Minor domination. 316 comments


Rangers starter Mike Minor takes the mound in frigid conditions but you wouldn’t know it by what he wore or how he pitched.

 

Mike Minor earned two Ws last night. One for dominating the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up just two hits and one run in a Jeff-Banister-complete-game six innings of work. He walked two and struck out seven.

But it was how he did it that earned the other W. He beat the weather. It was brutally cold. Forty-one degrees at game time. With a wind ripping through the Ballpark that made it unfit for man or beast.

It’s the kind of cold where it’s impossible to grip a baseball. Maybe that’s why his two walks came to the first three batters in the Blue Jays lineup. But he pitched around it, getting a first-inning-ending double play. And after that, it was really too much Mike Minor for Toronto to handle.

He had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning, having retired eleven Blue Jays in a row until a one-out triple off the bat of Kevin Pillar put the tying run at third.

But the key batter in the game, the next hitter, Aledmys Diaz, he struck out. He retired the final batter of the fifth and then watched his team add on four more runs to give him a 5-0 lead.

Steve Pearce took in deep with one out in the sixth, but he closed out his night striking out the last two batters he faced.

It was Mike Minor’s first victory as a starting pitcher since 2014. And after Matt Moore’s debacle the night before, it was just the tonic this team needed.

Jon Daniels assembled a bargain barrel rotation with paper clips and duct tape. Mike Minor appears to be the one guy he got right.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

Jaime Garcia (0-0, 1.50) vs. Cole Hamels (1-1, 3,38)
Game time: 2:05

How the Blue Jays hit against Hamels.
How the Rangers hit against Garcia.

 

 

 

  • Rowdy Yates

    Sorry to miss last night’s win which sounds like an all around great win. For some reason FSSW in Austin decided the Spurs would be a better draw than the Rangers. Guess they’re getting us ready for next yr when the RR Express will be a Houston AAA team and we’ll probably be getting the Astros on FSSW instead of the Rangers.

    Rick Gardewine the Express’ #2 pitching prospect gave up 5 runs in 1/3 of an inning last night and is now the proud owner of a 135.00 ERA. He wasn’t alone as the Rangers’ best AAA pitching prospects gave the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 17 batters and 12 runs in ONE INNING last night, the most in RR history. Mimicking the MLB team in Arlington the Express are off to a scintillating 0-3 start. They’ve been outscored 36-14 in those 3 games. The good news is they can score runs. The bad news is the pitching staff gives up almost 3 runs for every run they score. What an all around great organization John Daniels has built.

    • dearmidol

      He is a guru at developing pitching, isn’t he?

      • elkaba

        Not.

    • GoRangers23

      Rowdy, if you have Dish, and maybe even cable, you can get the Fox Sports Go ap for free and I think you can watch all the games on your computer/device. I’m not sure how well it works from down where you are, but it works really well here. Have you ever tried it?

      • Rowdy Yates

        I have laptop and Samsung 6 phone. There’s an ap for the laptop?
        I have Spectrum (Time Warner) cable.

        • elkaba

          With Spectrum, you should be able to watch the games on your laptop. The Spectrum TV app has like 6 channels for Fox Sports now.

          • elkaba

            There’s a search box available in the Spectrum TV app. Just type in Texas Rangers and it will show you the right channel. (Saves searching all 999 channels.)

        • GoRangers23

          My husband says you have to have some type of tv provider/service, and you should be able to get the free ap through your Samsung phone, but not your laptop. Sorry, I didn’t realize that you can only get an ap through a mobile device. I use an iPad and iPhone, and not a computer. For some reason I thought he had the ap on his laptop. But yes, it should work with Time Warner Cable and your phone.

    • calntom

      Last year when I had Dish, they sometimes moved the game to FS1

  • calntom

    After 10 games, the Rangers are in the middle of the pack for both hitting and pitching stats and a surprising 10th for fielding. The 4.09 era is better than I expected.
    A win at home today would get them closer to a respectable overall W/L record. The Masters is going to be the preferred watch here this afternoon, unless you have a setup like Scary used.
    EDIT: I guess I should have added that the Ranger games are not a viewable option at this point for us.

  • elkaba

    Minor made a major leap yesterday. Hope we see more of him and Colon… and much less of Moore.

  • FlappingGums

    Testing

    • FlappingGums

      Yay! It worked!

      • GoRangers23

        We’re you having difficulties today?

        • FlappingGums

          Yes but all is well now!

          • GoRangers23

            Good! I hope I don’t start having problems too.

      • GoRangers23

        Flap, are you able to get this game on Dish?

        • FlappingGums

          Yes

          • GoRangers23

            What channel? I searched for it and it isn’t pulling up the game at all.

          • FlappingGums

            I’ll go look

          • FlappingGums

            Channel 451.

          • GoRangers23

            Thanks Flap!

          • FlappingGums

            You’re welcome Go!

          • GoRangers23

            I couldn’t find it because I had that channel locked. 😄. That’s what happens when you have kids. Lo

  • JacobMcCandles

    Going for the series win

    • dearmidol

      With Hamels on the mound, it should happen.

      • Rowdy Yates

        Wouldn’t that be nice!

        • JacobMcCandles

          Beach Boys

  • dearmidol

    Rangers offense has come to life somewhat these last two games. Let’s see if it can keep going.

  • dearmidol

    Okay.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Astros rotation is scary good

    • azrangerfan

      Wrong forum. LOL

      • dearmidol

        Ha.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Ranger rotation is scary bad..LO

          • dearmidol

            Now you’re in the right place.

          • azrangerfan

            Got the right forum this time and I tend to agree but I’m still holding out hope.

          • dearmidol

            4-0 one out.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Sorry

  • GoRangers23

    Rougie’s baby girl was born last night. Apparently he didn’t get any sleep.

    • dearmidol

      Gosh I hope it doesn’t affect his hitting.

      • GoRangers23

        Ha!

  • Rowdy Yates

    Gonna be switching between the ballgame and the Masters all day. My golf fantasy team’s got two guys in the top 6 and I need a win to move up.

    • JacobMcCandles

      I bet on Spieth and Justin

      • Rowdy Yates

        Not gonna happen TY. Had both on my team last yr which won the small 8 guy contest I’m in every yr and finished 16th in the larger 255 person pay to play group. Top 15 get $$ so that shows you my luck! This week I need Rahm to win… and he’s a guy I really don’t like but is definitely a great young player. And I really hate Patrick Reed so I’d take anyone to win over him.

        • JacobMcCandles

          If Rory wins he will be one of six golfers to win all the majors

          • Rowdy Yates

            He’s on my 2nd team in the big group but the team is so bad even him winning won’t help me much in the standings. It’s got Rory and Dustin Johnson and a buncha slugs to get under the salary cap with the two big guys. Team name is “DJ + Mac & Cheese” because the other 10 guys suck sooo bad.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Haha

  • dearmidol

    Yikes.

    • GoRangers23

      Apparently I am behind. I just saw the notice pop up. UGH!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Crapballs

    • azrangerfan

      Not a good start, but there is a lot of ball left to be played.

      • dearmidol

        And the offense has been cranking the last few days.

  • GoRangers23

    Come on Cole, get it together please.

  • GoRangers23

    Good catch for Choo!

    • dearmidol

      It was.

  • FlappingGums

    I’m using a new Kindle. It’s awkward.

    • GoRangers23

      You got a new one? That’s great! You’ll get the hang of it. 😄

  • dearmidol

    There we go.

  • dearmidol

    Choo is having a great start to the season.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Good to see

  • FlappingGums

    Good baseball, Choo

  • azrangerfan

    Not sure why Odor is even in the lineup after being up all night. Congrats to Odor for the new baby

    • GoRangers23

      Yep, I thought the same thing. That’s pretty dumb!

    • dearmidol

      For the same reason he was in the lineup EVERY SINGLE GAME last season. He has compromising photos of Jeff Banister.

      • JacobMcCandles

        LOLA

  • azrangerfan

    It’s a start. Now move him around

  • dearmidol

    Choo and Andrus have been on fire.

  • dearmidol

    Hold and chip.

  • FlappingGums

    Great catch Ryan!

    • FlappingGums

      I edited this one

      • GoRangers23

        😄. Did you not mean to ask a question? Ha! Those keys are sooo close together.

        • FlappingGums

          Exactly!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Going to the lake…turn it over to Nadel…hang tough Rounders

    • FlappingGums

      Enjoy!

    • GoRangers23

      Later

  • FlappingGums

    Wow! Good one, Chirinos!!

  • GoRangers23

    I don’t personally get the dilly dog…..can’t do it.

    • dearmidol

      I can’t either. I hate corndogs, though.

      My daughter tried one. She seemed to like it.

      • GoRangers23

        I like corn dogs. It’s just the pickle part I’m having trouble with. It seems like there’s a lot more pickle than dog. I could probably eat the pickle plain, just not with a hot dog inside it….shivers.

        • dearmidol

          It sounds disgusting to me.

          • GoRangers23

            Yep!

  • dearmidol

    That was a great pitch.

  • dearmidol

    The great Yankees bullpen hasn’t been so great this season.

  • dearmidol

    This might be a meltdown inning.

    • GoRangers23

      I wonder what’s going on with Cole? He hasn’t been so dependable this year.

  • GoRangers23

    WHEW!!

  • dearmidol

    Beltre is so good.

  • WhoKnowscs

    KM has Hamels number.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Isn’t it time for a Ranger specialty? A Solo home run when you need 3-5?

    • WhoKnowscs

      I’ll still take it, but need hits.

      • dearmidol

        Yet Odor bats second. Headscratcher.

        • azrangerfan

          It’s the photos you mentioned earlier.

        • possumrld

          So Banney did not want to “Stubborn Gallo” into the number 2 slot, so he “Stupided” Rooghie into it.

          • dearmidol

            His decision-making is really baffling.

          • possumrld

            I figure they want Roogei hitting # 2, no matter how bad he hits.
            So Banney thinks the Rangers winning yesterday, and Roogie getting a walk and scoring a whole run, is all the excuses he needs to keep Odor hitting # 2.

          • dearmidol

            Right. And he a high-strikeout, low-OPB guy with a high-strikeout, low OBP guy in a slot where you want the opposite. That’s just stupid.

          • possumrld

            It is enough to make me want to spit, cuss profusely, and pull my hair our!

          • GoRangers23

            I’ll spit, but I’m not going to cuss, and I need my hair. 😄

  • possumrld

    It seems to me Cole Hammels is no better than Fister, as far as results go. Sure he is probably a better pitcher than Fister. but in fact, he isn’t pitching that much better so far, when it comes to outcomes.

  • WhoKnowscs

    It’s a good thing we managed the run in the first but I wouldn’t have called for the sac bunt. Playing for 1 when you are down by 4 just doesn’t feel like it cuts it.

    • possumrld

      Earlier, Nadel and Hicks were agreeing with you on that point.

    • dearmidol

      I think it had to do with Odor batting second. He can’t get a hit, so might as well bunt.

      No, why he was batting second, that’s the question.

  • GoRangers23

    I haven’t decided if I want to laugh at that Sling commercial, or be freaked out by it.

    • dearmidol

      It’s pretty funny. Perfect casting.

  • dearmidol

    Garcia has never beaten the Rangers. Hamels has never beaten the Blue Jays.

  • FlappingGums

    What inning is this?

    • GoRangers23

      Fourth

      • FlappingGums

        Thank hou, Go!

        • GoRangers23

          You’re welcome!

  • possumrld

    Soon I am going to shine up my camera lenses, put a fresh battery in it, and go get some bluebonnet pictures, while listening to the rest of the game. The next day or two is about the last good opportunity to do that, because they are peaking now, but will be receding fairly quickly.
    I haven’t been able to get many good ones so far, because the sun has refused to shine here in central Texas for about a week now.
    Shall i post some of them here after the game? (cast your vote now)

    • dearmidol

      Yes.

    • GoRangers23

      YES!!

      • possumrld

        ha! ha! Go! So I guess one vote is all I need! I shall post some of them here later on in the evening then. Look for them sometime after 6 or 7 pm

        • FlappingGums

          Where are you going? Close to San Marcos?

        • GoRangers23

          I should go take some myself too. I have been wanting to paint some on a plate.

          • FlappingGums

            We’d go take some but we are having car ground :-

          • FlappingGums

            Ground was supposed to be troubles.

          • GoRangers23

            We knew that. 😄

          • GoRangers23

            I’m stuck in bed, so it won’t be today. I hope they will still be blooming when I am over this junk.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Bunch of good spots on I20

          • GoRangers23

            I found a huge patch of them across from the college. It is located right by a church, so it will be easy to get to.

          • JacobMcCandles

            DBU?

          • GoRangers23

            TCC. Where my boys are going.

    • GoRangers23

      That sounds like fun! Have a good time!

      • possumrld

        I love going out for a good bluebonnet shoot! And it helps that I was tipped off on a great place to get some good bluebonnet photos, not too far away.

    • FlappingGums

      Yes please!!

      • possumrld

        Done!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Yesssssss

    • Rowdy Yates

      Better hurry. Here in Austin they’re already fading.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Liberal bonnets….lol

  • JacobMcCandles

    Warmed up somewhat….Nadel in the ear, on a pontoon boat on lake Arlington. Bratwurst almost ready……grilled onions!!!

    • dearmidol

      Nice.

      • calntom

        Really nice

        • JacobMcCandles

          Nothing like water to calm you

          • GoRangers23

            That’s the truth! Are you going to do any fishing?

          • JacobMcCandles

            Water moving to fast

          • GoRangers23

            Yes, I saw below as soon as I posted this. 🙂

          • GoRangers23

            Above

      • JacobMcCandles

        Yessir

    • FlappingGums

      Sounds like a really nice day!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Can’t fish….wind has the water moving too much……

  • dearmidol

    You have to figure Tocci will eventually hit a home run.

    • dearmidol

      Ooops, I mean get a hit.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Better…lol

      • WhoKnowscs

        Or is that get hit . . . as in beaned.

    • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

      Whats up with Calhoun??

      • dearmidol

        Good question. But since he’s not a center fielder, he won’t affect Tocci.

        • WhoKnowscs

          My guess is waiting for the extra year of control.

  • dearmidol

    Odor is worthless if he doesn’t hit a home run.

    • FlappingGums

      I don’t know why he’s in the lineup after being up all night.

      • dearmidol

        His no-sleep approach resembles his plenty-of-sleep approach.

        • FlappingGums

          That’s true.

      • GoRangers23

        There’s no reason to do that to any player, in my opinion. And it’s not like we can’t play a game without him. We would undoubtedly be better without him.

      • Rowdy Yates

        I don’t know why he’s in the linuep period.

  • dearmidol

    First balk of the season.

  • dearmidol

    This is mound visit.

  • GoRangers23

    Bless his heart. I hope there’s nothing wrong with Cole. That would be very bad!

  • WhoKnowscs

    If I wanted a crowd this quiet I’d watch the masters.

    • GoRangers23

      They don’t have a lot to cheer about.

  • WhoKnowscs

    What a waste of Colon. Use a bad pitcher.

    • WhoKnowscs

      He only gave you a start that tied the best you had from anyone else . . . only he didn’t take 2 starts to do it.

      • dearmidol

        Yes, another confusing decision Daniels is making for Banister.

  • GoRangers23

    I guess that means that they are going to use him in the pen, and not as a starter? I guess it would be too much to ask for Colon to replace Moore. We might actually have a chance to win.

  • Rowdy Yates

    So what do y’all think the odds are on the Rangers winning two in a row anytime in April? I’m guessing next week vs the Rays is best bet. If not then not until the home series vs the Tigers in May.

    • dearmidol

      This team won’t do it against the upcoming Angels, that’s for sure.

  • GoRangers23

    Go Beltre!

    • dearmidol

      No, don’t go Beltre. Stay.

      • GoRangers23

        That would be, go away. 😄….and I would NEVER say that.

        • dearmidol

          Ha, I know. Just having fun with you.

          • GoRangers23

            Oh, I know. 😄

  • FlappingGums

    Good bit Adrian!

  • dearmidol

    Two more extra base hits for the all time lead among third basemen. Amazing

  • GoRangers23

    YAY Joey!

  • dearmidol

    That’s good to see.

    • JacobMcCandles

      At least Banny figured out Gallo in the 2 hole was a mistake

      • dearmidol

        I don’t think it’s Banister’s doing to be honest. I suspect he is being dictated to by Daniels.

        • JacobMcCandles

          That’s worse

          • dearmidol

            Agree.

      • GoRangers23

        But almost anyone else on the team would be better than Rougie. I remember them making the same idiotic decisions last year, at the start of the season, too. It really makes people think that they are doing it on purpose.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Choo,Elvis,Maz,AB,Gallo for me

          • dearmidol

            I think I would flip Maz and Beltre. I want Beltre batting in the first inning.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Sure…..but I like lh bays higher

  • FlappingGums

    WTG GALLO!!!!! 😀

  • GoRangers23

    That allows Beltre to get off the bases at his own pace, more or less. Less chance to hurt himself. 😄

    • FlappingGums

      Go – will you please send !e a PM from that list of PMs? I want to try something from my new Kindle.

      • GoRangers23

        Sure

  • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

    Colon….does that mean more Moore.

    • GoRangers23

      Unfortunately. I think JD hates us.

    • dearmidol

      Probably.

  • FlappingGums

    What did they say about Colon?

    • GoRangers23

      I don’t know. If they said anything, I missed it.

  • GoRangers23

    He can really move when he puts his mind to it! He’s actually a lot faster than one might think.

  • GoRangers23

    I was really, really hoping he would be a starter. That is such a bummer!

    • dearmidol

      I am sure he will be soon. He is Matt Moore insurance. I suspect they will give Moore two or three more starts.

      • GoRangers23

        I’m not looking forward to that.

        • dearmidol

          American League hitters are.

  • GoRangers23

    This guy’s putting some emotion in it. 😄

    • GoRangers23

      He was nice and quick though!

    • FlappingGums

      He was good!

  • dearmidol

    The Carlos Tocci hit watch is on. Will it be today?

    • dearmidol

      Foul balls don’t count.

      • GoRangers23

        He already walked once during this game, right?

        • dearmidol

          Yes he had.

    • GoRangers23

      Fingers crossed.

    • WhoKnowscs

      there you go.

  • dearmidol

    THERE IT IS!

  • GoRangers23

    YAAAAAAAAAY!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Get him in Choo. then get Choo to Third Odor.

  • FlappingGums

    EGG TOCCI!! WELCOME to the big league!!!

    • FlappingGums

      EGG no, WTG

  • WhoKnowscs

    Choo, that was supposed to be in, not out.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Well Odor got Choo to third.

  • dearmidol

    When the shift takes away an out.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Roogie heating up…lo

    • dearmidol

      He’s up to .206.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Small steps….ha

        • dearmidol

          At 5 ft 3, Odor is all about small steps.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Nice…..Makers Mark today

  • FlappingGums

    I’m going to put down reading here for now and watch the game a bit.

    • GoRangers23

      Ok, Flap. Laters! 😄

  • dearmidol

    Tying run coming up.

  • GoRangers23

    Hit a great one Beltre!

    • GoRangers23

      One

  • JacobMcCandles

    Calling the GRAND SALAMI…..Elvis batting 400 agst rh

    • dearmidol

      Still can get one with Gallo.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Beltre has 10 career slams

  • WhoKnowscs

    walk him.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Ball 4

    • WhoKnowscs

      Yep.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Calling Gallo slam . WTH

  • GoRangers23

    Aw…

  • dearmidol

    Gallo swings hard every time.

  • JacobMcCandles

    I miss the good Rangers

    • dearmidol

      It was more fun when they were dominating.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Sure was

    • WhoKnowscs

      I miss Wash.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Amen

        • WhoKnowscs

          At least compared to Banny. I’m sure I wouldn’t miss him if we had Francona.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Franconia is the best….but Wash built something here

      • GoRangers23

        I don’t.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Why

          • GoRangers23

            He only played his favorites. No matter what. He had his old school ways and he wasn’t about to change. Also, as soon as he was gone, we started winning games. I think there was something to that. Before he left we were losing almost every game. We were last, if I remember correctly. I know we had a lot of people who were injured that year, but you can’t dismiss the fact that one day we were losing, and the next we were winning. The players at that time were the same. Only the manager was different. I think he let a lot of things go on in the clubhouse that shouldn’t have, too.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Interesting take….couldn’t disagree more

          • GoRangers23

            He was a MUCH better manager within the games though, than Banister, I will give you that. But then again, everyone is a better in game manager than Banister. Banister is awful!

          • WhoKnowscs

            Banny isn’t a manager, he’s just an errand boy following orders.

          • GoRangers23

            Maybe. I still think he takes some of the blame though.

          • WhoKnowscs

            He does because he doesn’t have to act like an errand boy I think.

          • Rowdy Yates

            Agree absolutely and said similar several yrs ago. But the Wash supporters won’t agree.

            Always thought Wash was good about insisting on the fundamentals of the game but he was convinced no rookie and few 2nd yr guys were legit MLB players because they lacked ‘experience and maturity’ and kept them sitting when in many cases they were better than guys playing regularly.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Name 1

    • FlappingGums

      Me too!

  • WhoKnowscs

    There was our chance

  • GoRangers23

    SIGH!

  • dearmidol

    Kind of silly to let the catcher get that one.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen Beltre swing and miss on a bases loaded 3-2 pitch that sooo far outside ever.

    • dearmidol

      Yeah, that was surprising.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Think he felt RBI Responsible

    • WhoKnowscs

      Looked like he realized he got fooled and tried to spoil it.

    • GoRangers23

      Me either. I was sure we were going to get some runs in. The anticipation was huge.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Colon threw 38 straight strikes once

    • dearmidol

      Wow.

  • grumpyderfsmagic8ball

    Hey JD…Colon…No Moore

    • FlappingGums

      That gets my vote!!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Moore is JD’s desperate gamble for a bargain. He traded for someone with a cheap option year trying gamble that he could get the former Rays’ Ace despite that he hasn’t shown anythine close in 2-3 seasons.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Remind me not to take JD to Vegas for luck.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Need at least 3 runs this inning.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Uh oh, it’s Oh.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Okay I’m lowering my demands. 2 runs will do.

    • GoRangers23

      As long as we are wishing, I’m going to go on and say 4. I want 4! 😄

  • dearmidol

    This late offense is encouraging. I hope it’s more the Rangers bats and less the Blue Jays bullpen.

    • GoRangers23

      One can only hope!

  • GoRangers23

    YES!!!!

    • FlappingGums

      Great minds ….. Lol

  • FlappingGums

    YES!!

    • GoRangers23

      This is getting interesting! I love it when we at least have a chance. It is the games where we have no chance at all that are horrible to watch.

      • FlappingGums

        This is a good one!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Oh NO!!!!! They are taking out Oh!

    • GoRangers23

      Aw, that a shame.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I hear the train a comin’
    It’s rollin’ ’round third.

  • GoRangers23

    He got hit and got really happy about it. Lo

  • GoRangers23

    Please. PLEASE, ELVIS!

  • GoRangers23

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

  • GoRangers23

    I’m very glad that we have Claudio.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Would have stuck with Colon rather that make a needless change.

      • dearmidol

        Agree. He is a starter used to going multiple innings.

      • GoRangers23

        Absolutely! The reason our pitchers keep losing their ability to pitch is because they are out there every single game throwing pitch after pitch to warm up, only to throw for one inning. Then, they have to do it again the next day. It is ridiculous! He should pick some to go on one day, and some to go on the next day, and then use them only every other day unless there is a problem.

      • GoRangers23

        I just meant that as long as he was in there anyway, I appreciate the fact that he can get outs. 😄

  • WhoKnowscs

    And the train ran out of coal. Or someone flipped off the electricity. Either way it stopped about 7 feet passed third.

  • FlappingGums

    What to say other than I wish we would have won.

    • dearmidol

      Too big of a hole to overcome.

    • GoRangers23

      We could have. We had our chances. It’s pretty crazy that the bases were loaded twice, but we couldn’t get anyone in.

  • possumrld

    I just now got home, later than expected, of course! So for flappers and Go, i will post some bluebonnet I took last week, because it would take too long to go through those i took today, and get them posted.

    • GoRangers23

      Ok, thanks Poss!

  • possumrld
    • GoRangers23

      Ooh, the first one is beautiful!

    • dearmidol

      Post these tomorrow.

      • possumrld

        Thanks, Kev! I will do so gladly!

  • possumrld

    I will post a few more of these along the way.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Its ironic those that dislike Wash but can never support their opinions with actual facts……Not the best but a damn above avg Mgr

    • GoRangers23

      Jake, just because you don’t agree with what I said, doesn’t mean that what I said wasn’t correct. That is the way I saw it as I was watching every single game. It’s totally alright for me to comment that I don’t miss Wash. I get that you think he is awesome.

      • azrangerfan

        It’s okay Go. I don’t miss Wash either. I believe his message with the players had gotten stale and that they had tuned him out. It was the correct time for a change, unfortunately Banni wasn’t the right guy.

        • GoRangers23

          Exactly!

        • JacobMcCandles

          Once again opinion no facts

          • Rowdy Yates

            As always, from your mouth directly to God’s ears. 😉

          • JacobMcCandles

            Still waiting for evidence..lo

          • JacobMcCandles

            Crickets

          • azrangerfan

            And I guess you can provide the evidence that Wash was a great manager making the point of course that it wasn’t his more talented players but his great managerial abilities that made his teams so good.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Rejecting my opinion does very little to support your own. Once again, no one is providing any facts other than “we don’t like him”

      • JacobMcCandles

        You are entitled to your opinion as Rowdy, and AZ and others….it’s that no one ever seems to substantiate their opinion

        • azrangerfan

          And who wants to rehash and live in the past?

          • JacobMcCandles

            I did not initiate the conversation.

          • GoRangers23

            But you are the one who asked me why I didn’t miss Wash, and then you criticized all of us for not giving you examples of everything we commented on.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Moving on

    • azrangerfan

      In your OPINION he was a bit above a damn good manager. Don’t you then find it somewhat odd that other teams when searching for a new manager haven’t snatched him up? I do. Maybe other clubs don’t have the same views of his ability as you do.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Stros starting staff thru 10 starts has a 1.83 era

    • dearmidol

      They need to improve. That won’t cut it.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Love the Rangers home field advantage. On the road they’re 2-2. At home 2-5.