Play the Texas Rangers and you want to get to their bullpen. You really, really want to get to their bullpen.
The Rangers have a very good rotation, their staff earned-run average of 3.73 ranking sixth in Major League Baseball, one spot behind the Dodgers'. Their bullpen, however, is one of baseball’s worst. Its 4.53 ERA and .263 opponents’ batting average both rank 28th.
It took awhile, but the Dodgers finally chased Texas starter Wandy Rodriguez with three runs in the sixth inning Wednesday to get into the Rangers’ bullpen. It should have been mission accomplished, instead of a 5-3 defeat.
The Rangers trotted out relievers Jon Edwards (6.35 ERA),...