May 31, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nick Tepesch (23) throws during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Four Swings Undid Nick Tepesch

Nick Tepesch was rolling on Saturday night  against the Okaland Athletics through five innings before things came undone for just two batters (well, three really). A two run home run followed by a solo shot was all the Athletics needed to defeat the Texas Rangers, but they didn’t stop there.

 

Nathan Adcock gave up two more home runs in two innings of work, and although the Texas Rangers had several opportunites to score, they just couldn’t get it done against Sonny Gray and the A’s.

 

Not only that, but Nick Tepesch left the game with some soreness in his knee. Just what the Texas Rangers need, another injured starter.

I just felt a little discomfort in the knee,” Nick Tepesch said according to texasrangers.com. “It got me on my last pitch. When my front leg landed, I felt it a little bit…”

 

Nick Tepesch was only at 73 pitches when he was removed from the game. I am now assuming that they will rest Nick Tepesch, even if he doesn’t go on the disabled list and use Jerome Williams in his spot, since he had a very good Texas Rangers debut,

 

The Texas Rangers are now 3-6 since the All-Star break, but they have played all good teams and they are looking much more competitive then they did before the break. I can live with the way the team is playing right now, since they have been in every game since the break. Today Miles Mikolas takes the hill trying to build off his last great start in NY. Lets Go Rangers.

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