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nsdjoe
05-23-2007, 04:07 PM
Has given up 7 walks through 4.1. Ouch.

VenturaFan23
05-23-2007, 04:13 PM
They have Sosa, so it's all good.

jenn2080
05-23-2007, 04:13 PM
Has given up 7 walks through 4.1. Ouch.


Brandon pitching? Oh I thought you said given up 7 HR. :redneck

MUsoxfan
05-23-2007, 07:15 PM
Rangers Pitchers Urged To Make Their Pitches Curve Or Sink Or Something

ARLINGTON, TX--With the team currently sporting a league worst 5.15 ERA, Texas Rangers pitching coach Mark Connor is urging his pitchers to make their pitches curve or sink or something, in order to make it more difficult for batters to hit them.
I think our biggest problem as a staff is that our pitches dont really do anything other than float up there in a straight line or bounce in the dirt, said Mark Connor. As a result, batters get a lot of hits and walks...."

:D:

Link (http://thebrushback.com/pitchers_full.htm)

Frater Perdurabo
05-24-2007, 01:26 AM
The Rangers were quite stupid to drag out contract extension talks with Kenny Rogers. His frustration over that led to him attacking the cameraman a few years ago (of course, he alone was responsible for his reprehensible actions).

Rogers was the "model" pitcher for their stadium. The architecture conspires to turn the prevailing south winds back around and carry balls out toward right and right center field. Right field is short and therefore results in a lot of homers for left handed batters. Right center is deep and therefore results in a lot of doubles. As a lefty, Rogers had the natural advantage over left-handed batters. As a sinker-ball junk thrower, he pitched for contact and the hard, sun-baked field ensured that gound balls got to his fielders quickly.

John Danks fit the profile of a pitcher who would succeed in Arlington. But they stupidly traded him away for Brandon "flyball" McCarthy. Good thing for the Sox!