Yearly Archives: 2019

We have a pitcher. 323 comments   Recently updated !

  Twenty-nine and two-third consecutive scoreless innings at home. Until Seattle finally broke through for two runs in the seventh, that’s how long Mike Minor went without anyone scoring off him at the Ballpark. He now owns the Rangers record for that sort of thing. Minor is now sixth in the […]

Home sweet home. 319 comments

  The Texas Ranger are two teams. At home, they are pretty much unbeatable, a 636 team, a 103-win team. On the road, they are pretty much inept, a .318 team, a 51-win team. If they keep this pace, they will win 52 games at home and 25 games on […]

Trending. 224 comments

The Rangers have an interesting trend going this year. They lose the first game of the series and win the last one. Of the fourteen previous series Texas has played, they have lost the first game and won the last game nine times. Interestingly for a team that’s under .500, the […]

One good inning. 131 comments

Three noteworthy things happened last night. One, the Rangers had their biggest inning of the year, seven runs in the second. Two, the Rangers bullpen didn’t give it back. Three, Adrian Sampson got his first major league win in a training wheel start. Unable to get a win the conventional […]

Calhoun looks ready. 88 comments

  The third Willie Calhoun era got off to a promising start. A game-changing start. Batting second, he homered in his first 2019 plate appearance, putting the Rangers up 2-0, a lead they would never relinquish. He’s been a player who hasn’t approached the hype. Nor has he approached things […]

Miller implodes. 81 comments

  The good thing about being a Rangers fan is knowing your team has money to burn. The bad thing about being a Rangers fan is knowing your team doesn’t have a clue how to spend the money it burns. Late in 2018, after coming back from Tommy John surgery, Shelby […]

Rangers walking a lot. 254 comments

  The Rangers aren’t the only team trying this new patient approach at the plate. It seems the Rangers opponents have caught on too. While offensively Texas hitters have drawn the third-most walks in the league, 153 free ones, Texas pitching has given up the second-most walks in the American […]

Media getting restless. 53 comments

Yesterday, in the Dallas Morning News, Kevin Sherrington had an article about the rebirth of Martin Perez, perhaps the single-most frustrating Ranger of all. Perez was a total disappointment in every aspect. But Sherrington’s disappointment was aimed in a different direction. Inward, toward the Ranger’s front office. I thought it was […]

Too much Smyly. 67 comments

  It’s hard to hide Drew Smyly. Sure, the Rangers can get someone to open for him. And, sure, they can bring in some pitchers to take over for him. But eventually, Drew Smyly has to take the mound. There’s no getting around those innings, unless, of course, they just […]