GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Bush became the first Rangers pitcher to go five innings in a game this spring. Bush was pitching in a "B" game against the Royals on Wednesday morning and allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits and a walk while striking out three.Bushed pitched in relief during the nine-inning game. He took over in the fifth after Darren Oliver pitched two innings and Arthur Rhodes and Mason Tobin each pitched one. That could be the way Bush is used during the regular season. He could win a spot in the bullpen as a long reliever.
Holland, Ogando jostling for position
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This is becoming the baseball equivalent of a NASCAR race: cars stacked up on top of each other, bumping and jostling for position and muscling their way to the finish line.Each game is like a lap of the Talladega 500 with the potential for somebody to hit a wall and somebody else to zoom into the lead. So goes the competition for a spot in the Rangers starting rotation. On Tuesday afternoon, it was car No. 45, driven by Derek Holland, who got bumped around and may have lost some ground. On the other hand, car No. 41, driven by Alexi Ogando, appeared to be coming up hard from the outside before he seemed to have some engine trouble in his fourth inning of work Tuesday. The race is far from over for anybody, but Holland admitted Tuesday was a rough one for him. "A little inconsistent is the best way to describe it," Holland said after 7-6 loss to the Dodgers. "I didn't have good rhythm. I was rushing it a little bit."
2010 Spring Training - Texas Rangers
News & Features
- Borbon makes Rangers' roster -- for now
- Worth noting
- Holland sharp in Rangers' second Alamodome win
- Young relief corps could be key to Rangers' bullpen
- Rangers rally after Ogando's sharp outing
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Spring Training Info
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.