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Takeaways from Jack Leiter’s MLB debut in Rangers’ 9-7 win

(Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports)

 

Jack Leiter is a major-leaguer. No one can ever take that away from him.

He also is a major-leaguer who is ready to get better.

The right-hander was charged with seven runs in 3 2/3 innings Thursday in his MLB debut, twice surrendering large leads in an up-and-down performance.

He did a lot of good, including striking out his first batter on three pitches. He did a lot of not-so-good, like missing spots and throwing too many pitches.

But the Rangers beat the Tigers 9-7, and Leiter will head into his next start — wherever it might be — with a checklist of things he wants to improve.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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