Odor walks into history. 64 comments


With five walks, Rougned Odor didn’t get much of a chance to swing the bat. But when he did, he made it count.

 

It was a crazy night in baseball. In the year of the strikeout, offense woke up.

A night after the Nationals scored 25 runs, which was the most any team has scored since the Rangers put up 30 on the Orioles back in 2007, the Dodgers scored 21 against the Brewers, the Rangers scored 17 against the Orioles, and the Red Sox scored 15 against the Yankees.

But in all that offense, the Rangers game saw something that had never been seen before in all the history of major league baseball.

A history-making night from walks.

Rougned Odor walked five times, none of them intentional. That had never happened before.

He also capped that off with a home run.

According to baseball-reference.com, only three other players in major league history had walked five times in a game and also homered: Hank Aaron, Mark McGwire, and Edgar Martinez. But each of those three drew an intentional walk in their games. Odor earned all five walks.

Last season, he walked just 32 times in 162 games. Last night, five times in one game.

And his five last night brought his season total to 27. This from a guy who swung at every single pitch thrown to him last season. On a few occasions, he even swung at low flying birds.

What was even more fun about last nightโ€™s beatdown of Baltimore was, as Dic Humphrey on mlb.com pointed out, thirteen of the Rangers seventeen runs were driven in by players who are 25-years-old or younger.

Odor drove in three. Profar four. Gallo three. Kiner-Falefa two. Calhoun one.

And everyone in the lineup got at least one hit.

It was one of those nights.

Baseball purists may not like it. But if you went to a ballpark looking for offense, you found it last night.

*****
TODAYโ€™S GAME:

David Hess (2-5, 5.94) vs. Ariel Jurado (1-1, 4.22)
Game time: 7:05

The Orioles have never batted against Jurado.
The Rangers have never batted against Hess.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Roogie Boogie

  • elkaba

    Can’t believe I missed the game last night. :-/

    • dearmidol

      I missed it too. I’m in NYC for work and I had to watch the Red Sox-Yankees and just follow the game on MLB.com.

      • elkaba

        I got turned around yesterday reading the site. There was a picture, I swear, or something that said “no game today.” So I didn’t even look. Went back this morning and it wasn’t where you would put it, so I just whiffed it.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Very interested to see if Jurado can put two together

    • dearmidol

      Yeah, it would be nice to have a good young arm for a change.

  • JacobMcCandles

    $10 for a Luann platter, no wonder they are going under

    • dearmidol

      Who is that?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Lubys

        • dearmidol

          Oh, yeah. I knew I knew that at one time.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Where old people eat like you๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • JacobMcCandles

    Roogie has now raised his OPS to 800 what a phenomenal turnaround

    • von_todwin

      It’s pretty great, but…
      uh…
      okay I got nothin.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Entire Rounder family is invited over for Crow buffet…Jake serving…let me know what you sauce de jour is. Plenty to go around, enough for double helpings.

    • dearmidol

      Are you serving crow or oriole?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Orioles for dessert

    • elkaba

      For what?

      • elkaba

        Odor? You can’t be blamed for that. Rougie led you astray.

        • JacobMcCandles

          I was the only Rounder that trumpeted Odor….Missy

          • elkaba

            LOL, who remembers this stuff?

  • TD30
  • JacobMcCandles

    Nice Lone Star DH Jurado for TX and Astros Jr doing the rematch with Dodgers

  • dearmidol

    Think Iโ€™m going to go to the Mets-Braves game tomorrow.

    And Iโ€™ll still be in NYC next weekend when the Rangers are here.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Best part of yesterday’s game for me was watching Roughie working the pitchers for the walks. Not biting on the sucker pitches he swung at all of 2017 and 1st half of 2018. Then eventually getting the perfect pitch for him to hit out and he crushed it. This 2018 version of Roughie looks similar to 2016 Roughie only with better discipline + improved defense.

    • elkaba

      Still can’t believe I missed that.

  • dearmidol

    So tonight Whataburger challenge at the Ballpark features my daughter whose 24th birthday is today.

    • elkaba

      Cool!

    • GoRangers23

      Thatโ€™s where you throw the fries into the bucket, right?

      Has it happened yet? If not, we feel like we need to see it via cell phone video. ๐Ÿ˜„

      Tell her good luck and happy birthday!

  • Consternationreigns

    Vladimir Guerrero bobblehead day tomorrow.If only there was a way for me to get one….:Please and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • elkaba

      Ebay. Next day. Cheaper than a ticket and parking.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Wow … even Tocci showing power.

    • GoRangers23

      I missed it, what did he do?

      • GoRangers23

        Never mind. I was behind and didnโ€™t know it. I saw it. ๐Ÿ˜„

  • WhoKnowscs

    Domo Arigato Mr. Jurado.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Gallo gives breathing room.

  • Rowdy Yates

    HBP, 2 HRs, 1 hit over 5 minutes and Grief still hasn’t finished his Ted Williams story which coulda been told in 1 minute max.

    • JacobMcCandles

      And Dimaggio was a prick

  • WhoKnowscs

    This is about to get ugly pretty.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Coming over for Crow buffet Odor style…lol

  • JacobMcCandles

    Do we have a pitcher? Gallo freaks me out HR/Rbi machine but can’t freakin hit

  • Rowdy Yates

    Raymond, definition of ‘unique’: “existing as the only one or the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics”. So unless the ballplayer you’re talking about is the only person in history to major in Bio-molecular physics it wasn’t ‘unique’.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Per our Normandy conversation….sounds corny but it is what it is….when I was there, you could almost hear the sounds of the battle. The cemetary and the look out over the cliffs was tremendous…..moving

      • Rowdy Yates

        Yes, I responded some to your query last night.

        It was one of the best tours I ever did and even better having my career military buddy with me and a lady whose dad was the commander who was killed when his C-47 crashed on DDay and Dick Winters replaced him as CO of the unit.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Yankees Lose. If they keep it up Atheltics, Mariners, and Astros could make the post season.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Rotation is very suspect especially without Severino

      • WhoKnowscs

        Don’t have Judge either.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Roogie is dialed in

  • JacobMcCandles

    Good gosh WHO IS THIS GUY…better than Jake predicted

    • JacobMcCandles

      Not only offense, but defense, base running…..YOWZA

    • WhoKnowscs

      Someone packing a year and a half of production into the 2nd half of a season.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Pooper

  • Rowdy Yates

    Wow!!!!! Roogie on MVP pace this past month.

    • Keith

      Certainly hasn’t been much to cheer about this year in this organization, but Rougie’s turnaround is unbelievable. Maybe he truly is committed to becoming a complete baseball player like he said

      • dearmidol

        Itโ€™s remarkable.

        • elkaba

          Never seen anything like it. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde playing baseball.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers may only be 16.5 out of the wild card after the game.

  • WhoKnowscs

    How about another homer!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Dave has to say that because he can’t get his average up.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Surfing to Stros WS rematch…can feel Banny pulling Jurado

  • von_todwin

    Chris Davis’s OPS is still 100 points higher than Tocci’s.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Nearly 30 runs scored in 2 games an can barely get much discussion.

    • elkaba

      It’s pretty much all been said. Gets redundant. A couple of wins just underscores the might-have-beens with this club. This season was over before it started. Sad.

    • GoRangers23

      I have too many things going on right now, but Iโ€™m trying to watch the games as I get ready for my parents 50th anniversary. Itโ€™s actually today, but we couldnโ€™t all get together until next Saturday. After that, I will have time to watch all the games.

  • GoRangers23

    Winning sure beats losing. ๐Ÿ˜„