If the Texas Rangers Pitch Like This They'll Go 162-0
Alexi Ogando: Another quality start. Another win. Ho-hum.
I don't trust Mark Lowe. Mason Tobin doesn't yet belong on a Major League mound. And Julio Borbon makes me a little nervous in center field.
But that's it, the extent of my minuscule Texas Rangers concerns through five games. 5-0, headed to 6-0 and beyond?
Reigning AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez will have something to say about that when he opposes C.J. Wilson in a marquee matinee at 1 p.m. in Arlington today. But after the first time through the Rangers' starting rotation, the word we are all searching for is "Wow!"
Alexi Ogando capped the undefeated rotation last night by hurling six innings of shutout, two-hit ball in a 3-2 win over the Mariners.
I still think the Rangers' rotation will rank third behind the Angels and A's by the time we get to October, but this first week has been impressive.
The Rangers' first five starts:
PITCHER Inn H ER BB SO
C.J. Wilson 5.2 6 2 2 6
Colby Lewis 6.0 6 3 2 4
Matt Harrison 7.0 5 1 2 8
Derek Holland 6.0 7 3 1 5
Alexi Ogando 6.0 2 0 2 4
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