Road kill. 117 comments   Recently updated !

  Last year, the Rangers were 3-7 in Oakland. In 2017, they were 1-8. There’s something about playing in the sewage dump that the Athletics call home that Texas can’t overcome. Actually, in the smallest of sample sizes, there’s something about playing on the road that the Rangers can’t overcome […]

No closer crisis. 127 comments

  Jose Leclerc’s struggles in the ninth continued yesterday. Should that sound alarms? Is the Rangers magical season in jeopardy? No. The funny thing about closers is they are interchangeable drill bits. When one breaks, you run to the tool box and get another. What happened when Neftali Feliz stopped […]

Payback. 277 comments

  Two mirror-opposite games. On Friday night, the Astros jumped on the Rangers early and never let up. On Saturday night, the Rangers returned the favor. It all starts with starting pitching. On paper, this was a no-brainer. And this is why baseball is impossible to handicap. Gerrit Cole has […]

Not getting it done. 201 comments

  Drew Smyly is not getting it done. Four starts, fifteen total innings. He’s not even getting twelve outs per game. The bottom three pitchers in the Rangers rotation aren’t getting it done. The Rangers surprising start has obscured the fact that this team has a starting pitching crisis. It […]

Weirdness. 58 comments

  Baseball seems like such a simple game to figure out. Until you try to figure it out. Chris Davis, ex-Ranger, walked up to the plate sixty-two times in a row without collecting a hit. That seems almost impossible. Not even a cheap check swing. Not even a bleeder up […]

The difference. 179 comments

  It’s been nearly two years since the Rangers have been three games over .500. The last time was May 19, 2017. Texas had just won its tenth game in a row. To pull itself out of a 13-20 tailspin. Of course, they then proceeded to lose twelve of the […]

Another game to remember. 185 comments

  The Rangers are honoring the final year of the Ballpark in the most appropriate way possible. They’re creating unforgettable moments almost on a nightly basis.They’re playing must-watch baseball. They’re playing well there. From dramatic comebacks to steals of home to suicide squeezes to last night’s instant classic, Mike Minor’s complete […]

Mythical. 151 comments

  I’ve seen Sasquatch riding a unicorn. I’ve seen a Leprechaun fly through a double rainbow on a golden Pegasus. I’ve seen the Loch Ness monster take a selfie with Elvis Presley. But last night I witnessed something rare. Halley’s Comet on the second moon of the month rare. Joey […]

Unlikely. 264 comments

  Two triples. A steal of home. A sacrifice squeeze. To score the go-ahead run. With two outs. A comeback from five down. A lot of things we might not see all season we saw in one wonderful, thrilling, unlikely, amazing game. If only they played every game in Arlington. […]

Nothing to see. 191 comments

  Wet, cold, nasty, dreary, washed away. No, that’s not the forecast for the Rangers 2019 season. It was just last night’s weather in Arlington and it rained out the Texas Rangers game against the Oakland Athletics. It would have been the Texas debut of second baseman Danny Santana, who […]