April 14th

Well I’m watching the Rangers right now. We’re down 8-3 in the eighth, and it doesn’t look like like we are going to come back today. Solid game last night with Millwood going six strong innings, and for the first time our bullpen was shuttled out the way it was planned in spring training. Benoit (7th inn), Aki (8th), and Gagne (9th). It went very well. It was very pleasing to see Gagne get the job done in his first outing. This bullpen looks like it’s going to carry us as far as we go this year much like in 2004. Kinsler continues his march towards an all-star bid, and Sosa is getting his timing back. He hit an opposite field home run today which was nice to see.

I am starting to get impatient with Padilla. I really liked him last year by not backing down and imposing himself on the mound. This year he’s doing the same but not getting great results. He needs to show more maturity on the mound and not challenge Big Papi with fastballs in the zone twice and hit opposing batters at an alarming rate. Eventually his teamates will get tired of his act as well. He has great stuff and he just needs to compose himself better.

The AL west is by far the worst division in the American League and the Angels have really struggled since the opening series against the Rangers. This is going to be a great race towards the playoffs with all four teams in the mix this year. Hopefully it will be our year.



First Post

Hello guys and gals. This is my first post of any type of blog. I have finally converted to the blogging world. If I ever was going to start it was going to be writing about sports. I feel very good about this year’s Rangers team that I have decided to keep a personal account of them this season. I have read Jamey’s posts for couple of years and I admire his dedication to serving up the best information that he provides. I am a huge baseball nerd. I love stats and I have a few fantasy teams that I religiously manage. There is nothing more that I love than the Rangers and going out to the Ballpark and watching the game. It’s like therapy to me…haha. So I will post my personal remarks of the team and their games as often as I can, and I welcome all who read to comment. Any feedback would be great. It’s kind of late so I’ll do a quick recap of tonights game against those athletic D-Rays. I really like some of their young players. They bring flare and excitement to the game that is really fun to watch. It was game 2 of a 3 game series, and I had a feeling it was going to be an offensive showdown. Warm weather finally arrived, the wind was swirling, and two inconsistent pitchers were on the mound. Lofton led off the game with what looked like a pop up and the jet stream got a hold of it for the first time this year and helped place it in our bullpen. That set the stage for 15 runs through 3 innings. Rangers 10 D-Rays 5. Wright struggled, but we knocked Seo around pretty good. We held on for a 12-9 win, and we go for the sweep tomorrow night. So bring out the brooms and then off to Seattle. Goodnight everyone.