What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Ogando is looking pretty sweet so far today. No Yu like, but 9k's through 5 complete is what I would consider a pretty damn good start.
This should, at least, quiet some of the Chicken Littles that came out during Ogando's Spring performance.
Opps, posted in wrong forum. Here it is again:
Fun fact: The Rangers have struck out 49% of the batters they've faced thus far in 2013.
Agreed. Damn the chicken littles. I've always been one for blind optimism.
Great pitching by the Rangers. Although I suspect some of that is about the Astros. That club could break loss records this year. I hope I'm wrong and It's just great pitching.
AAA team but ogando started well to the season. even AAA teams score runs as evidenced by Lowe. Ogando is a very key player. If he can give 180 innings and pitch 4 ERA he will be very successful. Really gives the team lots of options. Still need rhed relievers though.
Update: 53% of the Ranger's outs have come by way of the strikeout. 43 K's in 81 innings. That's 14.3 K/9.
For the visual types among us, that's this many:
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
I'm as happy as anyone about the last two pitching performances. Let's not forget that the opposition would probably struggle to finish well in AA ball. The season starts against LAA.
CJ Wilsons no hit alert is over.
He just gave up a 3 run bomb. hehe
HeHe? What are you-about 12?
a 12 yr old knows cj sux
lol - a 12 year old would be smart enough to laugh at CJ's bloated ego getting handed to him - again.
Angels lose 5-4.
Josh 0-4 (ofer the season)
CJ or Yu? Was that really a choice?
Yu- difference maker.
CJ - not.
Starting pitching will win us the West this year. In a staff comparison between us and the Angels it's not even close.
Full acknowledgment of Ssmall sample size/Astros lineup caveats.
But how excited should we be about Ogando now that he has a third pitch? I didn't get to watch the game, but I saw his strikeout highlights, and it looked like most of them came on 80 mph off-speed stuff. Two years ago teams seemed to figure him out more the second time they faced him, I wonder how much of that was his having only two pitches.
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