Texas Rangers


Center of attention.

For once it was the Rangers scoring late. It was the Rangers getting to the other team’s bullpen.  It feels great. And the credit goes to new Rangers hero Adolis Garcia, who seems to be making highlights every time he plays, which is more and more of late. His three-run […]


Home warriors.

The Rangers scored just two runs last night. On the road. Where they are supposedly so much better offensively. Even their manager thinks that.  After losing two of three at home against Baltimore, with the only win being 1-0, in a three-game series where they scored just four runs, Rangers […]


Not dead yet.

The rumors of baseball’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Yesterday, MLB issued a press release trumpeting the record-breaking popularity of baseball in 2021. “With close games, exciting stars, surprising starts and two no-hitters to begin the 2021 season, MLB.TV is registering record streaming numbers though the first three weekends of […]


We move to the tenth.

The Rangers figured out the secret to winning at home. If you can score only one run a game, just don’t give up any runs. One of the beauties of baseball is that, on the surface, a 1-0 game seems like it was dull. And, to be sure, this one […]


Dunning doing it.

One thing is coming clear. Dane Dunning can pitch. In a year of trials and tribulations and seeing who can play major league baseball and who can’t, Dunning is proving he deserves a spot of his own in the Rangers rotation. He doesn’t need piggybacking, thank you. Of course, he […]


Numbers don’t lie.

There’s an old saying that players end up performing to the back of their baseball cards. Numbers don’t lie. They might fib from time to time, but they don’t lie. A .220 hitter is a .220 hitter whether he’s hitting .350 right now or .100.  Before last night, Mike Foltynewicz […]


Feet.

After being denied of his first major league home run by less than a half an inch two different times yesterday, Adolis Garcia decided he wasn’t going to let a ruler dictate his fate. He blasted a two-run homer that was about ten feet over the same railing that robbed […]


Inches.

They call baseball a game of inches. You don’t need to tell that to Adolis Garcia. With two on in the seventh inning, he hit a ball that looked like it cleared the yellow railing in Tropicana Field for his first major league home run. But, it turns out, he […]


It’s more fun when they hit.

Here’s a simple quiz. Is baseball a) more fun or b) less fun when your favorite team hits?  Answer: A. It’s amazing how offense cures everything. Even when the Rangers lost two out of the first three, it was okay because they were hitting. The world wasn’t coming to an […]


Offense AWOL.

That’s three games out of the past four that the Rangers have been shut out. Last year’s nemesis is back. Striking out. The Rangers struck out seventeen times last night. That’s nearly six full innings of nothing. Six full innings of not even being competitive. The shame of it is, […]