Ok, really not convinced there was ever a serious problem with the site, but there was definitely some “malicious code” on the site and it has now been completely removed. In addition, we’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. What a beating…
BaseballDo.com is once again a safe place for you to cyber-hang!
Lot’s of speculation if the infection that we had here on baseballdo.com could have been the same one that attacked our beloved Josh Hamilton over the weekend. Biological investigation pending…
Due to all of these issues, we had to remove the Forums – could be temporary, could be permanent. Let us know if you have an opinion on that.
Rangers Sweep the San Diego Fathers
Rangers completed the sweep of the Padres last night behind a strong performance from Yu Darvish. Darvish gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 8 innings, while striking out 8. Both of the Padres’ runs were driven in by the pitcher, Anthony Bass, in the second inning. After that little hiccup, Darvish was lights out before handing over the reigns to Joe Nathan who secured his 15th save of the season. Darvish, who is now tied for the AL lead in Wins, improves to 9-4 with a 3.45 ERA on the season.
“The first two innings, it looked like he was trying to find his rhythm,” Washington said. “From that point on, he wasn’t going to be denied. His breaking ball came, his cutter came, he moved the ball around the zone pretty good. He did a great job.”
Darvish also got his first MLB hit in the game, a broken bat single to right.
Rangers shuffle rotation
Roy Oswalt will make his Rangers debut tomorrow night at the Ballpark against the Rockies, replacing Scott Feldman in the rotation.
“He’s ready to go,” manager Ron Washington said. “The reports we got say he’s ready to go. That’s what we brought him for, to bring him to the big leagues, and he’s ready, so we made the decision to do it. We challenge him now.”
Scott Feldman slides back into the bullpen, a move that he’s none too happy with.
“Basically, telling me that I’m not in the plans for the second time this year, spring training and then now, that’s fine, if I’m not in their plans,” Feldman said. “But it doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it.”
Look, Scooter didn’t really do much to prove that he deserved more opportunities and while he’s clearly not happy with the move back to the pen, it’s an important role for the TEAM. His unhappiness is nothing to be worried about, and if anything shows that he’s a competitor that wants to be in the rotation. If he get’s another opportunity, somewhere down the line with the Rangers or another team, hopefully he’ll show better.
The Rangers’ rotation, starting Friday, is Oswalt, Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison, Grimm and Yu Darvish.
Dutch and Feliz both continue to make good progress in rehab, both throwing off the mound yesterday. Holland is hoping to return to the rotation on July 1st and Neftali is hoping for mid-July. Barring any more injuries, Grimm would more than likely go back to the minors and Feliz will go to the pen in a set-up/7th inning role.
Field Trip is quickly approaching…
If you haven’t already purchased your ticket to the Baseball Do First Annual Field Trip, jump on it. It’s a great deal, and should be a great time! We still have some spots available!