Sep 27, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando (41) delivers a pitch to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers - Live game thread


Mar. 27, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski (12) steals second base on Los Angeles Angels third baseman Andrew Romine (7) during the fourth inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Texas Rangers continue their spring training by taking on the Kansas City Royals.  This time the Rangers will host the Royals, to what will hopefully be a cleaner game than yesterday.  Between both team, they racked up 9 errors (5 Rangers, 4 Royals).  The Rangers got 2 innings/29 pitches and 4 strike outs from of Yu Darvish.  Bruce Chen wasn’t as sharp, but Danny Duffy brought some heat for the Rangers.  You usually don’t see a pitcher going all out during the first game.  He also recorded 4 strike outs.

But the Texas Rangers jumped out to an early lead for Yu Darvish, which seemed rare at times last season and beat the Royals 11-7.

Today the Texas Rangers send Alexi Ogando to the mound versus James Shields

Kansas City Royals lineup

The Royals will probably also use Chris DwyerJason Adam, Tim Collins, Everett Teaford, Sugar Ray Marion and Michael Mariot today.

After sitting out yesterday Alex Rios will get some playing time today.

The Texas Rangers lineup

Check back today during the game for the live blog.  Today I want everyone to join in on the conversion.  There is a comment section at the bottom.  We’ll discuss the game there.

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  • David W. Cash

    Game starts soon, hope they can keep the errors below 9!

  • David W. Cash

    Matt Hicks and Richard Durrett will be calling the game today.

  • David W. Cash

    Alexi Ogando will be on the mound today for game 2. He tossed a scoreless inning on Tuesday’s intrasquad, He only allowed an infield single.

  • David W. Cash

    Ogando as a starter is 19-12, 3.40 ERA over 48 starts

  • David W. Cash

    Aoki hits a single to left field off a 2-2 pitch.

  • David W. Cash

    Rangers turn a double play. Beltre to Tanaka.
    Radar gun isn’t working. In case you’re wondering why no speeds are being reported.

  • David W. Cash

    Radar gun is fixed

  • David W. Cash

    Bottom first, 0-0, Choo is the first out of the inning

  • David W. Cash

    Rangers go down in order..1,2,3. But we get out of the first error free. As a reminder, the sun can be difficult in Surprise. It just started to poke out some.

  • David W. Cash

    Billy Butler gets one between Beltre and Elvis. Single. Another lead off runner for Ogando. Ogando pitching in the low 90′s

  • David W. Cash

    Perez gets a single off a 2 pitch – 2 on base (first and second). Ogando not getting them in the zone

  • David W. Cash

    KC strikes first. Lead 2-0. Beltre didn’t make the best play there.

  • David W. Cash

    Ogando continues to throw balls.

  • Ben Dieter

    Rangers need to get some runs back here!

  • David W. Cash

    Rios comes out swinging. Broken bat on the play.

  • David W. Cash

    Agreed, yesterday, they came out hot for Darvish

  • David W. Cash

    Ogando gave up 4 hits, not a good outing for him

  • David W. Cash

    Contreras now pitching, looking better than Ogando. Ogando only threw 19 strikes

  • David W. Cash

    with runners on the corners, Billy Butler gets a hit to enter. Scores another. Royals lead 3-0 off 7 hits.

  • David W. Cash

    6 runs 10 hits for KC. Kansas City is getting pay backs for yesterday. Rangers also record an error. Will they have more than 5?

  • David W. Cash

    Close call at first, too bad they don’t have replay today. Rangers will have that option on Tuesday

  • David W. Cash

    Rangers finally get a hit. Cory Burns in to pitch. Seems like this is BP for KC

  • David W. Cash

    Elvis broke up the no-hitter after 10 consecutive batters went down.

  • David W. Cash

    Back to back walks for Burns. 7-0 KC. Blah, ..that’s what I have to say about the pitching.

  • David W. Cash

    Score board operator is complaining about having Nintendo thumb. First aid box is being opened.. KC leads 9-0 off 13 hits. Rangers have 2 errors.

  • David W. Cash

    Burns is having problems finding the zone, Wash says that’s enough.

  • David W. Cash

    Brett Nicholas drives it the opposite way. Could have been a double, but Gordon makes a great play to get the out.

  • David W. Cash

    BP resumes for KC

  • David W. Cash

    KC 11-0 off 16 hits.

  • David W. Cash

    Kevin Kouzmanoff singles to left fielder. Tanaka at second.

  • David W. Cash

    FINALLY, Rangers get on board. Brent Lillibridge singles. Tanaka scores.

  • David W. Cash

    Still 11-1…at least KC has stopped their BP

  • David W. Cash

    Well, not as good as game one, Rangers lose 11-1