Better too late than never. 4 comments

  During yesterday’s game, after a particulary good at-bat in which Robinson Chirinos battled for a walk with bases loaded to score the Rangers first of what would eventually be six second-inning runs, the Rangers announcers were praising this team on their new patient approach at the plate. This progress […]

Six straight. 110 comments

  Great pitching. Balanced offense. Power. Speed. The Rangers stretched their winning streak to six games with one of their better games of the season. It starts with pitching, as most success stories do. Mike Minor was awesome last night against the Minnesota Twins, a team that was supposed to […]

Market talk. 61 comments

  Six weeks until the trade deadline. Often, that is a time of optimism for bottom feeding teams like the Ranger. But this has historically been fleecing time for Jon Daniels. Which means, it has been the fuel for the long slow decline of the Texas Rangers. Daniels tends to […]

Five in a row. 36 comments

  Don’t look now, but the hottest team in major league baseball is the Texas Rangers. Five wins in a row. It helps that they played the last three against Kansas City, who is a woeful 2-17 in the month of June. But that’s not to take away from last […]

Drama. 56 comments

  The Rangers broke their all-time record for consecutive wins in the 2018 season with four in last night’s 4-1 win over the Royals. But that wasn’t the story. It was that the Rangers made a sudden move to send Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A following what has been reported […]

Three in a row. 46 comments

  Elvis Andrus is back. All is right in Rangersland. For those who are Sabermetically inclined, Texas is 5-10 in games in which Elvis Andrus has played, which is a .333 winning percentage. They are 24-24 in games in which he did not play. Which is a .414 in games […]

That one was wild. 71 comments

  The Rangers started a guy with an ERA of 30.86. The Rockies bullpen is the worst in baseball. Yes, there was going to be offense. A lot of it. Early, late and often. Fortunately for the Rangers, and Rangers fans, it was often and late, as they scored twelve runs […]

A welcome relief. 110 comments

  It’s amazing how much fun this game is when it’s played right. When the starting pitcher goes seven and gives up only two runs like Mike Minor did yesterday. That’s a rarity with the Rangers, but such a welcome sight. Or, when the Rangers pull off a perfectly executed […]

Carbon copy. 71 comments

    It’s said that everyone has a doppelganger, an exact double living somewhere on this planet that looks and acts just like they do. One rarely sees his own doppelganger in person. So imagine the shock Matt Moore got last night when his exact identical pitching double appeared before […]

Mendez gets a shot. 150 comments

  The Yohander Mendez era begins today. Barren of arms in the rotation, and infertile of major-league ready pitching, the Rangers are turning to their number seven prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, for an extended look. He’s been a September call-up the last two seasons, and was up for the […]