchers seem to be really getting deep into games now and the relief pitching doesn’t have to carry the load. Speaking of the bullpen, they’ve been really good too lately.

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Rangers podcast. I am your host, leary lease. Today's episode we're diving Intel latest rangers news from around Globe I field. But first what I can think our sponsor, game time. If you're looking for the best deals on game tickets, concert tickets or other sporting event tickets, you need to check out game time. When I want to go to a rangers game, I go right to game time, especially for their friendly customer service. They're quick and efficient selling of tickets. I've never had an issue with them. I've always gotten the tickets before I can get to the gate. Check them out. Today link will be in the description. So without finder do let's dive into our first topic week, for it's our who's hot who's not. The...

Texas Rangers had quite a turnaround of events over the past week. Last weekend they took out two out of the three against defending world series champions Atlanta Braves. Then they swept the phillies in a two game series. What has me and other fans exciting is at the starting pitchers seemed to be really getting deep into games now and a relief pitching doesn't have to carry the load. Speaking of the bullpen, they've been really good too lately. If the Rangers can continue is moving forward, they will have a shot in close games. Come to find out who made the cut and this week's WHO's on WHO's not. Starting off with the WHO's hot, I got Zach Rex, or t rex it's called up to see how he would do with the Rangers at the major league level. Well, it is. First at bad against in Atlanta, he got his first major league hit as well as his first RBI. He's...

...done well in his first week with Rangers and I can't wait to see how he progresses this coming week. Phillias Fan. Well, he's not on the Ring Rangers main roster, this man helped the rangers to a victory. This band interfered with the Rangers Catching Nick Castellanos home run Wednesday night. After the review, the UMPIRES reversed the home run and ruled it a grabbed wild double. Dane dunning. DUNNING had a heck of it outing against the Atlanta Braves. He'd also pitched the longest the rangers starting pitcher heads all year long. In seven innings, donning allowed four hits, strug out seven and only allowed one run. I know fans are frustrated with his up and down performances since becoming a ranger, but the fans shouldn't be mapped away. He played against the braves. Jonaheim, I don't know why I got benched in the final game against the phillies Wednesday night. He should be getting all the playing time right now with the way he's hitting. Jonaheim covered a ball deep in the left field to get the Rangers on the board Tuesday night. According to the...

Baley sports southwest twitter page. Jonaheim is second in on base plus slugging behind angels player Taylor Ward. Currently, after seeing what he did against the Phillies, he needs to keep being in the lineup as the main catcher. Martin Perez. Martin Perez pitched the lights out Wednesday night against the phillies. In seven innings, he allowed four hits struck out for as he helped the rangers to a sweep over the phillies. Ever since coming back to Texas is we're seeing a much improved Perez and I'm loving it. And now, unfortunately, we must cover WHO's not hot. Starting off, Willie Calhoun. Calhoun's the motion to AAA all but likely ends his tenure with the Texas Rangers. He had such an upside with his bat. He just couldn't get over all the injuries that he sustained with the Rangers. I personally wish Willie all the best with his next team in his future endeavors. And then we got John Gray,...

...even though he's still coming back from a blisters he sustained at the beginning of the year. Putting the Rangers on at three and a hole early in the game was the main reason he got pulled early against the phillies. Thanks to Chris Woodward Smart Bet with the pinch hitters gamble, the Rangers were able to get on the game with a victory. And on their upcoming schedule, the Rangers are just now beginning a series against the Kansas city royals from today until the twelve. And now our next topic is our minor league update. The Texas Rangers have placed Catcher Mitch Garber on the injured the list with a flex or strain, it was announced today. To take his place on the active roster, the Rangers have recalled Sam Huff from AAA round rock. GARBER was acquired from a Minnesota twins this offseason for Ikf and Ronnie Henriquez's got en up to a slow start offensively, although that's been balanced out by the white...

...hot start to the season Jonaheim has had. There's no indicationism yet as to how long garber will be out, though with flex or strain could result in significant time missed. Sam Huff is now up to back up Jonaheim behind the play. If garber is going to miss significant time, I would tend to think the rangers might look to add a backup catcher from outside the organization in order to allow huff the opportunity to get some more development time in play more often at AAA. In our next topic, Chris Woodward was kind of foolish or blaming loss on a little league Ballpark, blaming the Nikee stadium short perch porch. Excuse me for a Texas Rangers loss. Is that the level accountability we've stooped to under Chris Woodward? It's frustrating to lose a game and walk off fashion, especially in a low scoring affair, as was the case on Sunday afternoon and the first game of a double header between the Rangers and the...

Yankees in the Bronx Glabor Torres knocked Um all over the short right field porch for it two and one, Yankee win over Texas, ultimately wasting another gem from Dane dunning. He's been on a roll lately. Sure, Torres is homer was on a moon shot, but with an estimated distance of three hundred sixty nine feet, that cheap home run would have left the yard in twenty six out of thirty ballparks. Yeah, sorry, woody, we're not with on this one. Texas ranger skipper, now in his fourth season with a team weceeded to call on Yankee Stadium of Little League ballpark. You know, maybe it was just a regular home run that was hit one hundred six miles per hour off the bat. That's big league stuff. It hasn't been an ideal start to the two thousand and twenty two season for woody's Rangers, but they've been playing bidder of late still. The former is no reason to blame a lot. It's on anyone but yourself in your players. The skipper is trying to build a culture accountability in the Texas clubhouse. You wouldn't be able...

...to tell from this comment. The Texas Rangers had one more under wood word to this point. Maybe that remark could have flown more into the radar, taking as a mere blank. But a losing record in every season since getting Arlington, skipper hasn't exactly earned the benefit of down here, even if his teams haven't always been stacked. In any case, blaming the loss on the Yankee Stadium Short Perch, was a bad lad for Chris wardworn the Texas Rangers. Hopefully there will be more accountability on this team going forward. And now let's dissect the complicated catching situation. Play the hot hand right. That's how the saying goes in baseball, and the Texas Rangers have a hot hand at catcher right now. Jonahim has become a fan favorite early in the two thousand and twenty two season for his production both at the plate and behind it. With the Bat, I'm as a ridiculous one. Seventy two OPS with three...

...home runs at thirty three at bats will also rating favorably with his love. Meanwhile, Mitch Garber's eighty five ops it's half as good and nearly double at bats, and that's all arming, because carber is known for his bats. I'm on the underhand, is not so the question of who should be the starting pitcher, or, excuse me, catcher, but the texted rangers right now is es semially answered right in theory. Yes, it's criminal that Jonaheim isn't getting more regular at Bats. He's also a switch inner, which is valuable regardless of how manager Chris Woodward likes to configure his lineups, and the critique of him's ability to hit right handed peep pitching not justified right now. Right now, him versus right hanging pictures and twenty seven at Bats's two hundred and forty nine, three hundred and thirty three for forty four for sash line...

Calhoun, versus right handing pitcher in fifty three out bats, one hundred and seventy, two hundred one eighty nine Texas rangers have a good problem with Jonaheim and Mitch Carber, both being quality catcher options. I get it. CARVER was a big fish reeled in during the offseason, acquired from the tin twins, excuse me for Ikf and prospect Ronnie Henriquez. And when you trade assets to acquire a player like Garber, whose bat is legit when he's firing on all cylinders and is a solid defender, you're expecting him to play consistently. But watch to our pleasant supplies. I'm is enjoying something of a breakout at the moment, and that should be recognized. At the same time, though, it's not that simple. Suppose him cools down, which his career numbers in the kate he will then suppose garber heats up to numbers that aligned more with his career. Eight hundred and seventeen ops. What are the Rangers do...

...in that case? There's no doubt that garber should be trusted. They hit at a more regular climp than him, which is when it is all said and done. The Rangers know that Texas also isn't about to admit they screwed up on a trade in this caliber, let alone any train. They're going to keep finding ways to justify the move to acquire garber, as they should. It's a bad look for business if they don't. After all, that isn't to say that they couldn't flip garber down the line, should him keep playing up to his current level, but for now, chalk this up is a slow start for the veteran catcher and hot start for him. So what's the conclusion here? Give him more playing time right now. He deserves a given away. He's handled the bat. He should probably be starting almost every day in the interim in garber when he comes back from the injured. Injured reserve can D H but is it's prone to happen during a long season.

Numbers will find a way to regress back to their means, and thus we might find ourselves having another Texas Rangers, catch your conversation down the road. Let us know your thoughts in the topics we covered in the common section below and, as always, would like to thank our sponsor, audible. Audible the subscription service that allows you to buy audio books that you can listen to on your phone. Audible allows you to choose from our giantantic array of audio books narrated by amazing narrators that you can listen to from anywhere. All seriousness on. Your books are great from when you're alone and maybe want to stop with the youtube videos. Do you want a free audio book and check out the link in to subscription and you can get a free audiobook of your choice from audible. Is Always. Thank you so much for watching and listening. Don't bring it to hit that like and subscribe button and we'll see you next time. This has been the talk in Texas Rangers podcast. Let us know...

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