The Texas Rangers have shut down Cameron Loe for the season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 25 September 2007 at 12:26 pm

The Texas Rangers have shut down starting pitcher Cameron Loe for the rest of the season as he has a sore right elbow.  Loe pitched in 28 games (23 starts) this season for the Rangers and he worked 136 innings and allowed 162 hits, walked 56 batters and whiffed 78.

Joaquin Benoit has been a huge, pleasant surprise for the Texas Rangers in 2007

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Throwing Well,Weekly Results by chinmusic on Wednesday 19 September 2007 at 4:54 pm

The Rangers were almost ready to give up on Joaquin Benoit before this season.  They are glad they have held onto him as he has emerged as a part time closer for the Rangers after the trade of Eric Gagne to the Red Sox.  Benoit has worked in 66 games this season for the Rangers and he is 7-4 with 5 saves, a 2.65 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  In 78 innings this season he has allowed 62 hits, walked 24 batters and whiffed 84.  Before this season, Benoit had pitched in 159 games for the Rangers and he was 20-20 with 1 save and a 5.12 ERA.  The Rangers are now 70-81 on the season which has them in last place in the American League West, 19 games behind the Angels but only 3 behind the A’s.

The Texas Rangers are finishing 2007 strong

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Weekly Results by chinmusic on Wednesday 12 September 2007 at 6:28 pm

It seems as if the players are finally buying into manger Ron Washington’s style of baseball.  The Rangers are now 69-75 which has them 16 games behind the Angels in the American League West.  The Rangers are only 1 game behind the A’s and they have established a goal of finishing .500 which would mean they need to go 12-6 the rest of the way and it’s possible that they can get there based on their play of late.

The early returns are looking good from the Texas Rangers firesale

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Playing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 12 September 2007 at 6:20 pm

The Rangers have been pleased with two of the position players they received back for Eric Gagne and Mark Teixeira.  Catcher/First baseman Jarrod Saltalamacchia has shown good power for the Rangers.  Since joining them he has played in 33 games and he’s 30 for 124 (.242 avg, .731 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 7 homers and 18 RBIs.  Salty has now played in 80 games for the Rangers and Braves and he is 70 for 265 (.264 avg, .739 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 11 homers and 30 RBIs.  Outfielder David Murphy has also played well for the Rangers.  He has played in 26 games for the Rangers and he is 21 for 55 (.382 avg, 1.087 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 2 homers and 9 RBis.

The Texas Rangers are playing better as of late

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Weekly Results by chinmusic on Tuesday 4 September 2007 at 11:47 am

The Texas Rangers are finally starting to play better as they have won 7 of their last 10 games.  Still, this has been a very disappointing season for the Rangers.  They are 63-74 which has them in last place in the American League West, 18 games behind the Angels.  The Rangers have hit the ball decent despite some of their big players having off seasons.  Shortstop Michael Young is hitting .307 with 69 runs scored, 7 homers, 70 RBIs and 11 stolen bases despite getting off to a very slow start to the season.  Ian Kinsler missed a lot of the first half of the season due to injury but he’s coming on strong now.  He is hitting .267 with 75 runs scored, 18 homers, 53 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.  OF Sammy Sosa has made a complete comeback after sitting out last season as he is hitting .249 with 18 homers and 79 RBIs.  The pitching staff has been pretty bad for the Rangers this season.  Only Joaquin Benoit and C.J. Wilson have pitched good all season long for the Rangers.  Benoit is 7-3 with 2 saves and a 2.65 ERA while Wilson is 2-1 with 10 saves and a 2.77 ERA.

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