Texas Rangers: Martin Perez Shines In Today’s Win Vs Padres
The Texas Rangers are once again on the win column with a hard-fought win against the San Diego Padres. After suffering a humiliating defeat against the Dodgers, getting back on the win column is sorely needed. Opening Day is about nine days away. Texas has seven games left. Though, they have no meaning, there’s no reason for them to not for the win.
A decent team performance. Unfortunately, the offense had yet another rough day. Today’s pitching corps did very well. Though pitching did have a scary moment, but they got through it without a hitch.
Offense went 7-for-28 and struck out nine times. Obviously, it’s not very hot, but it was enough for Texas to come out victorious. Of course, we can’t expect the offense to be perfect, but there’s no doubt they can do better. There’s still some time, but there’s not much. Opening Day is knocking on the door, so the time to improve is now.
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Martin Perez started this game. He pitched 5.0 innings, allowing three hits, surrendering no runs, and striking out six batters, thus earning his first this Spring. He’s likely to be named part of this season’s pitching rotation. In any case, he needs be ready as he’s on a mission to amend his rough 2016 season. Mike Hauschild relieved Perez, pitching 2.0 innings allowing one hit, surrendering no runs, and striking out four batters. Then came Tanner Scheppers, pitching 1.1 innings, allowing three hits, surrendering three runs, and striking out two batters. Clayton Cook made the save, pitching 0.2 of an inning, allowing no hits, surrendering no runs, and striking out one batter. Overall, an outstanding performance by the pitching corps. Allowing San Diego’s offense to go 7-for-33 and striking them out 13 times is superb! This is what this ball club needs to do this season.
Tomorrow, Texas takes on Seattle. Only seven games to go. Though it’s still only Spring Training, Texas needs to win as many as possible. As I’ve said before: there’s never a reason to not go for the win.