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The Texas Rangers DFA Joey Butler

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Tuesday 1 October 2013 at 5:49 pm

The Rangers have designated 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Joey Butler for assignment.  Butler played in 8 games for the Rangers in his first taste of the majors in 2013 and he was 4 for 12 (.333 avg, .967 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Butler also played in 119 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 124 of 426 (.291 avg, .831 OPS) with 71 runs scored, 12 homers, 51 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  They needed Butler’s roster spot for Nelson Cruz.

Tampa Bay Rays 5, Texas Rangers 2

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Playoffs by joelapinski on Tuesday 1 October 2013 at 3:36 pm

Bad baserunning, a lack of hitting and sub par pitching conspired to end the Rangers’ 2013 season last night.  The Rangers called on rookie lefty Martin Perez to start last night’s game and it didn’t go too well.  He worked 5 1/3 innings in which he allowed 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 runs (all earned) and he whiffed 5 batters.  He was the losing pitcher.  Alexi Ogando followed Perez into the game for the Rangers and he brought in a huge gas can.  He worked 2/3 of an inning in which he gave up 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run (it was earned).  Jason Frasor and Joakim Soria worked a scoreless 7th inning for the Rangers.  Neal Cotts threw a shutout 8th inning.  Tanner Schneppers gave up an unearned run in the 9th inning, due to an error trying to throw out Sam Fuld, who was stealing 3B.  Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus both got caught stealing (actually they were picked off by David Price) last night.  Kinsler led the way offensively for the Rangers last night as he was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.  Alex Rios (1 for 4 with 1 RBI), Elvis Andrus (1 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 stolen base) and Craig Gentry (1 for 3 with 1 run scored) also pitched in for the Rangers offensively last night.

Game #163: Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Playoffs by joelapinski on Monday 30 September 2013 at 7:12 am

While this is not technically a playoff game, the loser will go home.  The Rangers are pitching 22-year old rookie lefty starting pitcher Martin Perez against the Rays tonight.  Perez pitched in 19 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 10-5 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  He started 8 games at home this year and he was 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  Martin has not really pitched much against the Rays and that could be to his advantage.  Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria are both 1 for 2 against Martin and Jose Molina and Ben Zobrist are both 0 for 2 against him so far in their careers.

The Rangers are probably glad to see David Price on the mound tonight.  He has started 8 games in his career against the Rangers and he is only 1-4 with a 5.98 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  Price has really had problems pitching in Texas when he has started 4 games in which he is 1-2 with a 10.26 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP.  The Rangers have a quartet of hitters that really have pounded Price so far in their careers.  Alex Rios is 10 for 23 (.435 avg, 1.370 OPS) with 2 homers and 7 RBIs, Elvis Andrus is 11 of 27 (.407 avg, .923 OPS) with 4 RBIs, Adrian Beltre is 9 for 26 (.346 avg, .923 OPS) with 1 homer and 4 RBIs and Nelson Cruz is 9 for 21 (.429 avg, 1.383 OPS) with 3 homers and 5 RBIs against Price.

The matchups look good for the Rangers in this game.

Nelson Cruz has been reinstated by the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Monday 30 September 2013 at 7:04 am

The Texas Rangers have activated 33-year old righty swinging outfielder after he served a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis Lab.  Cruz has played in 108 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 110 of 409 (.269 avg, .841 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 27 homers, 76 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  He was an American League All-Star before his suspension.  This is in a nick of time for the Rangers as Nelson Cruz has pounded Rays’ starter David Price so far in his career.  He is 9 for 21 (.429 avg, 1.383 OPS) with 3 homers and 5 RBIs against Price.

Tanner Scheppers has been outstanding for the Texas Rangers in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 26 September 2013 at 11:43 am

26-year old righty reliever Tanner Scheppers has been outstanding for the Rangers in 2013.  He has pitched in 71 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 6-2 with 1 save, a 1.88 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Scheppers has given up only 54 hits and 24 walks while whiffing 55 batters in his first 71 2/3 innings this year, which are impressive numbers.  Scheppers has now pitched in 110 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 7-3 with 2 saves, a 2.68 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  Scheppers is going to be a big part of the Rangers’ pen for a long, long time as long as he can stay healthy.

Neftali Feliz is all the way back for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 22 September 2013 at 8:36 am

25-year old righty reliever Neftali Feliz tore his elbow up as a starting pitcher last year, but he’s back in the saddle for the Rangers now.  He pitched in 8 games (1 start) on a rehab assignment in Rookie+AAA-ball this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.  Feliz has also pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  Feliz has given up 5 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 4 batters in his first 5 2/3 innings for the Rangers in 2013.  Feliz has now pitched in 168 games (7 starts) in his first five years with the Rangers and he is 10-7 with 74 saves, a 2.61 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.  I was screaming on this site about how stupid the Rangers were in moving Feliz into the rotation and I was right about it.  Hindsight is always 20/20, but the Rangers should abandon all thoughts of making Feliz a starting pitcher.

Jurickson Profar is having a very rough rookie year for the Texas Rangers in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 4:22 pm

20-year old switch-hitting IF/OF Jurickson Profar is having a rough rookie season in 2013.  He has played in 81 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 66 of 279 (.237 avg, .639 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 5 homers, 25 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Profar has now played in 90 games in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 69 of 296 (.233 avg, .641 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 6 homers, 27 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Profar came into this season as the Rangers’ #1 prospect according to Baseball America.  The fact that Profar has been moved all over the field has probably hurt him at the plate, as he is a natural SS.

Leonys Martin is slowing down at the plate lately for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 4:06 pm

25-year old lefty swinging CF Leonys Martin is struggling at the plate so far in the second half of the season for the Rangers.  He has played in 45 games for the Rangers so far in the second half of the season and he is only 40 for 165 (.242 avg, .636 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 2 homers, 21 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Martin has now played in 127 games overall this year for the Rangers and he is 105 of 395 (.266 avg, .707 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 7 homers, 37 RBIs and 32 stolen bases.  Martin is #2 on the Rangers in steals (32) and he is also #4 in runs scored (59).  The Rangers need Martin to heat back up.

Adrian Beltre is on fire at the plate for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Playing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 5 September 2013 at 7:45 am

34-year old righty swinging 3B Adrian Beltre is on fire at the plate right now for the Rangers.  Beltre has played in 137 games overall this year and he is 174 of 541 (.322 avg, .903 OPS) with 79 runs scored, 28 homers, 83 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Since July 1st, Beltre has played in 57 games for the Rangers in which he is 78 of 217 (.359 avg) with 33 runs scored, 14 homers, 41 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Beltre has really pickup the pace at the plate since Nelson Cruz got suspended by Major League Baseball and they need him to stay hot the rest of the way in 2013.

The Texas Rangers DFA Justin Miller

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Monday 2 September 2013 at 1:10 pm

The Rangers have designated 26-year old righty reliever Justin Miller for assignment.  Miller pitched in 27 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 1-1 with 3 saves, a 7.67 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.  Miller pitched in 145 games (0 starts) in his five years in the minors for the Rangers and he was 15-7 with 22 saves, a 3.51 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Rangers.

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