Storylines. 5 comments

  Last season, with nine games left to go, the Rangers had a seemingly insurmountable lead of 4.5 games in the West. They proceeded to lose five of the next eight, and saw themselves up just one game going into the final game of the season. They turned comfort into agony. This […]

If there was ever any doubt that Carlos Gomez deserved a place in the playoff lineup,  Joey Gallo, Adrian Beltre and Martin Perez answered that last night as they reacted to Gomez's mammoth three-run game-tying home run that went 444 feet.

Who gets your vote as the Game 3 starter?

The debate. 495 comments

  Last night’s debate was highly anticipated. So much is at stake. There is so much to lose. But it didn’t take long for the fireworks. It didn’t take long for the trainwreck. If these are our two choices, we might be in serious trouble this fall. If these are our two choices, […]

One bad inning. 239 comments

  You can look at it this way. In three games and twenty-six total innings, the Oakland Athletics were able to muster up runs in only one inning. Just one in twenty-six. That’s pretty impressive pitching, right? Okay, so they scored seven in that inning to put the game away […]

Nobody has as much pure joy on a baseball field than Adrian Beltre, who goes just a little bit out of the basepath to avoid being tagged out.

Elvis hits not just one, but two two-run homers, his first multi-homer game of his career, as his best offensive season continues.

Questions answered. 319 comments

  We can come off the ledge now. The crisis has been averted. The question has been answered. For everyone who has been agonizing and asking what’s wrong with Hamels and Darvish, apparently nothing is. Nothing is exactly what the Athletics have been able to get off the top two Rangers […]

Numbers. 498 comments

  It’s a game of numbers. Every action a player commits is turned into a number. Home runs. On-base percentage. Batting average on balls hit in play. RBIs after the seventh inning. Salary numbers, arbitration numbers, qualifying offer numbers. All that off-season stuff that determines the number of wins a […]

"It never gets old" was the quote about going to the playoffs from Rangers baseball god Adrian Beltre, a man who never seems to get old himself.


It’s a race. 543 comments

The Rangers have nine games left. They are 90-63. Cleveland has ten games left. They are 89-63. Just one half game behind Texas. Boston has nine games left. They are 89-64. Just one game behind Texas. The race for the best record in the American League, and with it home […]

Holland seals his fate. 194 comments

  Derek Holland just pitched himself off the playoff roster. He certainly won’t be one of the top four starters. And if he is not a starter, he certainly has no role in the bullpen. There is no place on the playoff roster for Holland. And that’s a shame because he […]

A frustrated Derek Holland walks off the mound. In his last three starts, Holland is 0-3 with a 7.98 ERA.


Worthy. 458 comments

  He’s number one in home runs with 20. He’s number one in runs scored with 55. Number one in hits with 132. Number one in RBIs with 62. Number two in batting average at .273. Number one in on-base percentage at .324. All of those number should make Nomar Mazara […]

Do we have a fourth? 412 comments

  Don’t look now but that’s four good games in a row from Martin Perez. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for him. The Rangers are trying to figure out their playoff rotation. One and two are easy. Hamels and Darvish. Actually, three should be a lock, […]

Another game, another walk off win for the Rangers.

Colby Lewis surrendered five walks, including this one to Marcus Simien with bases loaded to tie the game at 2-2.

Khrash Davis. 434 comments

  Any time you can put yourself among names like Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson, you know you have done something remarkable. Oakland’s Khris Davis just crashed that party. He put himself smack dab in the middle of those two legendary Hall of Famers yesterday when he hit his tenth home run […]