If the Texas Rangers Pitch Like This They'll Go 162-0

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Alexi Ogando: Another quality start. Another win. Ho-hum.
I don't trust Mark Lowe. Mason Tobin doesn't yet belong on a Major League mound. And Julio Borbon makes me a little nervous in center field.

But that's it, the extent of my minuscule Texas Rangers concerns through five games. 5-0, headed to 6-0 and beyond?

Reigning AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez will have something to say about that when he opposes C.J. Wilson in a marquee matinee at 1 p.m. in Arlington today. But after the first time through the Rangers' starting rotation, the word we are all searching for is "Wow!"

Check it.

Alexi Ogando capped the undefeated rotation last night by hurling six innings of shutout, two-hit ball in a 3-2 win over the Mariners.

I still think the Rangers' rotation will rank third behind the Angels and A's by the time we get to October, but this first week has been impressive.

The Rangers' first five starts:

PITCHER         Inn   H   ER  BB  SO

C.J. Wilson      5.2   6    2     2     6

Colby Lewis      6.0   6   3     2     4

Matt Harrison    7.0   5   1     2     8

Derek Holland   6.0   7    3    1     5

Alexi Ogando    6.0   2    0    2     4

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gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

Did everybody watching the game on tv just catch that? Freaking Rhadigan can't even get the damn inning right. Let's see, the Rangers just finished batting - at home - but we are headed to the bottom of the 6th? How long must we put up with this shit?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Sportatorium baseball standings as of 1:45:13 pm

1.The Korean Reliever 802.The Richie Shitt's 753.Merten's Molestation 724.ScottsMerkin 695.Benji Gil's Scruff 64.56.DavyCrockett 55.57.Balk You 54.58.Webb'sbrokenshoulder 52.59.Fandricks 49.510.Beisbol Jesus 4911.TRDP1s Bloodytacos 38.5

My 7.49 era is killing me.

The_Richie_Shitts
The_Richie_Shitts

That's right bitches!!!!

How does my ass taste Merten?

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Way to early to be bragging, especially with a team like yours.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Excellent. My strategy of throwing shit against the wall is working!

Jack Daddy
Jack Daddy

It is remarkable that you would continue to think that LAA has a better rotation, with Kazmir now probably 1 start from a flat release and Pineiro hurt. Weaver is much better than anything we have. However Haren and Santana at best push our #2 and #3. We kill them in 4 and 5. Meanwhile McCarthy blew a 5 run lead last night and the bullpen blew the save. But, Oak does have the best roto in the A.L. and I do fear it. Of course I said that before last year. Gio, Cahill and Anderson are tough. Braden is a token replacement level pitcher though.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

WTF is your obsession with Tobin? Did he turn you down for a night of passion in Arizona or something?

Kerg's Vacay Fill In
Kerg's Vacay Fill In

Rangers still end up 85-77 and in second place, so take it easy you friggin' rednecks! Everthing is as it is, and it will wind up being Sox/Phils in the WS. With your beloved Clee and the hated Redsox-ah hhahh hhahhahah! Enjoy this, cause winning 5 in row and then winding up in second place at seasons end is a moral victory. Meanwhile in the rest of the country, there is no such thing as "moral victories"; and we claw our eyes out at defeat.

Speaking of defeat, if'n I's hera any backtalk from ya'll, I'm burn you huts down! The souths gonna do it agin? Do what again, get defeated?

Dear Bubba, Here is a book about trucks and some teeth for your interview at Walmart.

Today's Recipe:Lobster Roll:-boil lobster, remove meat-dip in butter/garlic mix (maybe some parm)-place in a nice fresh hot dog bun-enjoy with 1800 tequila (not chilled!)

ps-why do restaurants chill tequila? the BURN is good.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

RW* has a pretty good post/interview** thingie today with Nadel.

*Robert Wilonsky**Unfair Park

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

Which will happen first?:

Rangers change up announcers since Rhads isn't very good

or

Richie is off the Fan

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Could you imagine Richie in Rhads place in the booth?

Just some examples:

"They intentionally walk Hamilton to pitch to Beltre, then Beltre hits a grand slam!! WHAT THE WHAT?!?!!??"

"TAG, can I sit in your lap? I can't see the field."

"These headphones hurt my surgically repaired hair and earring ear."

"I'll be at Baby Doll's after the game, don't be a stranger."

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm honorarily retiring your buckskin cap for the day. No post can top this.

Mishon
Mishon

greatest post in a while.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

LEts just hope we can make it through the season in relatively good health, if we do we make the playoffs. We have the bats to hit when pitching is down and vice versa. I really dont even care if the 4th and 5th guy in the rotation changes throughout the year , Cj and cobra didnt even pitch their best games and when they do we will be unstoppable. There better not be any brake tapping this year from any of us fans or FAN hosts.

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

Anybody want to revise their win totals for the Rangers for the year? I'm sticking with 94 for now.

Was that REALLY Michael Young making a diving defensive play to his left at first base last night? STOP THE PRESSES!

Stupid Question Guy
Stupid Question Guy

So if we see the 162-0 Rangers against the 162-0 Orioles in the ALCS then who gets home field advantage?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

very stupid question. They play each other a few times buddy.

Very More Stupid Question Guy
Very More Stupid Question Guy

But RW logic states that TRangers go 162-0 based upon pitching so far. By that same logic, Balt goes 162-0 based upon giving up only 4 total runs in a 4-0 start. Your logic proves that impossible. My tired head is getting more stupider and more stupider by the minute.

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

@ TheRealDirtyP1 - are you missing the sarcasm? Or am I missing your sarcasm?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Ha, everyone knows Baltimore won't go 162-0 in that division. Geez, I'm no baseball genius and I know that.

Mishon
Mishon

Everytime I see Mark Lowe warming up in the bullpen I cringe. What in the hell does Wash see in that guy?

When Tommy Hunter comes back is he supposed to take back the spot from Ogando? I know it's only been 1 start, but I wouldn't like that. In fact, I would be ok if that fat ass never came back from DL. His performance in the playoffs last year has put me out of favor of him forever.

Still waiting on you to give us your predictions...although you probably have Boston and Philly in the World Series just like everyother dumb ass sports writer.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

he and Greggo talked about this on RAGE yesterday. They basically say can't win by doing this and are going to be criticized no matter what. But yes, he did say he picked Texas to finish second behind Anaheim and basically to tap the brakes on going against his prediction with only 5 games in; they cheer for the Rangers but are realistic.

Mishon
Mishon

I am fine with him picking the Angles to win the west. I hope he did b/c then that means it won't happen.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

It's all fun and games until the hitting dries up. Like Corbs said yesterday, if they went 161-0, and lost the last game, that would be a crushing blow for their momentum going into the playoffs. So I'm hoping their first loss is going to be between games 80-100.

kergo
kergo

First, smelly taints.

Agree with the little midget for once. Julio Bourbon had a nice diving catch last night to stop runs from scoring, but he never would have needed to dive if he didn't break so late on the ball.

Remember back when an early Rangers game wouls have meant ratings for the Fan? Baseball or richie? Or worse, baseball. Or sean salisbury.

Kerg's Vacay Fill In
Kerg's Vacay Fill In

Thats funny kergo said he was on vacation this week and wouldn't post-hhhhhmmm? Imposter?

Greggo's coke fueled weekend
Greggo's coke fueled weekend

The afternoon game today would have crushed the ratings for rage. Richie would have boasted about a ratings increase on his show when it was the Rangers who got the ratings not him.

Masters Fail
Masters Fail

hey, i thought the Tardline was going to the Masters?

those promos stopped a couple of weeks ago.but didnt richie mention their masters trip while he was bragging about his awesome ratings (all the while exposing that he was clueless about the principles of cume and TSL)?oh yes he did:

http://blogs.dallasobserver.co...

Paul in Plano
Paul in Plano

i now know what those passengers felt like on that southwest flight nosediving.

its everytime lacey cracks open her mic.elf's ratings coincendentally nosedive when she speaks as well

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I totally agree. Losing the Rangers was a bad strong for the Fan. At least they gave us NIT and women's basketball, but damn, that's over. How much NBADL is left? Well, I guess we can look forward to college football in the fall. I know everyone will be tuned in for something like NC State vs S. Carolina or Maryland vs Rutgers.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ill be one of those wasted nastard fans this weekend. We are actually camping saturday after the race so I should be real loaded. Sometimes and regular guy just wants to go have redneck fun, just like sometimes I want to have rich peoplefun and might go to an ultra lounge to laugh the douchebaggery going on, and then I want to be too cool so I go hang at the barley house bc the hardliners told me too. Wait, I just a regular well rounded guy, that is all.

NCAA SLEEZE
NCAA SLEEZE

I'll dare say that the largest bastion of black hating ( not Tiger he's Coblinasian ) will be down in Augusta. Hell they're so proud of it, they named it the Masters.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

whats really weird is Ill be swilling budlight, smokin something, acting retarded and my friend is bringing his other best friends sister to make messy love in a tent

Kerg's Vacay Fill In
Kerg's Vacay Fill In

Ahhh TMS, that bastion of drunken, black hating, cheap bera swillin', cig smoking, half retarded, sister loving mess-good luck!

Mishon
Mishon

They have nascar this weekend i think.

Greggo's coke fueled rant
Greggo's coke fueled rant

They have Nascar every weekend. Sometimes it gets booted to AM or KLUV for other events. Why is rage interviewing Nascar drivers every day? Are they not able to get anyone else like say one of the undefeated Texas Rangers. The Nascar interviews are atrocious since nobody on rage knows a damn thing about Nascar.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

there's going to be a lot of left turns, rubbing, and wrecks. Which sport has the highest % of inebriated fans in the stands? Nascar has to be sitting at a conservatively 60%.

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