UPDATES & NEWS
Jake Peavy gave up three runs, six hits, and one walk while punching out nine over seven innings in the loss to the Astros Saturday.
The veteran had to be peeved he couldn't muster at least a no-decision after striking out a season-high nine batters. Instead, he fell to 1-8 in on the year after losing his career-worst eighth straight. 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