Well, we are getting close to being one week into the Texas Rangers season and you know what that means. It’s time for the first Texas Rangers Who’s Hot Who’s Not of the 2022 season. For those who are new here to Nolan Writin’, I break down who’s doing well and who’s not every week this season.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot
Hearn had one of the best starts of the season for a Rangers starting pitcher this week. In 4 innings, He posted 6 strikeouts and only allowed 1 earned run in the Ranger’s home opener. He also did not get startled when he had runners at the corner.
He needs to work on getting better at lasting longer into games so that the Rangers don’t have to rely on the backup pitchers as much. He showed Monday that he’s worth keeping on the 40 man roster as a starting pitcher.
Talk about the steal of free agency this past offseason, Miller is already becoming a fan favorite only one week into the season. On Opening Day, he led the team off with a leadoff home run and has provided much-needed bat support in the lineup.
Calhoun came in clutch in the bottom of the ninth against the Rockies in the Ranger’s home opener. He blasted a no-doubter to right field to tie the game up and force extra innings. This is a do-or-die year for him if he wants to stay with the Rangers and this is a good way to start off the year.
The Rangers were praying for a more patient Garcia while batting and it paid off. Rangers fans are smiling after the good week at the plate Garcia had. He even broke open the scoring against the Rockies Monday.
Fans who attended his professional debut with the RoughRiders wish he had a longer debut. Leiter lit up the Travelers this past week in his debut with the RoughRiders. In three innings of work, Leiter allowed 1 hit, 1 run, 2 walks, and 7 strikeouts.
Technically he didn’t give up a run since the outfielder missed the catch and stumbled twice getting to the ball to throw it in. If Leiter keeps this up at the Double-A level, he will be in Triple-A shortly. Frisco residents, get your tickets to see Leiter before he gets promoted to Round Rock.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Not
When you blow as big of a lead as Sborz did to give the Blue Jays the win on Opening Day, you deserve to be on this list. I don’t even want to go into his stats since his season debut was so bad. Hopefully, he can get things turned around and get off this list as the season continues.
Semien will probably be off the bottom list next week. The reason he’s on the bottom is his batting average after week one of the season. He has only two hits this past week and his batting average is .091. I’m sure it’s just an episode of adjusting to a new team and his batting production
Giving up home runs is not how you want to start your season. Whenever Howard got to a 2-2 count, he started throwing pitches and the Blue Jays sent them flying. Howard gave up 4 home runs against the Blue Jays. He needs to get better control of his pitches if he wants to remain a starter in the Ranger’s Rotation.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Conclusion
Don’t start panicking one week into the season, there were a lot of good and bad things the Rangers did during the first week. Chris Woodward is still tinkering with all the new pieces we got and the Rangers can easily turn this thing around.
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