Texas Rangers Weekly Report 7: Revenge of the Kluber

May 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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This young Texas Rangers squad had to learn some tough lessons from the top teams in the American League this past week.

First, the dreaded Houston Astros swept the Rangers in Houston, followed directly by the Yankees, who took care of business against the Rangers in Arlington by taking three out of four games.

The only good thing the Rangers had going for them this week is that they handled Yankees ace pitcher Gerrit Cole on the mound.

Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot

Willie Calhoun

Calhoun has shown this past week that he can still come in clutch at the plate as a batter. He scored two runs, had five hits and two HRs in 28 at-bats. Hopefully, Calhoun continues to get better and stays with the Rangers for a long time.

Corey Kluber

Kluber taught the Rangers two lessons on Wednesday night. The first one is an example of what a starting pitcher is supposed to look like at his best. The second thing is he showed Jon Daniels was a clown for not resigning him to a one-year, 18 million dollar deal.

Kluber threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers after missing all of last year with an injury, which is a big accomplishment.

We could’ve have had two ace pitchers if Jon Daniels would stop being cheap like Rick Harrison is on Pawn Stars.

Hopefully, Daniels learned his lesson on how to spend money for big-name players after the Corey Kluber no-hitter.

Dane Dunning

Dunning had a very good outing Thursday for the Rangers now allowing any runs and only allowing 4 hits in 6 innings of pitching. Even though he’s had short outings this year, Dunning is making those innings count when he’s on the mound.

Related Story. Dunning gets love from the Pitching Ninja. light

Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Not Hot

Wes Benjamin

Benjamin was given a chance to start for the Texas Rangers to see if he could be a starter in the future. After getting smoked by the Astros and sent down to Round Rock the next day, Benjamin ends up on the Who’s Not Hot list.

Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Conclusion and Upcoming Schedule

This was not a great week for the Texas Rangers, as they lost to their most bitter rivals in Houston and were shut down by the Yankees after the Cole game. But while we won’t see the Yankees again for some time, we have to better at beating teams in our own division.

Texas Rangers Upcoming Schedule

May 21-23 home vs Houston Astros

May 25-26 at Los Angeles Angels

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