UPDATES & NEWS
A.J. Burnett was burned for five runs on five hits and six walks but did strikeout 11 over seven innings of the no-decision versus the Mets Friday.
Seriously? You punch out 11 batters in seven innings but still allow five runs, to the Mets of all teams. Pretty perplexing, but we should expect nothing else from the strange bird that is Burnett who has now allowed three or more runs in each of his last five starts and it was just the third time in 12 starts that he has struck out more than six batters making Friday's surge in K's more a product of a free swinging opponent.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender