ST15: Rangers stink it up; lose 9-1 to Twins

Eww.. A big stinker of a game.
Rick Helling sounded horrible – although the radio guys on Sunday said that he was experimenting with more breaking pitches than usual. I realize spring is a time to try things, and take your lumps, but you never want to see this happen anytime. :) On the positive side for Helling, he finished out his outing by retiring the last 8 batters he faced – so he eventually figured it out, but in a real season game, he would have been long removed before that happened.
We only had 7 hits – only two by one player (Ruben Mateo, who scored our only run). Pretty lackluster effort all around.