Texas Rangers Weekly Report 5: It’s (Brad) Miller Time
The Texas Rangers had a bad weekend in the Bronx due to weather and you could tell it messed up the team. The Rangers would get swept by the Yankees in a doubleheader on Sunday and a make-up game on Monday afternoon.
The Rangers would return home to a nice loud crowd and a closed roof as they would take on the Kansas City Royals. The Rangers wound up taking two out of three games against them. Find out who made the lists this week in this week’s Texas Rangers Weekly Report.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot
The “Crim Reaper” was wreaking havoc in Double-A this week, with nine hits, three HRs, and seven RBIs. I’m liking what I’m seeing from him in Frisco. Don’t be shocked if he was promoted mid-season to Round Rock if he continues this trend in Frisco.
Finally, the RoughRiders took the “training wheels” off Jack Leiter and let him pitch more than four innings. In six innings of work, Leiter only allowed two hits and struck out five batters. Hopefully, the RoughRiders continue to let him learn how to pitch late into games this season.
I watched the his most recent start against Kansas City to see how he would do considering he hasn’t started a game in a while. He surprised me by throwing five shutout innings against the Royals on Thursday night. The Rangers needed a good quality outing from him to close out the first series on this home stand and they got one.
My new favorite player on this team this season. Mr. “Miller Time” had one heck of a week, with seven hits, three HRs, and seven RBIs. Brad Miller has come in clutch, whether as a pinch hitter or as a starter. If I’m Chris Woodward, I’m giving him more playing time.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Not Hot
Apparently, the Texas Rangers have an amateur comedian that is also managing them. Chris Woodward blundered on Sunday, calling Yankee Stadium a “little league ballpark” after Gleyber Torres hit a walk-off home run in Game one of the Rangers-Yankees doubleheader Sunday.
If you want to read more on how Chris Woodward angered all of the Yankee fans on Sunday, check out this Nolan Writin’ article from Sunday below.
Woody thought his comment was a joke, but none of us were laughing.
Jon Gray’s season is looking like a bust so far. His last start against the Yankees was the third time he was taken off the mound this season in the middle of his scheduled starts. This time, it was his knee after awkwardly landing on it after a pitch.
I don’t know how long he will be out but I wish him all the best in his rehab if he needs it and hopefully he will be back later in the season.
Texas Rangers Upcoming Schedule:
May 13-15 Home vs Boston Red Sox
May 16-18 Home vs Los Angeles Angels