Mar 272012

Tuesday Morning SlidersThere isn’t much better than doing a morning update after the Rangers win a spring training game 12-2.

My pick to click this season Scott Feldman looked awesome last night, he went six innings, gave up no runs, and struck out nine Reds. Scott Feldman has showed in spring training that he is a viable option for the starting rotation in case of injury or someone who fails to produce. In 20 spring training innings Feldman has a 3.15 ERA, 20 strikeouts and only two walks. Stellar.

As is evident from the score the Rangers offense certainly clicked last night. Rather than naming those who contributed just know that the hitters are officially locked in and appear ready for spring training to end. Its always been said that at this point of spring training the hitters are typically ready to face real games but the pitchers still have some work to do. Looks like that might be the case with this team.

Quick hits

  • Craig Gentry’s strange spring training continues after he left Sunday’s game with dehydration. It certainly wasn’t an overly hot day in Arizona. I think the skipper summed up his feelings on Gentry with a straight to the point quote.

“He’s got to get on the field and play,” Ron Washington said.

  • Robbie Ross has all but locked up his spot as the lefty in the bullpen with a strong spring and the lack of competition from Michael Kirkman or Neal Cotts. The 22 year old lefty split time between Myrtle Beach and Frisco last year and has been impressive.
  • Neftali Feliz will pitch in an “A’ game on Tuesday after experiencing shoulder tightness in his last start. By all accounts he hasn’t had any trouble since but this will be a big start for him either way.

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