By LG

Ryan Dempster didn’t want to have an outing like the one the New York Yankees handed him last night. Dempster gave up 9 hits and 8 runs as both the Yankees and the Texas Rangers were trying to get their 68th win. The Yankees would take this game 8-2 and the Rangers will have to look for their 68th win tonight to tie the Yankees at 68-47 on the season. Dempster pitched for 6 innings, he walked 2 and stuck out 4, Dempster gave up 2 home runs.

The Rangers were outplayed offensively against the Yankees, the Rangers only had 2 runs out of the 6 hits they got off of Yankees starter David Phelps. Amazingly the Yankees used newly acquired Derek Lowe in relief for 4 innings of work. Lowe who was getting hammered when he was in Cleveland only gave up 2 hits and no runs, he also struck out 4. What a difference a team makes. Each time Derek Lowe switches teams he looks like a new man.

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  1. sportsbaron1

    By now it should be clear (if it wasn’t beforehand) that 35-year-old Ryan Dempster isn’t the answer to the Rangers’ pitching woes. His lifetime ERA against American League teams is hovering around five runs per outing and those same teams are hitting .285 against him. He figured to have a tougher time looking like Cy Young in a league where there are twice as many quality hitters in it as there are in the one he left–and NO pitchers to catch his breath against since teams use a designated hitter. Texas’ best bet, in my opinion, is to trade someone–like Ian Kinsler–for a quality pitcher if one becomes available, and then bring up their prized prospect Jurickson Profar to take his place. If he doesn’t play second base then Elvis Andrus can or vice versa. But the way this team has been going offensively since their 15-4 start, they’ll never make it to the Fall Classic–let alone WIN it with their pitchers surrendering five or six runs per contest. It simply has to be psychologically debilitating to their hitters to know that in order for this club to win they pretty much have to crank out a minimum of seven runs a game–something that great hitting teams like the Big Red Machine and the Stargell, Oliver, Clemente, Richie Zisk era Pirates never did themselves…

    Discouraged,

    Clifford
    Santa Monica

     

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