Texas Rangers: Team Comes Up Short Against Angels

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Aug 2, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of a Texas Rangers hat and glasses in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 2, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of a Texas Rangers hat and glasses in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers have come up short today against the Los Angeles Angels. They’ve now lost four consecutive games. Not a strong start to Spring Training, but at least Texas is beginning to improve where improvement is much needed.

Martin Perez made his second start this Spring Training. He pitched 2.2 innings, allowing five hits, surrendering one run, and and striking out one batter. He’s still playing a bit shaky, but he’s slowly improving. This season, he’s looking to perform better and satisfy the Texas Rangers Organization.

A.J. Griffin appeared in 3.0 innings, allowing one hit, surrendering no runs and striking out one batter. Griffin is also beginning to improve. As far as Griffin and Perez go, there’s no doubt they’re making progress. In any case, they need to keep it up.

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Overall, pitching was very solid. The ability to strike batters out is still a bit of a problem. Wesley Wright, who was signed by Texas this off-season appeared for 1.0 innings, allowing one hit, surrendering no runs, and striking one batter.

Offense struggled again. Team registered four hits, scored two runs, and struck out seven times. Going 4-for-28 does not pave the way to victory. Consequently, the lack of power from the offense is a big reason Texas came up short. For now, the offense continues to be a problem, but there’s still more than enough time to figure out and solve the issues. The sooner the offense can solve their problems, the better. In any case, they need to be ready for Opening Day.

Texas is going against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow. First and foremost, Texas needs to get back on the win column. It’s still early, but it’s never too early to win. Furthermore, winning makes it more clear that improvement are being made.

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