The Frisco Roughriders, masquerading as the RedHawks, lost our first game of the spring 6-5. According to the RedHawks website, Eric Hurley and Armando Galarraga both had strong pitching performances. Offensively, probable RedHawk 3B Jared Sandberg and Frisco outfielder, and Hank's little brother, each went 2-3 with a double.
AJ Murray had another strong outing as he picked up the save in today's game after giving up only 1 hit and a walk in 1 inning of work. AJ's ERA for the spring still sits at 0.00. Another strong outing by Bruce Chen as well who gave up only 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 6 over 3.2 innings.
Ex-RedHawk Mike Young is sidelined indefinitely after being hit in the helmet with a pitch yesterday. Mike had to have minor surgery to fix a rip in his ear cartilage. This occurred the day after Nelson Cruz was hit in the head with a pitch. Nelson was sidelined today after suffering a dizzy spell.
TR Sullivan has a look at the Rangers bullpen. His consensus is a lot of questions still remain. Tell us something we don't know...
With Thomas Diamond and Edinson Volquez be sent to minor league camp on the same day John Danks pitched against the Rangers, the DMN and the FWSThave the expected article about the fall of the "famed DVD".
The FWST has updated the Rangers injury report as follows:
SS Joaquin Arias (shoulder): Day-to-day
C Miguel Ojeda (bruised right thumb): Day-to-day
OF Nelson Cruz (head): Expected to return Thursday at latest
C Gerald Laird (bruised left foot): Given Tuesday off
1B Mark Teixeira (sore left knee): Expected to return Friday as team gives him two days plus Tucson trip to heal
P John Rheinecker (back spasms): Still hasn't thrown in a game"