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Drew Smyly has been so bad, he hasn’t been able to pitch  enough innings to qualify for the worst ERA in baseball.

 

You can look at last night’s game two ways.

One, this was almost the most amazing comeback ever.

Two, Drew Smyly should never get another major league start.

They are connected.

The worst team in baseball this year and last year, and next year and probably the next five years, came into the Ballpark and suddenly turned into the 1927 Yankees. Thanks to Drew Smyly.

He gave up four runs in the first. But he wasn’t finished. By the time he left in the fourth inning, he had given up seven runs.

Smyly has started ten games this season. He’s made it past the fourth inning only three times. He is the opposite of an innings eater. Before every bullpen pitcher in baseball goes to sleep, he says a prayer for Drew Smyly. He is single handedly making bullpenning a thing.

Smyly has given up seven earned runs two games in a row. The Rangers won that last one. They couldn’t win this one. They tried. More accurately, the Orioles tried to give it away.

Two ninth-inning errors allowed six runs to score. The Rangers needed seven. All seven runs Drew Smyly gave up.

In the end, it was an exciting loss.

The Rangers are running out of places to hide Jon Daniels’s off-season mistakes. Edibson Volquez is languishing on the Injured List. Shelby Miller has been banished to the bullpen and only touches the ball in hopeless situations. Drew Smyly is creating hopeless situations as a starter. Is there room for him and Miller in the bullpen?

The Rangers almost pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in history. Error. Walk Walk. Double to score two. Single to score one. Double to score two more. Groundout. Single to score one. Strikeout. Error. Strikeout.

In the end, the Rangers fell one run short.

It’s hard to undo Drew.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

John Means (5-4, 2.80) vs. Mike Minor (5-4, 2.74)
Game time: 7:05

  • GoRangers23
    • GoRangers23

      Now that I am really looking at it, I don’t think that group shot is from this year. Lol. Why did someone post an old photo? I saw the one guy with longer hair and assumed it was this years pic. I need to go back to bed! I was rudely awakened this morning due to a son’s “emergency”. 😄

  • GoRangers23
  • elkaba

    We will never win many ballgames if Woody has to keep going with under-performing pitchers and players just because JD overpays them. The Rangers are not good at drafting pitching. Not good at developing pitching. And JD is obviously not good enough at buying pitching. That tends to make the Rangers not very good. Period.

    Although credit where due, JD did provide 2 decent pitchers this season, a rotation is 5 pitchers, not 2. And even though Woodward and Rangel have done an amazing job this season overcoming and managing around JD’s off season failed gambles, doing magic with half a rotation and all the hitting in the world can’t overcome the necessity of putting the likes of Smiley on the mound once a week.

    JD’s risky reclamation signings have gone from bad to worse, from one overpriced dud a year to half-the-staff-doesn’t-belong- at-this-level. Smiley was once a decent pitcher. Now he’s a grotesquely overpaid disaster. If he’s going to get back to his former competence he should have been signed so he could work things out in Nashville, if need be, not Arlington.

    • isittime

      He needs to be DFA’ed. If some unfornutate team decides to claim him, then oh well. He can work out his woes on there staff. If not send him to Nashville when he clears to work out his troubles. If he doesn’t want to do that than he pound rocks.

      • elkaba

        Amen to that.

    • Mr.C

      I’m assuming by 2 pitchers you are referring to Minor/Lynn.

      What’s wrong with Sampson/Jurado?
      Why don’t you like them in the rotation?

      I agree Smyly should go bye-bye. Not even a bullpen candidate. Bring Feigl from NAS!

      • elkaba

        LOL, I’m half just venting, but I did give him credit for half a rotation, so I guess they count as half a starter in my book. 🙂

        • Mr.C

          Changing subject …. what a game last night!

          • elkaba

            OK. I guess I’m odd man out here- I hate games like last night. I love to win. And I LOVE small ball, love to see them hitting up and down the line. But let’s be honest- we lost that game solely due to our own incompetent pitching. And we almost won it due to their errors and incompetent bullpen. I’d much prefer seeing a really good team beat another good team over a battle of attrition between two poor teams.

          • Mr.C

            I don’t know if you remember my post yesterday after seeing the lineup.

            I was not expecting the Rangers to win with Smyly starting, DD in the lineup and no Forsyhe/Santana.

            However; I certainly wasn’t expecting that comeback effort in the 9th inning.

          • JacobMcCandles

            I remember your post from a couple of days ago about TX easily sweeping Baltimore!!! LOL

          • Mr.C

            Like Kevin said: “ALMOST”

            I think Woody had a weak lineup last night with Smyly at the start.
            However; the “weak” lineup produced 11 runs.

            So go ahead … rub it on my face. I’ll take it !!!!

          • JacobMcCandles

            Thats BB….just need to win tonight and the series

          • elkaba

            It’s not your fault (and probably not Woody’s either.)

          • elkaba

            Thrilling, nerve wracking, nail biting… yes, that ninth inning was really something. Should not have been necessary though, and that was not a lineup built to sweep the floor, let alone Baltimore.

  • isittime

    Drew Smyly’s ERA is now just a touch south of 8.00. His whip is 1.85. Not only does he give up the long ball regulary, he walks people. Not a good combo.

    • RR3

      He has gotten lucky because the Rangers have scored a lot of runs to bail him out. But you can’t keep expecting your team to do that for you.

  • FatEddy Period, That’s it

    Pete from Accounting made an appearance for Nashville last night. Had one inning of work https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images

  • Tony Howell

    IMO if the Rangers serious want to contend for the WC spot they will have to add a quality starter and two good arms to the pen. What would it take to get Stroman and Giles from the Jays ? Duffy out of KC could be an option. Bumgarner is going to be dealt but only a half a yr rental.

    • Mr.C

      “What would it take to get Stroman and Giles from the Jays ”
      IMO: It would take Jurado, LeClerk and 3 minor league prospects.

      Duffy?
      Jurado, Guzman, and 1 minor league prospect.

      Bumgarner
      Not going to happen. Free agent in the winter is a better acquisition decision.

      • elkaba

        Agree. Time to take a step forward but without taking two steps back. (Acquisition without subtraction. 🙂

    • FatEddy Period, That’s it

      I don’t think they are interested in seriously contending for a WC spot. If it happens fine, if not, that’s fine to. For better or worse they are going to stick with their plan.

      • JacobMcCandles

        I think they can do both

        • FatEddy Period, That’s it

          What you an I think doesn’t count for a hill of beans. It’s what they think. We can think all we want and accomplish nothing but blow a bunch of not even hot air.

          • JacobMcCandles

            I stated my opinion….could give a rats arse what they think. Enjoy your beans. I will enjoy my bone in ribeye.

    • WhoKnowscs

      No trades! Just work with what we have. But ditch Smyly. And give someone from Nashville a chance. And stop recycling the same arms. Or don’t maybe they’ll work but there’s got to be a reason the same arms keep going back and forth.

      • WhoKnowscs

        or free agent.

      • WhoKnowscs

        If they insist on a trade then trade bad for bad only.

      • Mr.C

        Agree

  • JacobMcCandles

    Mixed emotions on the game…..I bailed early, and missed the comeback but it was a loss so I don’t know if it was good or bad to watch. Just wondering if we don’t sign Volquez,Smyly,Miller..could have Keuchel and a BP arm….

    • Mr.C

      Have you wonder why hasn’t Keuchel been signed yet?
      Draft is over.

      Someone is going to steal him for a 3 yr/$45M-$50M deal.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Scott Borass overplayed his hand

      • FatEddy Period, That’s it

        Just my guess, but think it’s a combination of him probably wanting a multi-year deal and his stats showing reason to be worrying about a decline in performance.

  • Mr.C

    Pitching duel tonight. Hope Woody gets his best lineup against the Orioles rookie sensation.

    My recommendation:
    1. Choo (DH)
    2. Santana (CF)
    3. Andrus (SS)
    4. Mazara (RF)
    5. Pence (LF)
    6. Forsythe (1B)
    7. Cabrera (3B)
    8. Mathis (C)
    9. Odor (2B)

    Go Rangers
    clap clap clap clap clap

    • elkaba

      I hope this is it!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Close

  • FatEddy Period, That’s it

    The Ranger’s have some SERIOUS bp arms in the minors and seem content to take their time with them. That said, I think we’ll see Pete from Accounting in Arlington before the AS break. He started the year in High A and is now in AAA. Has not seemed to have been challenged at any level yet.

    • elkaba

      Bring him on.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Starting lineup
    Choo,Santana,Elvis,Pence,Maz,Forsythe,Cabrera,Odor,Mathis

    • WhoKnowscs

      Odor isn’t in the lineup. From LSB

      Choo — DH
      DeShields — CF
      Elvis — SS
      Pence — LF
      Mazara — RF
      Forsythe — 2B
      Cabrera — 3B
      Guzman — 1B
      Mathis — C

    • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

      If IKF was catching would be are best lineup.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Agreed

  • isittime

    I do not know enough about the starters in Nashville or Frisco to hazard a guess who could replace Smyly. But I’ll echo Rowdy’s sentiments that I’d rather watch a youngster give it a shot than keep watching the batting practice Smyly is giving up.

    • FatEddy Period, That’s it

      I’m predicting Joe Palumbo for at least the double header on Saturday. Would more than likely get sent back down right after the start. There are a couple others, but Joe seems to be the most likely. Just based on stats and the order of the rotations. Whether they are going to replace Smyly or not …. that’s up to them …. probably a semi-junk arm out of Nashville rather than a serious prospect.

    • JacobMcCandles

      No one does🙃😎but I agree anyone is better than status quo

  • TD30
    • elkaba

      Odor sits! Yay! We have a chance!

  • Mr.C

    Elvis is FANTASTIC

  • TD30

    I’m so glad the rangers didn’t give up on Elvis when so many fans wanted to.

    • TD30

      **disclaimer** I was included as one of those fans at times.

      • Rowdy Yates

        Me too. And I give a lot of the credit for the turnaround to Adrian Beltre.

      • RR3

        It took the Tony Beasley telling him he wasn’t a good player to slap him in the face.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Spot on TD…and we can insert many players where Elvis was….

  • RR3

    Craig Kimbel is now a Cub, if anyone cares.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Epstein was once a great GM…but Heyward,Darvish were major blunders…..Kimbrel TBD

      • RR3

        That’s the curse of having too much money.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Same thing hapenned to Friedman….genius with TBay….went to LAD with a sackload of money and has sunk

  • Rowdy Yates

    OK Dirk. I like you but it’s baseball time.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Dirk on the MT Rushmore of Dallas athletes

    • RR3

      Such a likable guy.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Very humble

  • JacobMcCandles

    Mathis thinks he is Bench or Pudge….throwing to 2B on his knees…LO

    • RR3

      I remember one week where Pudge hit .141.

      • JacobMcCandles

        HA!

  • WhoKnowscs

    That’s what I wanted DD to do last night in the ninth.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Last week or so Pence has been a sucker for off the plate outside pitches.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Good call

    • elkaba

      Yep. I noticed that last night.

  • RR3

    Okay, let’s stop this.

  • RR3

    Minor has pitched into the most double plays in baseball this year. One more, please.

    • RR3

      Thank you.

  • elkaba

    I’ve been meaning to ask the RR3 brain trust something. I was reading an article about the Rangers plans this season, and they were laying out the option to trade Minor at the deadline. It said he’d be a desirable fit as a Number 4 or 5 starter for a contender. That really surprised me. I thought he was our Ace. Are we really that bad off that our #1 would be another team’s #4 or 5? Thoughts?

    • JacobMcCandles

      All I know is we have to start building for the future and Minor is a keeper. If we would trade him…for what “prospects” no way

      • elkaba

        Yep. It makes no sense to trade him IMO.

      • isittime

        I’m with you there. We have minor through next season. This team is competitive and not too far away from being really good. We need guys like minor and Lynn to build around.

    • isittime

      He leads all pitchers in war with a 3.7 and 8th in era. I don’t think that’s 4 or 5.

      • elkaba

        That’s what I thought!

    • RR3

      I can’t see a team where he would be a four or five. He’s pretty darn good. I’d say two or three on many teams.

  • isittime

    What I like about minor is he’s a battler. Doesn’t seem to have his best command tonight, but still keeping us in the game.

  • RR3

    Thank you baseball god for the Orioles sucking so bad.

    • isittime

      Now we just need to put a few runs on the board. This is too close for comfort.

  • isittime

    Yessss! Whew

  • GoRangers23

    I was getting in the car and Nadel was talking about someone who had a head contusion. Is it an Oriole or a Ranger?

    • isittime

      Oriole’s catcher

      • isittime

        The one that was a big contributor in last nights loss. 3 dingers

      • GoRangers23

        Ok, thank you! Whew! I was worried it was one of ours.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Thanks for walking our catcher!

    • RR3

      Yes. I wasn’t sure he knew where first was, though.

      • isittime

        Lol. The Mendoza line is .200 are we going to reset that to the Mathis line at .150?

        • RR3

          That’s a darn good question.

          • Rowdy Yates

            … and when’s the last time he threw out a runner stealing? And IKF’s just about as bad with the arm.

        • WhoKnowscs

          Mendoza is .215

          • isittime

            That makes Mathis’s .140 ave even more pitiful

  • isittime

    Well DD didn’t get on but at least he was productive in making there stud work. We need to get that oriole bullpen.

  • elkaba

    Another question for the group… I noticed we have quite a spread in the AL West in the number of games played so far this season. Mariners have played 64 already. They have the most. And we have the least, 58, 6 games played behind them. The rest of the teams are scattered in between. Is this something new this year? Or has there always been this wide of a spread in games played before?

    • RR3

      Mariners started the season with a couple games in Japan like a week before the season started for everyone else. Then you have a rainout.

      There are always differences but this seems like more than usual.

      • elkaba

        Yeah, I know they started earlier than the rest of us, but it does seem like a wider spread than usual. We may make some of that up in these next couple of weeks when we play virtually every day.

        • RR3

          We’ve had a lot of off days too.

          • elkaba

            Yeah, I think all the teams are taking lots of days off.

        • isittime

          Didn’t they have a day off or 2 in the very 1st week?

  • RR3

    Five out of six innings where the Orioles first batter has reached base.

  • isittime

    We’re getting the Baltimore chop this inning

  • Rowdy Yates

    As well as Minor has pitched this yr he should be more like 7-2 than 5-4 but doesn’t seem to me to get a lot of run support. Would be nice the Rangers would step up and score some the next couple innings.

    • RR3

      Yeah, I can remember only one really bad game, and that was opening day.

  • RR3

    Minor needs to file a grievance with the players union. He was forced to throw 117 pitches. That’s inhumane.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Maybe he should file it with his offense for only scoring 1 run to put pressure on him.

  • Rowdy Yates

    OK Braymond, I agree with you but just shut up about the catch OK?

  • elkaba

    I’m sorry the guy’s hurt, but I’d really appreciate it if our own sportscasters weren’t pulling for them to get the call on that catch.

  • elkaba

    There went Hunter wiffing at the outside pitch again.

  • Rowdy Yates

    And Pence K’s again on the far outside pitch. That’s multiple Ks on those same outside pitches for him the last several games. Don’t know why he’s swinging at those all of a sudden.

  • RR3

    A nail biter.

    • elkaba

      Same as last night… but different.

  • elkaba

    Chavez shook off MAthis 5 times. And struck him out.

  • Vlad2019

    Go Rangers!!! 🙂

  • RR3

    Keep rolling right along.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Maybe Mathis can get another walk! …. Naw his usual popup … or K … or ground out.

    • RR3

      Has to keep up that .141.

  • isittime

    It’d be nice to get a couple of insurance runs here

  • RR3

    Okay, let’s shut this thing down, Kelley.

  • RR3

    Davis looks much thinner than I remember.

    • elkaba

      Roid-less?

      • RR3

        Maybe so.

        • elkaba

          He doesn’t have that thickened neck anymore.

          • RR3

            He always had a fat baby face. Not anymore.

  • elkaba

    Scratch another closer.

  • RR3

    Oh no. Come on.

  • RR3

    That guy is worse than Odor.

    • elkaba

      .172 average… go figure.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Of course

  • GoRangers23

    Aw, come on!

  • GoRangers23

    I could have done that. 😐. Scratch that, I could have done better than that.

  • elkaba

    Get out of your head, Kelly.

  • elkaba

    Can we do what we couldn’t do last night?

    • RR3

      Just need one tonight.

      • elkaba

        Just needed one more last night.

        • Rowdy Yates

          Amazing to lose that game striking out on a wild pitch that Elvis couldn’t have hit with a big head tennis racket.

          • elkaba

            We are nothing if not the team most likely to beat ourselves. To be honest, we have been ever since 2011.

          • GoRangers23

            Nadel said that if Elvis hadn’t slipped, he would have made it to first in time. I didn’t even notice that he slipped.

          • Rowdy Yates

            Yes he did slip coming out of the box. But why’s he even swinging at pitch that bounced at least 5 ft in front of the plate that woulda been ball 4? Elk’s right. they just find ways to lose when they’re on the brink of victory; season after season,

          • elkaba

            I think we have a curse on us. When we’re supposed to win, we find ever more creative ways to lose. But lose we do.

          • RR3

            These guys have no business losing two games to the Orioles.

          • elkaba

            Thus they are MORE likely to lose. We’ve been at this for years now. Play a team that should wipe us off the field and we have a fighting chance. Switch it up, play a team we should beat like a drum, and the odds are against us. WHY???

          • GoRangers23

            I think it is the mindset that they go into the games with.

          • elkaba

            I think it’s a mindset that creeps up on them the closer they get to a win in a close game. 2011 just creeps back in somehow. My biggest fear is it may take another generation or more to get past it.

          • GoRangers23

            Well, they came seriously close to winning the game last night, so they truly didn’t give up until the last pitch was made. I think they do pretty well with hanging in there and not giving up. It just seems worse than it actually is because we expected them to win these games.

          • elkaba

            We were rolling. But 99 out of 100 times, Elvis doesn’t swing at that ball 4. It wasn’t even close to being in the same zip code as the strike zone. He gets a hit or a walk and we are tied. That was self-defeating or snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, our 2011 legacy in action.

          • GoRangers23

            I wish I had seen it. I tried to catch the replay, but I missed it too, all but him running to the base. He is probably still kicking himself.

          • GoRangers23

            I’m still blaming it on Kevin. 😁

          • elkaba

            Yeah, that “one strike away” comment sealed our fate I fear.

          • RR3

            Sorry.

          • GoRangers23

            Lol

          • elkaba

            LOL, just messing with you. I don’t really believe in curses. But I do believe in psychological blocks, getting in your own head and BELIEVING you may be cursed to lose when you should win!

          • Rowdy Yates

            We may have to cut his salary.

          • RR3

            Please don’t.

          • GoRangers23

            That’ll teach him!

          • GoRangers23

            I was trying to get pics off of Facebook and was just listening to the game, so I missed the entire thing. It was definitely a weird ending.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Minor’s gotta gotta be sick and tired of no run support from one of the better hitting teams in MLB.

  • isittime

    Yes bleier!!!!

  • isittime

    Walk it off right here maz

  • RR3

    This reminds me of the first MLB game I took my wife to. We drove from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. The Reds scored a run in the first. The Pirates scored a run in the ninth. The game ended 2-1 in the 18th.

    • GoRangers23

      Oh no!

      • RR3

        It was heaven.

        For me.

        • GoRangers23

          Ha!

  • RR3

    Dave just called him Mike Pence.

    • elkaba

      Again.

      • RR3

        Has he done that before?

        • elkaba

          Yes! Several times.

      • Rowdy Yates

        He’s not ‘Braymond’ for no reason.

  • isittime

    Making a call here cabby

  • RR3

    The Rangers have used their reliable relievers. Now it’s a wing and a prayer. Luckily the Orioles are so bad.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I’m really tired of hearing Braymond make excuses for why Kelly made a bad pitch.

  • elkaba

    LOL, that was a ball by a mile. Ump must really want to get home.

  • RR3

    This umpire has a very interesting interpretation of the strike zone.

    • Rowdy Yates

      But, but …. he’s been ‘consistent’ with his inconsistent strike zone all night … so according to baseball tradition, that’s OK

  • WhoKnowscs

    This is what happens when no one on your team is a reliable power threat.

  • WhoKnowscs

    We have become like the Angels without Trout because Gallo is out.

  • elkaba

    OK, so now you guys can lay off Mathis for a while.

    • RR3

      He looks up to Odor.

      • elkaba

        Ouch!

  • RR3

    Mathis is an offensive machine.

    • Rowdy Yates

      He is offensive. Does that 1 for 5 tonight get him up to .150?

      • RR3

        He’s at .149 now.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Mathis is faster than Rouggie.

  • RR3

    Choo is going to homer here.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I think AAA did DD good.

  • Mr.C

    Elvis is FANTASTIC

  • Rowdy Yates

    I think DD’s got 3 hits tonight. Woohoo!

  • RR3

    Here we go, Elvis. End this thing.

  • isittime

    Redemption time Elvis

  • RR3

    Arg.

  • isittime

    Damn it Elvis

  • elkaba

    Time to shift the momentum back to the Rangers.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Rowdy’s burnt out on the Rangers incompetence vs the worst team in MLB. Heading to the bunk house.

    • GoRangers23

      Good night Rowdy!

  • elkaba

    Kevin, look at Davis’s neck and shoulders. It’s not just the baby face that’s missing.

    • RR3

      I was just noticing that. Very strange.

      • elkaba

        If you look at photos from the Roids era, those guys all have similar attributes in the neck and shoulder area. Huge, thick necks and sloping shoulders. Davis had those for years. Yes, those years. Now, they’re gone. His arms and legs are still bulked, but the neck and shoulders look normal.

        • RR3

          That’s amazing. And now he can’t hit.

  • RR3

    That’s a hard pitch to hit. Fastball right down the middle.

  • RR3

    This ump sucks.

  • GoRangers23

    Guess who’s fault it’s going to be if this game goes until the 18 inning?

    😅

    • RR3

      Shawn Kelley’s.

      • GoRangers23

        😁

      • WhoKnowscs

        That is the true answer.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Joey Gallo’s =)

  • WhoKnowscs

    This is what happens when you constantly use your closer in non saves.

    • RR3

      It was a save situation.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Tonight yes, but not when he uses him when its a 4 run lead.

  • GoRangers23

    WOW! What a catch!

  • elkaba

    Wow. Cabbie!

  • GoRangers23

    Alright Cabrera! You’re up. Make it count!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Guzman will homer.

    • WhoKnowscs

      If he’s not walked that is.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Odor is going all in . . . Raymond doesn’t know how he sounds

    • RR3

      Yeah, that made me laugh.

      • RR3

        But, I will predict a home run.

        • WhoKnowscs

          That tends to happen when you swing for the fence with every swing and can only hit the mistakes.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Just watch him homer and tell all the doubters off(or walk).

  • RR3

    Rangers are serious now.

  • WhoKnowscs

    A double Choo will be fine.

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Choo!

  • GoRangers23

    Are they playing catch?

  • RR3

    Is that a foul?

    • RR3

      No.

  • GoRangers23

    GOOD STINKIN GRIEF!

    • RR3

      That hurts.

      • GoRangers23

        In more ways than one, if he’s really hurt.

  • WhoKnowscs

    When does Calhoun get back?

  • GoRangers23

    Please don’t be broken! PLEASE DONT BE BROKEN!!!

  • elkaba

    It’s going to come down to Elvis again.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Get Elvis a chance

  • WhoKnowscs

    a walk will do but a hit is prefered

  • RR3

    Yes.

  • elkaba

    Whew!

  • WhoKnowscs

    DD! DD! DD!

  • GoRangers23

    Thank you Delino!

  • JacobMcCandles

    DD is fantastic

  • GoRangers23

    I hope TD didn’t miss it!

  • Rowdy Yates

    Couldn’t turn it off. Nice clutch hit DD.

    • GoRangers23

      Ha!

    • elkaba

      😂

  • WhoKnowscs

    And Houston is losing 9-1

    • WhoKnowscs

      now 13-1

      • GoRangers23

        Wow! That’s great for us!

        • WhoKnowscs

          Too bad we’ll still be 9 games back.

          • GoRangers23

            You just never know, they may take a turn for the worse. It could happen. It is baseball. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    That’s good for Delino! I’m glad he got the hit!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Good game Rounders

  • WhoKnowscs

    I can’t see Odor being interviewed like this.

  • Mr.C

    I think we lost Choo

    • GoRangers23

      😩🥺😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • GoRangers23

    The Mavs Maniacs…..😳.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Figures. Mike Leake who is accustomed to getting lit up some games is the one pitching in the ninth having only given up 1 run vs the Astros.

  • GoRangers23

    If you can watch this without getting at least a little misty eyed, you probably have a heart of
    stone. 😄. This should be a video of Adrian Beltre’s time here, as told by Emily Jones.

    https://twitter.com/emilyjonesmccoy/status/1136405307452772353?s=21

    • GoRangers23

      Ugh! I posted this to the wrong day!

  • GoRangers23
    • GoRangers23

      I’m sorry, that should be 50 REGULAR games at Globe Life Park. I remain optimistic about our chances. 😄

  • GoRangers23

    Hunter and Lexi on Intentional Talk’s Newly Weird game.

    https://twitter.com/intentionaltalk/status/1134847320376238080?s=21