Texas Rangers


A welcome debut.   Recently updated !

Players have to produce when they are given a chance. In his first chance, twenty-two-year old switch-hitting middle infielder Anderson Tejeda produced. In a big way. In his first three at-bats, he saw three pitches. He flied to left on his first pitch. He singled in a run on his […]


Reality.

There’s a reason pre-season numbers are worthless. Nobody is doing what they do in regular season situations against regular season competition.  So the outcome is nothing but a fluke. This year, the grand illusion was even bigger. Rangers relievers put up impressive numbers in the summer camp. So, it appeared […]


Predictability.

Lance Lynn dominates.  Check. The Rangers offense is invisible.  Check. The Rangers bullpen caves.  Check. The Rangers lose in frustrating fashion.  Check. Your 2020 Texas Rangers. As predictable as Texas weather in the summer. *****TODAY’S GAME: Kyle Gibson (0-1, 0.00)  vs. Sean Manaea (0-2, 7.00) _____________________________


Let Lance Pitch.

So far, it’s been one win per series. Two of those three wins are Lance Lynn starts. The Rangers need to get him as many starts as possible. And, keep him in games long enough that they don’t have to call on their bullpen. Lance Lynn’s ERA is 0.00. That’s […]


Gallo and the rest.

This Texas Rangers team goes only as far as Joey Gallo takes it. To say he is the offense is not an understatement. He is the only offensive weapon the Rangers have. Without him, each game is like entering a gun fight with a butter knife. Thankfully, he has taken […]


A forgettable debut.

Jordan Lyles made his Texas Rangers debut yesterday. Ironically, the pitcher on the mound for the Giants was Drew Smyly, last year’s version of him, another in a series of Jon Daniels Dollar General bargain bin pitchers. Lyles was trying to show that his impressive run with the Brewers at […]


Same old offense.

Maybe the five-run eighth inning of Wednesday’s game was a fluke. Maybe the offense didn’t get a wake up call.  For one pitch, it looked like all the talk that the Rangers new ballpark was a dead zone for offense might just be warranted. Turns out it’s the Rangers lineup […]


Leclerc goes down.

Five games into the season and the Rangers have as many victories as shoulder tears. Two days after Corey Kluber’s season is most likely ended because of a torn shoulder muscle, the Rangers learn that closer Jose Leclerc has suffered the same fate. It’s the same teres major muscle that […]


Finally.

First they finally got a hit. That came in the fourth. Then, it was time for them to maybe try to string together what’s called a big inning. That happened. Finally. And just when it was needed most. After Rangers manager Chris Woodward committed the cardinal sin of removing a […]


Magic number is 90.

Going into a normal regular season, you’d wonder if the Rangers could get to ninety wins. Four games into this sixty-game season, you wonder if they could get to ninety runs. After four games, two in which they have been no-hit through six innings, the Texas Rangers are on pace […]