Rangers8217 Rotation Thins Out With Holl

Rangers8217 Rotation Thins Out With Holl

Postautor: jackky » 9 sie 2017, o 04:53

Its been a rough few weeks for the Rangers. They were given thumped by both Mariners (21-8) and Athletics (12-1 Nike Roshe One ) within the last week and are just 21-22 since an eight-game winning streak in the middle of April. Texas has already lost Neftali Feliz to have an extended period of time because of an elbow sprain now they lost another young hurler, southpaw Derek Holland with left shoulder fatigue based on Jeff Wilson of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The 25-year-old Holland had already been battling a stomach virus that reportedly cost him 10-15 pounds and apparently also some giddy-up on his fastball*. He allowed 18 runs in 19.1 innings over the four starts immediately prior to this shoulder i sue, contributing to the teams skid. Scott Feldman 7.01 ERA and 5.48 FIP in five starts and five relief appearances has already been within the rotation for Feliz, and now Hollands injury forces Alexi Ogando in to the starting staff per Jeff Fletcher of Bay Bridge Baseball. Relief prospect Tanner Scheppers can come up to fill out the bullpen.
* The PITCHf/x data actually doesnt help up much in confirming this. The cla sifications have Holland throwing a four-seamer in past years but a sinker this season. None of our velocity charts can show a drop on the start-by-start basis on one nice, clean plot.
Ogando pitched along with a starter last season but hes thrown no more than two innings and 39 pitches within an appearance this Nike Air Max Zero season, so stamina at least within the short-term is a concern. In the long-term, the Rangers are hurting for quality starting pitching depth with Feliz and Holland out. Prospects Martin Perez (4.36 FIP) and Neil Ramirez (5.00) havent pitched all that well Triple-A and journeymen Zach Jackson (5.11 FIP) and Greg Reynolds (5.41 NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 33 FIP) dont inspire much confidence.
All of a sudden, Roy Oswalt has become an extremely importance bit of Texas pitching puzzle. He was likely to make four Triple-A tune-up starts before rejoining the rotation and has just one under his belt to date, though the veteran right-hander will get the ball again tonight. Oswalt continues to be a minimum of two weeks away, meaning Ogando will have to hold on the fort until then. That puts a lot of pre sure with an admittedly stellar bullpen, one which will now rely a little more on left-hander Robbie Ro s (3.26 Nike Sock Dart SP Fragment FIP) for multi-inning work.
Despite this recent hiccup, the Rangers remain an excellent team otherwise the best hanging around. Their starting rotation continues to be compromised due to injury and also the top reinforcement is a 34-year-old with two degenerative discs in the back and 0 AL innings to his credit. Feldman and Ogando opened the growing season as arguably the very best sixth and seventh starters in baseball, but at this time theyre the numbers 4 and 5. Oswalts arrival is now more important than anticipated, particularly if Felizs elbow problem and/or Hollands shoulder i sue begin to linger.
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