Cole Hamels of the Texas Rangers is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 12:08 pm

32-year old lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels of the Texas Rangers has been named to the All Star Team, for the 4th time in his career.  He has pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 9-2 with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Hamels has given up 102 hits and 47 walks while whiffing 109 batters in his first 112 innings for the Rangers.  Hamels has now pitched in 325 games (324 starts) in his first 11 years in the show and he is 130-93 with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  The Rangers need Hamels to keep up the good work in the second half, as their starting rotation has been be-set by a lot of injuries as of late.

Sam Dyson has been incredible for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 9:37 am

28-year old righty reliever Sam Dyson has been awesome for the Texas Rangers since arriving in a deal with the Marlins on July 31, 2015.  Dyson has pitched in 69 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 3-2 with 16 saves, a 1.60 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP.  Dyson has pitched in 38 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 1-1 with 14 saves, a 1.98 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.  Dyson has taken over as the closer of the Rangers and he’s isn’t looking back.  The Rangers hope that Dyson keeps rolling along!

Matt Bush is making up for lost time for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 13 June 2016 at 8:49 am

30-year old righty reliever Matt Bush has been really impressive so far this year for the Texas Rangers.  He has pitched in 14 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.  He has only given up 12 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 15 batters in his first 13 1/3 innings this year.  If Bush keeps pitching like he is right now, he is going to be trusted to pitch later in games for the Rangers.

Jake Diekman is pitching well for the Texas Rangers again in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 28 May 2016 at 9:30 am

29-year old lefty reliever Jake Diekman has proven to be much more than a throw in when the Texas Rangers acquired him along with lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels on July 31, 2015 from the Philadelphia Phillies.  Diekman has pitched in 22 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.  He has only given up 11 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 23 batters in his first 17 1/3 innings this year.  Diekman has now pitched in 48 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP!

Cole Hamels is rolling for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 16 May 2016 at 11:21 am

32-year old lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels has been aces since the Texas Rangers acquired him from the Philadelphia Phillies last July.  Hamels has pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  Hamels has now pitched in 19 games (all starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 11-1 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  Hamels has given the Rangers a true ace at the top of the rotation ever since he got to Arlington.  Wait until Yu Darvish comes back and gives the Rangers a tremendous 1-2 punch at the top of the starting rotation.

Colby Lewis is looking good so far this year for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 5 May 2016 at 11:12 am

36-year old righty starting pitcher Colby Lewis is looking good so far this year for the Texas Rangers.  Lewis has pitched in 6 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  He has given up 40 hits (8 homers) and 11 walks while whiffing 27 batters in his first 38 innings pitched.  So he has been getting hit kind of hard, but he is limiting the damage due to his solid control.  Lewis has now pitched in 192 games (181 starts) in his first 9 years with the Rangers and he is 73-65 with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Lewis amazingly is #6 in Rangers’ history with his 73 wins!  He is also #28 in games pitched (192), #6 in games started (181), #31 in ERA (4.71), #17 in WHIP (1.36), #7 in innings pitched (1,096) and #6 in strikeouts (887) in Rangers’ history.

A.J. Griffin is looking good for the Texas Rangers so far this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 1:00 pm

28-year old righty starting pitcher A.J. Griffin missed the last three seasons due to injury, but he hasn’t looked rusty so far this year for the Texas Rangers.  Griffin has pitched in 3 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.  Griffin has given up 13 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 12 batters in his first 17 innings pitched so far this year, as he has been impressive.  Griffin has now pitched in 50 games (all starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 23-11 with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.  If Griffin can stay healthy, he is going to help the Rangers in 2016.

Derek Holland is looking good for the Texas Rangers so far in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 8:01 am

29-year old lefty starting pitcher Derek Holland is looking good so far this year for the Texas Rangers.  Holland has pitched in 3 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He has only given up 13 hits and walked 5 batters while whiffing 14 of them in his first 16 2/3 innings pitched.  The Rangers hope that Holland can stay healthy, as he only pitched in 16 games (15 starts) combined in 2014 and 2015 in which he was 6-3 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  Holland has now pitched in 160 games (141 starts) in his first 8 years with the Rangers and he is 57-41 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  Holland is moving up in the Rangers’ record book!  He is currently #11 in wins with 57 of them.  He is also #41 in games pitched (160), #10 in games started (141), #12 in innings pitched (894 1/3), #8 in strikeouts (737), tied for #6 in shutouts (8) with Jim Bibby, tied for #44 in shutouts (8), #14 in WHIP (1.31) and he is tied with Jim Bibby for 26th in Rangers’ history in ERA (4.25).  If Holland can stay healthy, he will keep on moving up in the Rangers’ record book while also helping them win!

The Texas Rangers send Phil Klein to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 12:31 pm

The Texas Rangers have sent 26-year old righty reliever Phil Klein to AAA, through no fault of his own.  He pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  He whiffed 3 batters in 3 innings and no one got on base against him.  He has now pitched in 30 games (2 starts) for the Rangers in his first three years in the show and he is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  The Rangers have called up 24-year old lefty reliever Alex Claudio to replace Klein in the pen.  He pitched in 1 game out of the pen in AAA-ball this year for the Rangers and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  Claudio has pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  Klein will be back with the Rangers at some point in 2016 and Claudio could help them right now due to his funky delivery.

Cole Hamels is off to a fast start for the Texas Rangers in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 April 2016 at 11:16 am

32-year old lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels is off to a fast start in 2016 for the Texas Rangers.  Hamels has started 2 games so far this year for the Rangers and he is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He has only given up 8 hits in his first 13 innings this year, but he has also walked 6 batters while whiffing 12 of them.  He has now started 14 games in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 9-1 with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  He is proving to be well worth the bounty the Rangers traded to the Phillies for him last July.

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