Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
If you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it’s time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can’t—and won’t—make. It will help you win in September.
It was Texas’ first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A’s.
Although each team is chock full of talent, there were nonetheless players who didn’t make the cut despite stellar first-half statistics.
The Rangers led 3-1 going into the fourth and starter Colby Lewis (11-10) thought he’d worked out of some early-inning control problems.That was before he gave up Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s two-run homer that tied the game 3-all and started the downfall for Texas.