Once again the Rangers have the worst record in baseball. Hey! What else is new?
On Sunday Texas lost to Houston, 3-2, though Nick Martinez pitched pretty well (one run on six hits in 5.1 IP). As he exited with a 2-1 lead, the game was then handed over to the bullpen. 2015 bullpen candidate Roman Mendez tossed 1.1 scoreless innings (allowing two walks and striking out two), and Neal Cotts -- the eventual loser -- surrendered the game-tying homer to Astros 3B and former uber-prospect, Matt Dominguez, and Houston eventually scored the decisive run after Neftali Feliz was brought in.
The Rangers have the worst record in baseball to go along with the worst run differential in baseball, so basically they are right where they belong. Right now the rotation consists of Colby Lewis, Nick Tepesch, Nick Martinez, Miles Mikolas, and Scott Baker. So, where exactly are Texas supposed to gather their wins from from here on out?
Colby Lewis is entitled to a strong start here and there, as is Nick Tepesch; the other dudes... well, I don't know. Derek Holland is supposedly set to return one of these days, but I'll be taking bets with whoever's interested what injury the Rangers will make up to delay his timetable so he won't have to pitch this year.