Rangers Dismantle McAllister, Bauer Shines
Indians - 0 | Rangers - 10
That was a rough one. Not so good for starter Zach McAllister as he got bounced around Surprise, Arizona by the bats of the Texas Rangers, minus Elvis Andrus, for a peculiar reason.
Anyway, McAllister clearly did not have it, or was working on something in particular in this one where he gave up five runs off seven hits and a walk in his two frames.
"It was just way too many pitches over the middle of the plate," Indians manager Terry Francona said of McAllister's outing. "For the most part, we had three or four guys kind of like that today. It wasn't the ability to throw strikes. It was really just giving them a lot of pitches over the middle of the plate, letting them get extended. It's one of those days where you're glad it's Spring Training."
Okay, so he just did not have it. McAllister's second outing not as good as his first, but again, it is still February and he has plenty of time to round into form. He's not in any danger of being bumped out of what I think is a likely rotation spot. He has one or two more of those before he has to start thinking of fighting for his spot if you ask me.