NEWBERG REPORT PLUS — JUNE 13, 2007
Cha Seung Clemens.
Grover Cleveland Gaudin.
And Cy Snell.
A quick deficit, more terrible defense, and yet another game in which the other team — a pretty bad team, in this case — buried Texas early and never let them back in it.
Texas is getting outscored in the first inning this season by 30 runs (50-20).
Texas is also getting outscored in the second inning by 30 runs (53-23).
In innings three through nine, the Rangers aren’t so bad. The opposition is outscoring them, 277-274.
What does that mean?
It means the bullpen has been a lot better than the rotation, obviously.
And it means a lot of nights that are hard to watch.
Watching the postgame interviews, I thought the manager and the players seemed extremely depressed. Hard to blame them.