Thursday, April 21, 2011
Texas Rangers in a Josh Hamilton Tailspin
Not that Ian Kinsler, new addition Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus, and long time Ranger Michael Young should be able to shoulder the load but Young seems to be the only guy hitting anything right now.
Since Hamilton's injury, Kinsler (.138, 4/29), Andrus (.162. 6/37), Cruz (.182, 6/33), and Beltre (.118, 4/34) are all struggling as are David Murphy (.071, 2/28) and Yorvit Torrealba (.240, 6/25).
If you want to know why this team is skidding so badly right now, you only have to look at these numbers. You can blame Colby Lewis missing a start due to the birth of his child which, by the way, was the absolute right decision regardless of what any local radio station might say. You can also blame it on the bullpen which has probably been the biggest problem for this team thus far outside of closer, Neftali Feliz.