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One game isn’t enough to hand Hall of Fame plaques to them. But Brock Burke and Nick Solak had eventful first days in the major leagues.  Burke would have gotten his first win had it not been for the grim reaper of Ws, Jose Leclerc, who never saw a lead […]

Tomorrow, today. Twice.

Kolby Allard last night. Joe Palumbo today. Brock Burke tonight. It is, for all intents, time to turn the lights out on 2019 and flip the switch to the Rangers future.  Allard is a twenty-two-year-old lefty. Palumbo is a twenty-four-year-old lefty. And Brock Burke is a twenty-three-year-old lefty making his […]

Class in session.

“There’s some learning that’s happening. It’s just slower to translate to the field.” “The next step is learning how to not miss that pitch.” “These are moments we have to learn from. We’re not going to play too many winning games if we continue to make those mistakes.” “We have […]

Who’s next?

Watching all the highlights surrounding last night’s induction ceremony of Josh Hamilton into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, and seeing where the team was then as opposed to where it is now, was like looking at your high school yearbook picture and wondering where did that person go? You […]

Number 32.

He wasn’t the best player in Rangers history. But he was the most important. He was the engine that powered the best and shiniest model the Rangers have ever rolled off the assembly line. In 2010 and 2011, the Rangers ascended as high as this franchise had ever climbed. And […]

Stupid baseball.

Circle last night’s game. It was the worst game of the season. On a day the Rangers offense finally came alive with thirteen hits and six runs, their pitching fell apart, their defense fell apart, and their baserunning fell apart.  It was a sloppy, embarrassing game highlighted by three runners […]

The real deal?

Cross your fingers. Kolby Allard looks like he might stick for a while.  The 22-year-old lefty wasn’t drafted or developed by the Rangers so there is real possibility here of him being the real deal. All he did yesterday was hold this rejuvenated Toronto Blue Jays offense to three runs […]

It could be worse.

Fourteen runs in eight games. Just when you think it couldn’t get worse, it can. In fact, it has. Ten years ago, to be exact. In a five-game span the week of September 13, 2009, the Rangers scored a total of one run.  They lost to Seattle 5-0 that Sunday the […]

The comeback that fell just short.

Eighteen years ago, the Cleveland Indians authored the greatest comeback in major league history.  They were down 14-2 after the fifth, and it stayed that way going into the bottom of the seventh, when they picked up three seemingly meaningless runs off Aaron Sele, who had formerly been a Texas […]

The Rangers have an ace.

Two 1-0 shutouts in a row. Mike Minor could have been in a Yankees uniform doing that. He could have been doing that for the Braves. Or the Brewers. Or any one of the handful of teams desperately looking for pitching but apparently not hard enough to make a legitimate […]