Why Adrian Sampson's performance against Chicago was pivotal for the Rangers' rotation

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Why Adrian Sampson's performance against Chicago was pivotal for the Rangers' rotation
Why Adrian Sampson's performance against Chicago was pivotal for the Rangers' rotation

ARLINGTON -- Back in the day, kids, when Boston had a team in the National League and there were poets in the press box, a little ditty sprang forth mourning the lack of depth in the Braves' rotation amid the waning days of the '48 pennant race. Maybe you've heard the old saw, “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.” How's this for the Rangers: “Minor and Lynn and pray for the 'pen.” Certainly their pitching shaped up as such until Sunday at the Globe, when Adrian Sampson bounced back from a couple of ugly starts to pitch seven strong innings in a 7-4 win over the White Sox before 21,917. The performance was pivotal for Sampson and the Rangers, because, well, they're running out of options. Jesse

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