Not great. 178 comments

  There’s no way to sugar coat the latest loss. It’s devastating. Adrian Beltre left last night’s game with a strained left hamstring. He said “it’s not feeling great.” Oh, great. Whatever sliver of light was remaining over the Rangers’ season made its final flicker if Beltre is lost for […]

Yikes. 250 comments

My mother always told me, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything. So today’s Rangers Rounding 3rd blog is:         ***** TODAY’S GAME: Andrew Triggs (1-0, 5.82) vs. Cole Hamels (1-3, 4.76) Game time: 7:05 How the Athletics hit against Hamels. How the […]

IKF. 193 comments

  The Wally Pipp story is legendary now. Pipp was the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees in the 1920s. A good home run hitter, he was strikeout prone and less than stellar in the field. In 1925 Pipp started the season slowly. The entire Yankee team, in […]

Offense needs a nudge. 215 comments

  After going ahead and being just four outs away from a win, then eventually giving up five runs in the final inning and a third to fall 7-14, the Rangers could use some good news. It might come today. Delino DeShields says he’s ready to return to the Rangers, […]

Can’t crack the rotation. 190 comments

  Bartolo Colon has made two starts for the Texas Rangers. He has gone six innings in one, seven-and-two-thirds in the other. In this day and age, that is about as complete a game as a pitcher can get. He has allowed one earned run in both games. His ERA […]

Undone by Cron again. 36 comments

  Superman had Lex Luthor. Batman had the Joker. Rachel Dolezal had Reality. The Texas Rangers have C. J. Cron. He is the Rangers arch nemesis. It doesn’t matter that he traded his Angels uniform for a Rays uniform. He struck again yesterday in the sixth inning. Here’s a guy […]

Firsts. 176 comments

  Two firsts happened last night. One, the Rangers had their highest run total of the season, at seven. And the won, because… Two, Matt Moore picked up his first win.He finally pitched a game he could post about on Facebook. In his previous three games, he didn’t make it […]

Reality check. 148 comments

  Bring back the Astros. After their best series of the year against Houston, the Rangers return flight to reality landed in Tampa Bay. The Rays had been one of the two teams in the American League worse than the Rangers. But last night Tampa Bay had a secret weapon: […]

Perfect enough. 159 comments

    Bartolo Colon retired the first twenty-one Houston Astros he faced last night. He walked Carlos Correa to lead off the eighth inning to lose the perfect game. Then Josh Reddick doubled to end the no-hitter. Then Yuli Gurriel scored Correa with a sac fly to end the shutout. […]