Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Alexi Ogando dominate in first start for Rangers

To follow up on the big match up between two Dominican pitchers that the Dominican Baseball Guy blogged on yesterday, Alexi Ogando had a great debut as a starter for the Rangers and led them to a 3-2 win over the Mariners.  He went six innings with two hits and no runs.  Last year as a reliever he had the second lowest ERA in all the majors with a 1.30 mark.  He was not even slotted to start this off season, until an injury forced him into the fifth starter role.  With more performances like this it will be hard to take him out.  Ogando is from San Pedro de Macoris, DR.

Rookie phenom Michael Pineda also had a good game, though he was overshadowed by the performance of Ogando.  Pineda also went six innings, but allowed three runs.  Being that this was his first big league game, Mariners fans should expect to see improvement from him.  Pineda is from Yaguate, DR.
Alexi Ogando with the Rangers, by Red3Biggs


  1. I hope Ogando makes it hard for Wash to pull him from the rotation when Webb, Hunter, or Feldman come back.

  2. Me too! At this point he could be a Cy Young candidate, two great starts. We will see him against the Yankees on Sunday.


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