Texas Rangers: Team Suffers Humiliating Loss Against L.A. Dodgers

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Mar 1, 2017; Tempe, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister (28) looks on during a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 1, 2017; Tempe, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister (28) looks on during a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers have been crushed 12-2 by the Los Angeles Dodgers. They’re now 2-10. Panic level for Ranger fans is quickly rising. Opening Day is a little over three weeks away. Improvements are needed now. There’s no more time to waste.

Overall, a very poor performance by the team. Opening Day is getting closer and closer. The Texas Rangers can’t waste anymore time. They need solve their issues quickly.

Hitting was terrible. 5-for-32 obviously does not pave the way to a win. On the contrary, it paves the way to an embarrassing loss. A total of 13 strikeouts, too. The lack of being able to hit is what Texas is struggling with. The high amount of strike-outs out is also a major problem. Though starters didn’t play in this game, but the issues are still at large.

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Pitching just can’t seem to catch a break. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels appeared on the mound. He only pitched 0.1 of an inning, allowing three hits, surrendering four runs and failing to strike out a batter. His poor performance is another cause of the panic level rising. He’s very likely to be on the mound for Opening Day. Hopefully he’ll be improved by then. In any case, he needs to be 100 percent. Nick Martinez went 1.2 innings, allowing five hits and surrendering six runs. Unfortunately, he too failed to strike out a batter. Tanner Scheppers pitched 1.0 of an inning, allowing no hits, surrendering no runs, and striking out one batter. Furthermore, he’s progressing well.

Texas has two games tomorrow. Both games need to conclude with positive results. Texas cannot afford anymore negativity this Spring Training. In any case, everyone needs to be ready.

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