Millwood scratched, Nippert likely to go Monday

Kevin Millwood has been scratched from his start against the Athletics on Monday. This is the third consecutive start he’s been scratched from since straining his left gluteus muscle last Sunday against the Royals.

Dustin Nippert is the leading candidate to start in Millwood’s place. He has earned a win in three consecutive appearances and threw 4 2/3 innings in relief after Millwood left with the strained gluteus muscle. Doug Mathis is also a possibility.

The Rangers are still hoping Millwood will start at some point during the four-game series with Oakland and they don’t expect to put him on the disabled list.

 

5 Comments

we need some good news in the health department…

Imagine what this team would do if they were healthy and everyone was even hitting their career average.

Please tell the Ranger’s management THANK YOU for not trading away any young players. We have been burned so many times over the last 37 years with bad trades.

nippert deserves a shot i guess he looked good in his last start(5and 2/3rds 5 k’s 2 walks 1 earned run)..but his previous two before that he didnt even reach the 5th inning..ofcourse he was on a short leash as far as pitch counts go and didnt look to bad but he hasnt been that sharp..i want to see Elizardo Ramirez get a spot start or two with the major league club..he isnt on the 40 man roster so it isnt going to happen but he has looked good the last two years in tripple A and if you subtract his relief apperances and the numbers he accumulated at those times his stats as a starter are really nice…he laso has a few starts with the reds a few years ago and did well here and there..i think we should see what hes got..he isnt over powering but hardly walks hitters..he challenges just as ryan and washington preach..only 28 walks in 111 innings..nice

No matter hoow the season ends, the Rangers are fun to watch and it looks like they’re having fun on the field.

i agree eaagle..i mean we are talking about contending and we are talking about buying not selling around the trading deadline

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