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The upside? Pitching can't get worse

Scheppers' 1st start part of Rangers' Opening Day flop; only 161 games to improve

Updated: March 31, 2014, 11:00 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers starting pitcher Tanner Scheppers did the only logical thing after turning in the worst performance of his career Monday.

He maintained a sense of humor after the Rangers' 14-10 Opening Day loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park.

Scheppers allowed eight hits and seven earned runs in four innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Sometimes, as mama used to say, you need to laugh to keep from crying.

"It was a dream come ...

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