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Lone Star Ball Jun 19, 2019
Wednesday Morning Links

Wednesday Morning Links

Links! College pitcher and Ranger second rounder Ryan Garcia has signed for slot money. Joe Palumbo will not be making a spot start today, having earned a spot in the rotation by merit of not being Drew Smyly. The Rangers will retire Michael Young’s number during a pregame ceremony August 31. Jeff Wilson’s reactions to last night’s loss include some delusional quotes from Chris Woodward about Drew Smyly. Evan Grant speculates that the roster move needed to bring Joe Palumbo to the majors could involve moving Drew Smyly to the injured list (or unemployment office). Hunter Pence says...
SportsDay Jun 14, 2019
Who will start for the Rangers the next time the No. 5 spot in the pitching rotation comes up?

Who will start for the Rangers the next time the No. 5 spot in the pitching rotation comes up?

CINCINNATI - The Rangers pitched Friday’s game out of the bullpen, but the next time Drew Smyly’s turn in the rotation comes up, it might be time to turn to the future.Manager Chris Woodward acknowledged Friday that Joe Palumbo would be an option for the start Wednesday against Cleveland. Palumbo, who started against Oakland last Saturday, was scheduled to pitch on Friday for Double-A Frisco. It would put him on a perfect rest schedule.Woodward did not fully commit to Palumbo, but acknowledged options are limited. The Rangers are not expected to try to fill the slot with relievers again....
SportsDay Jun 13, 2019
What's next for Drew Smyly and the Rangers after his demotion to the bullpen?

What's next for Drew Smyly and the Rangers after his demotion to the bullpen?

BOSTON - Now that the Rangers have moved Drew Smyly out of the starting rotation and into the bullpen comes the next question: What do they do with him there?The move of Smyly gives the Rangers nine relievers, at least for now. Two of them are starters transitioning into relief roles, which means they are likely limited in how often they can pitch. For example: Smyly, who missed two years recovering from Tommy John surgery, hasn’t pitched on consecutive days since 2013. Shelby Miller, who moved to the bullpen last month, has never pitched on back-to-back days.To keep Smyly and Miller in the...
Call to the Pen Jun 13, 2019

Texas Rangers: Drew Smyly sent to the bullpen amidst recent struggles

The Texas Rangers announced yesterday that Drew Smyly will move from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Drew Smyly was scheduled to start the Texas Rangers‘ game against the Cincinnati Reds, but it was announced that he would be moved to the bullpen instead. The move isn’t that surprising as Smyly has struggled as of […] Texas Rangers: Drew Smyly sent to the bullpen amidst recent struggles - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Jun 13, 2019
Thursday Morning Links

Thursday Morning Links

Links! Willie Calhoun is on track to return from the injured list on Monday and Joey Gallo is hitting off a tee and is scheduled to return the following week. The Rangers have signed 13 of their 2019 draft picks, with $300,000 in savings from players signing under slot so far. Cory Mageors at 105.3 has a roundup of young, controllable pitching on teams that are out of the playoff hunt. Drew Smyly will be going from bringing his gas can every fifth day to bringing gas cans whenever they may be needed. Lance Lynn turned in a workmanlike performance yesterday that wasn’t quite good enough,...
SportsDay Jun 12, 2019
With Drew Smyly's move to bullpen, Rangers' rotation has run out of Tommy John reclamation projects

With Drew Smyly's move to bullpen, Rangers' rotation has run out of Tommy John reclamation projects

BOSTON - And then there were none.The Rangers' decision Wednesday to move Drew Smyly out of the starting rotation leaves them with no starters from the group of Tommy John rehab pitchers they signed over the winter. Edinson Volquez is on the Injured List with elbow issues and Shelby Miller has already been moved to the bullpen. As starters, the trio has a combined record of 2-7 with an 8.50 ERA in 72 total innings.Rangers manager Chris Woodward said the team will pitch Friday's game at Cincinnati, which had been Smyly's next scheduled outing, from the bullpen. It's possible Smyly could be...
Lone Star Ball Jun 12, 2019
Calhoun to start rehab, Smyly to bullpen

Calhoun to start rehab, Smyly to bullpen

The Rangers have announced Willie Calhoun will start a rehab assignment on Thursday, and Drew Smyly is out of the rotation The Texas Rangers have announced that outfielder Willie Calhoun will start a rehab assignment on Thursday. Calhoun is currently on the injured list with a leg strain. There doesn’t appear to be a clear path back to the major league roster right now for Calhoun, given that the bench currently includes Danny Santana, who is also the backup CF, and Logan Forsythe. Calhoun likely will end up being activated an optioned next week, barring someone getting hurt. In...
SportsDay Jun 10, 2019
With Drew Smyly's status up in the air, who could possibly replace him in the starting rotation?

With Drew Smyly's status up in the air, who could possibly replace him in the starting rotation?

BOSTON - Even as the Rangers praised Drew Smyly's approach, they searched for possible replacements for him in the starting rotation.The sobering lingering question, though, is: Who?On Sunday, Smyly got through three innings against Oakland, allowing a pair of homers and five runs, in the process. He is 1-5 with an 8.40 ERA and has allowed an alarmingly high 15 home runs in 45 innings. He also sprained an ankle last month that led to him having a start pushed back a couple of days, and the after-effects have apparently lingered. It might create a path for the Rangers to bring Joe Palumbo back...
SportsDay Jun 10, 2019
Rangers stock report: How Adrian Sampson has been a savior; how much longer can Texas roll with Drew Smyly?

Rangers stock report: How Adrian Sampson has been a savior; how much longer can Texas roll with Drew Smyly?

Who's hot right now and not right now for the Rangers ...HOT RIGHT NOWSampson's strengthNo splitting (or cutting) hairs here, Adrian Sampson has been a savior for the pitching staff. He's won five consecutive starts, during which he's compiled a 1.99 ERA. If he wins his next start to run the streak to six, there will be only six longer streaks in Rangers history of a pitcher winning consecutive outings. Sampson has simply not made mistakes. He's allowed only three walks and two homers in the 31.2 innings that comprise the streak. Lesson No. 1: Pitcher, don't beat thine self.Delino...
SportsDay Jun 9, 2019
Could Sunday's game against Oakland be the one that got Rougned Odor out of his season-long slump?

Could Sunday's game against Oakland be the one that got Rougned Odor out of his season-long slump?

ARLINGTON - What was a quite nice extended homestand for the Rangers through 10 games morphed into something much harder to quantify Sunday. Consider: -- An early eight-run deficit to the Oakland A’s. -- A near-epic comeback in a 9-8 loss to close 11 straight games at Globe Life Park after a 65-minute weather delay. -- A potential breakout game at the plate for Rougned Odor, as well as the team’s first straight steal of home in four years. -- And more of the same for snake-bit starter Drew Smyly, who has given up 19 earned runs in his last three starts spanning 11.1 innings. “A lot of...
Lone Star Ball Jun 9, 2019
34-30 — Smyly, Miller dig a hole bats can’t get out of

34-30 — Smyly, Miller dig a hole bats can’t get out of

The Rangers fell down early by a lot, and end up with a split against Oakland The game started late due to inclement weather, and after a couple of innings we were hoping it hadn’t started at all, as the A’s put a bunch of runs on the board against starter Drew Smyly and reliever Shelby Miller. Texas fought back and made the game close, most notably with a straight steal of home by Rougned Odor, and put the winning run on base in the 9th, but it wasn’t enough to came back from the big early deficit. Player of the Game: Peter Fairbanks made his major league debut today and struck out...
Lone Star Ball Jun 9, 2019
Game 64 Game Day Thread - Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

Game 64 Game Day Thread - Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

A series win’d be nice Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers Sunday, June 09, 2019, 2:05 PM CT The Ballpark RHP Frankie Montas vs. LHP Drew Smyly Today's Lineups ATHLETICS RANGERS Marcus Semien - SS Shin-Soo Choo - DH Mark Canha - LF Danny Santana - CF Matt Chapman - 3B Elvis Andrus - SS Khris Davis - DH Nomar Mazara - RF Stephen Piscotty - RF Hunter Pence - LF Matt Olson - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Chad Pinder - 2B Rougned Odor - 2B Ramon Laureano - CF Ronald Guzman - 1B Josh Phegley - C Tim Federowicz - C Go Rangers!
Lone Star Ball Jun 9, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup for June 9, 2019

Texas Rangers lineup for June 9, 2019

Texas tries to take the series today behind Drew Smyly Texas Rangers lineup for June 9, 2019 against the Oakland A’s: starting pitchers are Drew Smyly for the Rangers and Frankie Montas for the A’s. After yesterday’s action-packed day of adventure, the Rangers look to take the series this afternoon against the Oakland A’s. The lineup: Choo — DH Santana — CF Elvis — SS Mazara — RF Pence — LF Cabrera — 3B Odor — 2B Guzman — 1B Federowicz — C 2:05 Central Game time
Lone Star Ball Jun 5, 2019
Game 59 Game Day Thread - Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

Game 59 Game Day Thread - Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

A suggestion: Maybe avoid allowing 12 runs to the 2019 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers Wednesday, June 05, 2019, 7:05 PM CT The Ballpark LHP John Means vs. LHP Drew Smyly Today's Lineups ORIOLES RANGERS Hanser Alberto - 3B Shin-Soo Choo - DH Trey Mancini - 1B Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Renato Nunez - DH Elvis Andrus - SS Dwight Smith - LF Hunter Pence - LF Pedro Severino - C Nomar Mazara - RF Jonathan Villar - 2B Logan Forsythe - 2B DJ Stewart - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Keon Broxton - CF Ronald Guzman - 1B Richie Martin - SS Jeff Mathis -...
SportsDay Jun 5, 2019
Dramatic ninth-inning rally vs. Orioles showed confidence Rangers players have in each other

Dramatic ninth-inning rally vs. Orioles showed confidence Rangers players have in each other

Down seven runs in the bottom of the ninth?That was almost no problem for the Rangers in a 12-11 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday night.For much of the contest, the Rangers couldn't generate much production with starter Drew Smyly throwing just 3 1/3 innings and the pitching staff allowing the Orioles, owners of the league's worst record entering the night, to match a season high in runs.But then came the ninth inning where the Rangers scored five runs before recording an out."I got feeling [about] something, people getting on base -- it can change the game," Shin-Soo Choo said of his belief...

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