PEORIA, Ariz. -- Michael Kirkman was hoping to make a bold statement on Thursday about his desire to be in the Rangers rotation.Instead he found himself a witness to the Rangers defensive car wreck at Peoria Sports Complex. Kirkman wasn't without some culpability, but seven errors and eight unearned runs pretty much told the story in a 15-5 loss to the Padres on St. Patrick's Day. "Full moon," manager Ron Washington said. "It seems like we left our gloves, bats and brains at home. We just had a bad night."
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
Sights & Sounds
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.