UPDATES & NEWS
Dillon Gee went five innings in the loss to the Padres Saturday giving up four runs and five hits with eight strike outs and no walks.
Gee surprisingly got roughed up, in in his second start since returning from the DL (strained right lat), by a Padres team that won for just the third time in their past 11 games. On the positive side, Gee has now struck out 12 batters in 12 innings with just one walk so hopefully his struggles Saturday, where he allowed two home runs, had more to do with his two month layoff then anything else. Things do not get any easier for Gee as his next start on Friday is in Milwaukee against one of the biggest first-half surprise teams in the Brewers.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