Texas Rangers First Intrasquad Game Set


SURPRISE, Ariz.– We have waited 154 days to see the Texas Rangers play baseball. That ends today when the club plays their first intrasquad game of Spring Training! That is if the weather permits.

It rained during practice on Saturday, but that didn’t stop the Rangers.

They just headed to the covered batting cages.

Today’s intrasquad game is scheduled to start around 12:30 p.m. MST. Twelve starting pitchers are scheduled to throw one inning each in the intrasquad game with relief pitchers scheduled for Monday’s game.

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Yu Darvish will start for the ‘Home’ team followed by Derek Holland, LHP Ross Detwiler, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, RHP Ross Wolf and RHP Alec Asher.

Nick Tepesch will lead the right-handed ‘Visiting’ team followed by Nick Martinez, Ross Ohlendorf, Anthony Bass, Jerad Eickhoff and Luke Jackson.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets the Texas Rangers will go with a 6-man rotation to start Spring Training – Yu Darvish, Ross Detwiler, Yovani Gallardo, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch – the order is not set I listed them alphabetically.

If the weather holds up for the Rangers to get at least half of the scheduled 6 innings I’ll be happy. But, this is what Weather.com shows for today in Surprise:

At least the flood warning isn’t until 5pm, right? I’m just happy that the possibility of having a score card by the end of today is REAL.

Baseball is sooooo close!!


Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister has Colby Lewis slated to start Wednesday’s Cactus League Opener against the Kansas City Royals.

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