A chance to be part of a record. 92 comments

  Red Sox ace Chris Sale is going for a record tonight. If he gets ten strikeouts, it will be a record-setting ninth game in a row with double-digit strikeouts. Right now he shares the record at eight with former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. Earlier this season, Rangers hitters […]


Rangers head to Boston. 210 comments

  Texas pulls into Boston in a battle of two teams that are underachieving, although the Red Sox are much more of a culprit than the Rangers. Most baseball experts, and even people who actually know that they are talking about, picked the Rangers to finish behind the Astros. So, […]


Darvish owns Detroit. 40 comments

  Coming into last night’s game, Yu Darvish had started against the Tigers six times. He was 6-0. No loses. Not even a no-decision. Even more impressive, but not his doing, is the fact that the Rangers averaged seven runs a game in his starts. So, it was pretty much […]


Who gets your vote? 326 comments

  Every time you log onto mlb.com, the All-Star Ballot pops up. It urges you to vote. Vote up to 35 times. Every time you log onto texasrangers.com, you are encouraged to “#Vote Rangers” who are “#ASG Worthy.” Rangers who are All-Star Game worthy? It got me to thinking—who, exactly, would […]


Ten. 191 comments

  They are winning with the long ball. Winning when they don’t hit one out. Winning with their bullpen. Winning when it looks like they are on the verge of losing. Ten in a row. That is a legitimate winning streak. To go from seven games under .500 to three […]


Home sweep home. 217 comments

  Eight games. Eight wins. The Rangers had a very good homestand. You can’t do any better than perfect. Add the win they got in San Diego the last day of the road trip, and that’s nine in a row. It’s the Rangers’ longest winning streak since 2011. You may […]


Firsts. 126 comments

    Every once in a while, you get one of those games that seems more like someone is playing a PlayStation game, and they have it on Easy mode. The Rangers scored nine runs, but really should have had a lot more, loading the bases on two different occasions […]


Back to even. 266 comments

    When asked after the game what it meant for his team to have won seven in row and clawed its way back to .500 after such a dreadful start, Rangers manager Jeff Banister acted as if he wasn’t even aware of his team’s record, and said that that […]


No longer giving it away. 229 comments

  The Rangers have won six games in a row. They are doing a lot of things they weren’t doing before that have helped them turn around from the dire direction they were headed in. Hitting with two strikes. Hitting after the fifth inning. Hitting with runners in scoring position. […]


Six in a row. 69 comments

  What a difference a week makes. Suddenly, the offense is clicking. Suddenly, the defense has been air tight. Suddenly, the bullpen hasn’t caused nausea. A.J. Griffin started the winning streak Tuesday with a complete game shutout. Six games later the Rangers are still winning. Griffin wasn’t spectacular, but he was […]