The Texas Rangers behind Rougned Odor vented some frustration last night against the Houston Astros. Rougned Odor has knocked in seven runs in the last three games, and seems to be really figuring out major league pitching. And not just Rougned Odor either. The Rangers went rookie crazy last night.
Four of the five rookies starting on Friday made their Major League debut this season. Two of them did so this week.
“Four of the five rookies starting on Friday made their Major League debut this season.” T.R. Sullivan writes on Texasrangers.com. “Two of them did so this week.”
Last night Daniel Robertson had 2 hits and an RBI, Ryan Rua had a hit, Tomas Telis had a hit and an RBI, Rougned Odor had two hits and three RBI, and Michael Choice had three hits and three RBI. That means eight if the thirteen runs last night came off the bat of a rookie. Those kind of stats make me excited for the 2015 season. Scott Baker once again did a good job in a spot start, and if I were to have any complaint about last nights game, it would once again be the bull pen, which did so well for a stretch but is not having some struggles.
Neal Cotts gave up three earned runs on three hits in just one inning pitched, which happened to be the ninth, while Alex Claudio gave up a run on four hits in 1.2 innings pitched. The pen is struggling here in the dog days of summer, and I hope that it gets worked out soon.
Either way last nights game was a fun one to watch, and the Rangers have now blown an American League West team out two of the last three nights. Maybe we are all seeing a little of what 2015 could look like? I sure hope so.