Carlos Gomez. 224 comments

  His signing was met with all the joy of a bad case of athlete’s foot. He had worn out his welcome in Houston with a season and a half of misery in which he batted .221 with nine home runs and only forty-two RBIs. That’s combined for both years. He struck out […]

An emotional Carlos Gomez said he had to choke back the tears after hitting his three-run homer in the second.

Yu Darvish's home run puts him just four behind Carlos Gomez.

Yu goes deep. 472 comments

  After nineteen seasons and 10,174 major league at-bats, Adrian Beltre reached a huge milestone last night. He collected his 2,900th hit. It was a double that drove in the go-ahead run in the Rangers 6-5 victory over the Rangers. He is now just one hundred hits away from the magical […]

Not to worry. 553 comments

  On July 1, the Texas Rangers were cruising. They beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2. They had won thirteen out of seventeen games, in spite of coming off a split of a four-game series in New York against the Yankees. They were twenty-three games over .500. Then the bottom fell […]

After missing two months to the DL, Derek Holland returned with what may have been his best start of the season, a sparkling six innings, surrendering  just one run,  striking out five and allowing just four hits, yet taking the loss in a 3-0 game.

Derek Holland is making his first start since June 20. He has failed to go more than five innings in each of his last three starts.

Finding a three. 493 comments

  Derek Holland is coming back today. This bit of news is significant in so many ways. First of all, the Rangers desperately need a third starter. After Darvish and Hamels, the rotation is as reliable as a used Yugo. According to Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News, since […]

Toughest part of the schedule. 209 comments

  After losing two of three to last-place Tampa Bay, the Rangers head to last-place Cincinnati. This is the brutal part of their schedule. The Rangers may have the best record in the American League but they are 7-19 against the three teams in last place in the American League. […]

One bad inning did in Martin Perez again. But it was a really bad inning, indeed—a five-run fourth.

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Highlights. 301 comments

Here are the complete highlights from yesterday’s game:                               ***** TODAY’S GAME: Martin Perez (8-8, 4.09) vs. Drew Smyly (5-11, 4.85) Game time: 12:10 How the Rangers hit against Smyly. How the Rays hit against Perez. […]

Elvis sort of steals home again. 493 comments

  For the second time this season, Elvis stole home. Or, more correctly, he stole a run. His aggressiveness far too often gets him thrown out in key situations and leads to aggravation and name calling—and critical outs. But sometimes it leads to things of beauty. Last year, he stole […]

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Records. 360 comments

  As the Rangers head into the last twenty-five percent of the season with the best record in the American League and five games shy of the Chicago Cubs’ best record in baseball, it’s interesting to note that the team with the best record rarely wins the World Series. Since […]

Sweep. 212 comments

  The Rangers followed the blue print for victories. Have Darvish or Hamels pitch into the eight inning. Get a lead. Limit the bullpen. The Rangers did all three to perfection last night and beat the Athletics 6-2 behind Darvish and mulit-hit games from Jonathan Lucroy, Ian Desmond, Delino DeShields […]

Clinging to a one-run lead the Rangers pulled off another double steal that sparked a three-run seventh inning.

Rougned Odor gets hit with the pitch with bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth inning to win the game 5-4.

Three-quarter mark. 395 comments

  Last night the Rangers season officially reached the three-quarter mark. There is no getting around it. Their bullpen is officially horrible. It’s not just going through a phase. It’s not just one of things. It’s not just a temporary slump. It’s not just one or two guys bringing it […]