Giants beat the Crockies in 18 innings last night and into this morning. Giants used the whole bullpen.
Rangers? More like the Texas Ex-Braves...The Rangers are fun again. After shutting out the Angels yesterday (Mike Minor's first complete game shutout at the MLB level), one of the reporters pointed out that at this time last year, the Rangers were 5-11, now they're 9-7. Not exactly world beaters but definitely coming together.
Elvis Andrus is becoming an unstoppable force.
Baseball trades do happen.Rangers? More like the Texas Ex-Braves...
Same with the Rangers. Three of their starting 5 are coming off Tommy John surgery, so their bullpen has been busy by design. I think the feeling is that if they can get past the early part of the season, the starting arms will improve as the season goes on. But Smyly, Miller and Volquez are not carrying a starter's load at the moment.They are getting a few of their injured pitchers back though which should help. So far the offense has made up for the defensive issues.
I just tend to notice clusters of ex-Braves since that's the team I follow. For years it seemed like the Royals' idea of building their team was grabbing every former Brave they could find (their GM was the former director of scouting for the Braves, iirc). The D-backs had at least two or three former Braves farmhands in their starting nine last night.Baseball trades do happen.
Sooooooo frustrating. Decent starting pitching, even with the starting five in a bit of flux. Good offense. Good defense (minus the inability to throw out base stealers). But, the steaming pile of crap that is the bullpen keeps snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.Painful last night! Walking in the winning run in the 10th inning. I guess they wanted to get home since it was getting late.