FriarBall: Spring recap No. 11: Rangers 5, Padres 2

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring recap No. 11: Rangers 5, Padres 2

Justin Germano and Shawn Estes both pitched in Monday's late game and Germano seemed to answer the performance Randy Wolf had the night before. Germano pitched 4 innings of scoreless ball, giving up only 2 hits in the process.

Estes didn't have such a good performance though, giving up 4 runs (only 1 earned) in 2 2/3 innings. Estes also gave up 3 hits and walked 1 while striking out no one.

Here are the current spring stats for the four guys vying for the last two spots in the rotation:
  • Estes: 4 1/3 IP, 20.77 ERA, 11 hits, 4 BB, 1 K
  • Germano: 9 1/3 IP, 3.86 ERA, 9 hits, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Glendon Rusch: 3 2/3 IP, 2.45 ERA, 2 hits, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Wolf: 4 1/3 16.62 ERA, 11 hits, 3 BB 6 K
Again, these are really small samples and not entirely accurate because of the nature and purpose of spring training but even an ERA over 15 has to be a little troubling. I know Chris Young had an astronomical ERA last spring training but still, those high numbers are not pretty to look at.

Offensively, not much stood out other than Jody Gerut was the only hitter to pick up multiple hits (he went 2-for-2).

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