Arlington, TX. The Texas Rangers scored 10 runs on 14 hits Monday at The Globe, eight of those run against Cliff Lee, but it wasn’t enough. Out of the five pitchers that the Texas Rangers put on the hill today, four of them had an ERA over 9.00. Tanner Scheppers, in his first start ever, gave up 7 runs on 8 hits (4 innings pitched), giving him an ERA of 15.75, Pedro Figureora gave up 4 runs on 4 hits (1.2 innings), giving him an ERA of 21.60, Alexi Ogando gave up 2 runs on three hits (1.1 innings), giving him an ERA of 13.50 and Shawn Tollenson gave up 1 run on 1 hit (1 inning pitched), giving him a 9.00 ERA. The only bright spot in the pitching staff was Seth Rosin, going an inning and not giving up a run, but I am guessing that the Phillies were tired of hitting by the ninth inning.
It wasn’t all bad, obviously, since the Texas Rangers scored 10 runs on 14 hits, and J.P. Arencibia even worked a walk! Alex Rios had also had a big day. It wasn’t the way that the Texas Rangers or their fans wanted opening day to end, but it still means that baseball is back and it is only game one if 162. This team can hit, that was pretty obvious today. Now we need to see in games 2-162 if they can pitch. I was very nervous coming out of spring training about this pitching staff, and I do not feel any better today.
The Texas Rangers face off against the Phillies again tomorrow, so Lets Go Rangers!