The rangers are just insanely good. Probably the best pitching staff in the al if not baseball(the angels and rays can argue better rotations though it's far from a given, but the rangers also have a great bullpen) best defensive if in baseball, the ability to play a great defensive of in the late innings when they put gentry in cf and one of the best offenses in baseball. And they can run
We get to face another ace tonight too. McGehee looks decent, McCutchen is hitting well, and Walker is starting to come alive but we just can't score. Hopefully we can turn it around once we get to an easier stretch of schedule.
Stanton moved down to 6th in the order tonight, looked alright so far. Worked the count well on a couple at-bats which lead to a walk and a double. Still swings pretty badly at breaking pitches though.
Pedro Alvarez is just horrendous. His approach is awful and he just cannot hit major league pitching. Maybe he'll pick it up, but it's starting to look like he's just not cut out to hit at the major league level.
I know he's young, but if he doesn't make serious adjustment's, he's doomed.
We are probably going to lose this game but it's good to see Neil Walker playing well. If we can get our two leadoff hitters going, then we might actually have a shot at scoring some runs with how McCutchen and Walker have been producing.