The Texas Rangers started a rusty rookie who hadn’t worked in three weeks. They ended the game with a guy on the mound who threw 99 pitches two days ago and then a bullpen Tuesday afternoon.
Nick Tepesch gave up a three-run homer to Anthony Recker during a five-run burst in the first inning, but he lasted six innings for the Rangers in an 8-4 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
With a few switches in the order and an impressive performance by starter Nick Tepesch, the Rangers ended their longest losing streak in nearly nine years.
One pitch out of the 88 Texas’ Nick Tepesch threw on Saturday got him in trouble.
Rangers starter Nick Tepesch had solid performances in his previous three starts, winning the last two.
After a rough first two innings, Nick Tepesch settled down and cruised through another quality outing to help the Rangers stay hot — beating the Twins 7-2 on Monday afternoon.
The AL West-leading Texas Rangers have gotten back a veteran designated hitter and three pitchers from the disabled list in time for the pennant chase.
Texas manager Ron Washington says the Rangers expect to activate pitchers Neftali Feliz and Nick Tepesch and designated hitter Lance Berkman from the disabled list when rosters expand on Sunday.
Aging Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman felt a twinge in his side, and rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch complained of a sore elbow.
Ian Kinsler singled in the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning, and the Rangers completed a soggy three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 2-1 victory on Sunday night.
The offensive woes continued for the Rangers on Wednesday night, as the Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory behind three hits from Jason Kipnis.
The Texas Rangers purchased the reliever’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock before Tuesday night’s game against Oakland. Cotts had ligament replacement surgery in 2009.