Opening Day Recap

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Apr 6, 2012; Texas Rangers pitcher Joe Nathan celebrates with catcher Yorvit Torrealba Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Opening day for the Texas Rangers was filled with everything a good baseball fan could want. Good pitching, bad pitching, great hitting, terrible hitting and defense that could make or break a ballgame. The White Sox gave it a shot but in the end they came up wanting and your defending 2011 American League Champions the Texas Rangers started their season with a win.

With Colby Lewis on the mound to start we saw that how the game is viewed by the public is not the number one important thing in the mind of Manager Ron Washington. As we have seen other managers over the year force the best pitcher into the opening day starter position Wash decided that the most important thing was to go with a rotation that would give the Rangers the best chance for wins throughout the season.

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Topics: Colby Lewis, Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Texas Rangers

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