Rangers 5, Best Team In The National League 2. 239 comments


Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy goes deep with a two-run homer, driving in three total for the game with three hits, and driving up his trade value.

 

Looking back on this glorious season, the Rangers’ improbably run to a World Series championship started with a 5-2 Friday night win in early June with an unlikely victory over the best team in the National League at the time, the Washington Nationals.

Andrew Cashner started his string of sixteen straight wins that vaulted him to the Cy Young Award, barely beating out teammate and Cy Young-runner-up Martin Perez. But that June 9 night was most notable for being the game in which AL MVP Rougned Odor started his torrential offensive onslaught, putting the team on his shoulders, and carrying them to the promised land by hitting the ninth of what would end up being 47 home runs.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister was criticized throughout the latter half of the season for using Keone Kela, Alex Claudio and Matt Bush in every single inning of relief, as they became the first trio of relievers in baseball history to log more than four hundred innings each, but he was vindicated with his second Manager of the Year award.

Looking back, going into that seminal game in June against the Nationals, few gave the Rangers any chance of turning around a season that had been, up to that point, an unmitigated disaster. Only a small group of devoted fans on an obscure website called RangersRounding3rd.com believed the Rangers could do it, and they were rewarded for their loyalty with the first World Series championship in Texas Rangers history, a sweep over the San Diego Padres.

In baseball, all it takes is one game to turn things around. And that game, for this team, was the 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in DC on Friday evening, the Ninth of June, 2017.

The rest, as they say, is history.

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TODAY’S GAME:

Martin Perez (2-6, 4.64) vs. Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 3.03)
Game time: 11:05

How the Rangers hit against Gonzalez.
How the Nationals hit against Perez.

 

  • dearmidol

    Don’t forget, the Rangers play a morning game, starting at 11:05.

    • SABERMETRICS MASTER

      I’ll be heading to Washington shortly to spend the day with my wife and son. Should I wear the Elvis or the Gallo jersey?

      • dearmidol

        Wear them both. One on top of the other.

        • SABERMETRICS MASTER

          Can I borrow your “SWEEP” sign?

        • FlappingGums

          Great minds …. I thought the exact same thing!!! 😂

      • JacobMcCandles

        Perez

  • SABERMETRICS MASTER
    • FlappingGums

      Have a great time!! 🙂

    • TD30

      Which jersey did you decide on?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Looks like Gallo

  • TD30
    • FlappingGums

      Thank you, TD! I’m surprised to see Beltre already back in the lineup! 🙂

      • TD30

        And at 3B. I figured they would DH him if he was back at all.

        • dearmidol

          Can’t do that at an NL park. And I assume they don’t want to wait until Houston. I bet he plays today and sits tomorrow.

          • TD30

            Yeah I wasn’t thinking about no DH. National League games throw me off!

  • dearmidol

    You went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, Lucroy. Go ahead and sit today.

    • azrangerfan

      Yep why not DH or 1st base? Makes no sense to me.

      • JacobMcCandles

        No DH, Nat lge game

      • dearmidol

        Like Jake said, he can’t DH, but he could catch. It’s absolutely foolish to think a guy can’t catch a day game after a night game. It’s not like he’s 45.

        • possumrld

          And tomorrow is another day off anyway.

      • possumrld

        Hardly anything this goober does makes an sense

        • JacobMcCandles

          Thought he was Gomer….SHEZAMMMM

    • possumrld

      Yes, we can’t have a guy showing up everyone by hitting like that! After all, this is the 2017 Rangers, ya know!

  • FlappingGums

    Last night’s lineup seemed to work – – – so let’s change it up a bit. (I say as I roll my eyes.)

    • JacobMcCandles

      Trouble maker

      • FlappingGums

        🙌😀!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Am I dreaming? Beltre playing? Take out Lucroy? Another by the book play fro Banny…day game after night, so Lucroy sits..well here is a thought…give him Sunday off which represents a longer rest!!

    • possumrld

      Yes, after continuously benching Chirinos when he was on a tear, until he effectively cooled him off, now Banney rewards Lucroy’s near career game bu benching him? Wash was pretty bad about playing duds and benching the hot player, but Banney is either no better than Wash at this stupidity, or he is maybe even worse than Wash was about it. Unbelievable!

      • JacobMcCandles

        I will take Wash in a heartbeat…. : )

        • dearmidol

          Me too.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Start a petition!!

          • possumrld

            A “Fire Banney” one?

        • possumrld

          Me too, but Wash used to do the very same thing as Banney is doing all the time now in this area.

          • elkaba

            But to much better effect…

          • JacobMcCandles

            Perhaps…..if I had a complaint per Wash, it was a lack of flexibility concerning different talent. His aggressive running style and bunting early in his tenure was highly crucial to our success, but when the talents changed, he did not, have to have a different book for different situations….not apply the same book regardless like Banny CONTINUES to do…LO.

  • dearmidol

    So, Beltre is back in the game? Wow. He said he was feeling better.

    Even if he isn’t totally healed, Beltre at 40% is better than Profar at 100%.

  • JacobMcCandles

    So stay tuned for the bigger event today…..No not Houston, LO…Belmont Stakes. With Epicharis a late scratch, look to Irish War Cry….or the Jake $$$ money pick Gormley across the board.

    Bet till your hands bleed.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Invited Sparkly to post #2..but alas Animal Jam and Minecraft stands in her way….Sparkly says she will come and watch AB bat and that’s about it……unless Roogie does something “interesting!” She has seen that video more than anyone I know!! LOL

    • FlappingGums

      Tell Sparkly Hi! 😀

  • SABERMETRICS MASTER
    • JacobMcCandles

      Two shirts on!!!

      • SABERMETRICS MASTER

        Yeap !

    • dearmidol

      Rangers are making their move to the top.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Computer question**********************************************************

    Just got some head phones with a blue tooth, and added a app for radio on my phone, basically so I can listen to Nadel at the lake. But was wondering will I be able to pick up 105.3 in Oklahoma or elsewhere since its on a App…I am thinking so. Also the App is called Itune which the Best Buy dude said was free….but its not…is there an app for local music/radio for free? Several questions!!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Terrible slide

  • TD30

    Go DD!

  • dearmidol

    Need to score this inning.

  • elkaba

    Do my eyes deceive? Are we playing small ball? And playing it well?

  • elkaba

    Totally blocked the plate? Why no challenge?

    • JacobMcCandles

      I don’t even understand the rules anymore, doubt blue does either

    • possumrld

      No consistency at all. But I think it is a dumb rule anyway. If they would just make it a rule that the runner must slide, whether front wise or feet first, and if not, they can’t just bowl a catcher over, but they must try to sidestep the catcher, that would cure the situation and protect the catcher, which is what the idea is supposed to be anyway..
      The rule is too hard to vague and too hard to interpret or to enforce as it stands now.

      • elkaba

        The rule is clear: the catcher must allow a path to the plate. The problem is inconsistent enforcement.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Clear as mud

          • elkaba

            You just don’t like IR, period. 🙂

          • JacobMcCandles

            As a matter of fact I do….would prefer a more limited basis and of course more sticking to the rules that are in place which consistently does not happen

  • FlappingGums

    Go Nomar!

  • dearmidol

    Texas is 7-2 against NL teams.

    • elkaba

      Tells me Banister should be managing in the NL.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Totally unpredictable…BB! LO

    • possumrld

      Too bad the percentages aren’t more similar for all teams!

  • JacobMcCandles

    I think Marty is ripe for Brain exploratory…..I will never get him.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Dad burn it….Roogie take freakin charge

  • TD30

    Holy cow! How did he get out of that mess?!

    • possumrld

      Maybe this is a big milestone for “the Kid”! He didn’t even let Rua and Roogies typical incompetent play in not fielding that routine pop up rattle him!

      • TD30

        Yep could be a good sign!

    • dearmidol

      Some great pitching.

  • possumrld

    Nadel and Hicks had an interesting discussion about a surging interest and a push now even by ,many players for an electronic strike zone. Two things it would improve is the eliminating most of the carping about balls and strikes by players, which would speed up the game a bit.
    A recent study shows umpired are only 88 % accurate and I think that a rather generous calculation. The electronic version is supposed to be in the low 90 to mid 90% accuracy range. But the big eye opener is most of the errant calls now are weighted heavily in favor of the home team. Like it or not, at least an electric strike zone would be the same “with liberty and justice for all”, for all, with no home team bias, nor any of this “respect for veteran hitters” or “respect for hotshot pitchers” BS we see so often these days.
    Also the is talk that perhaps the electronic strike zone might only be used for the inside and outside ball and strike calls, not the high and low call, because of different batting stances and shorter and taller players, etc. This would suit me fine, though, because the worst blown calls are usually the “foot outside” strike calls that are continuously awarded to pitchers on low and away sliders and against left handed batters particularly.
    Like it or not, baseball fans, it is way past time for this to start happening.

    • JacobMcCandles

      The biggest issue though with MLB…is every rule change recently seems to bring about a different set of issues. Hope I never see it…..and I”m not buying that study. First thing I would do is to ban pitchtracker on TV…just riles up fans unnecessarily

      • elkaba

        Yeah, why not? Next, we can all go back to getting to games by horse and buggy. 🙂

        • JacobMcCandles

          Just don’t play the games…eliminate the players…feed the computer with all the analysis, and we can celebrate the WS winner in April and save all this aggravation.

          • elkaba

            I actually like the idea of sensors recording inside and outside pitches with the umps maintaining the high low calls. Of course, the next step will be players wearing transmitters on their uniforms, at the knee and chest, so the sensors can pick up high and low. Still leaves plenty for the umps to do behind the plate.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yeah…whisk broom

          • elkaba

            No… calling blocking the plate. 🙂

          • JacobMcCandles

            51

        • possumrld

          Maybe we should also go back to counting home runs as foul, if they go foul after going into the stands, like they still did in part of the Ruth era.

          • elkaba

            Ha!

      • possumrld

        There is no question about bias though, and even if it wasn’t much more accurate, the electronic strike zone would be unbiased, which would fix allot of problems. I don’t see how you can deny that.
        One of the things Nadel mentioned was the study that was done included the 2011 world series, and it showed it was way worse in favor of the Cardinals when they were at home, with not nearly as much advantage for the Rangers in our home park..
        It is far past time to get rid of the homer ump syndrome, and the Angel Hernandez / Joe West type BS regardless of the rest of it. And since we know MLB isn’t going to weed out these bad umps, I don’t see how anyone could disagree with that.

        • JacobMcCandles

          No doubt there are biases….who is pitching, past issues with Umps vs Mgrs..home maybe some. Not agst improving the game…is just that MLB has proven most recently that most of the changes have failed….

          • possumrld

            I don’t see it that way. I don’t necessarily like all of the changes either. But I do see many badly blown calls overturned by replays, and maybe a few negative things due to the changes. So you would like the guy that was out by a foot at first be left there after being called safe? Same with a blown strike call a foot off the plate.
            I just don’t get it. I just think many baseball fans just don’t like change, no matter what.
            So let’s agree to disagree on this one.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yepper…I do agree I have seen many plays overturned that were wrong…but have seen the other as well which in my book is worse….would rather just roll with it, as it all evens out for the most part

          • possumrld

            It doesn’t even out. We aren’t talking horseshoes here, and one small wrong call in a game can change the whole outcome of a game. I see a few times I fell they should have let a call stand, like today on the close one at the plate. But by in large they undo allot of crap, way more than they miss. So I can live with one wrong call very occasionally, instead of sometimes two or three a game, if left up to the field Ump’s unaided judgement alone.

  • TD30

    Another nice hit for DD

    • JacobMcCandles

      DD now hitting .304…..EA .301…..AB .357….Maz .290. Marty pitching a whale of a game. Lots to like…..but just 1-0!!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Uh oh…saw Banny reaching for the book

  • elkaba

    Nice golf shot.

  • calntom

    Hello to all the RR3ers . Hope you all had a good time at the game. Was it last Saturday? Anyways, wish I could have been there. Only made one game so far. Booooooo me.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Hey. You here for a minute

      • calntom

        Yepper

        • JacobMcCandles

          Hey at a typical city lake….what does a slip cost for rental

          • calntom

            Don’t know. I dont even know what it costs out east. I am ready to drive my 45 minutes from Lake Fork as soon as we are done. Keep the boat here.
            I think we are going manana.

          • JacobMcCandles

            OK….I was just looking at cabins I believe off Lake Fork….thats like 30 miles South of Sulfur Springs? Close to Tyler

          • calntom

            Fork is a cool lake. Let me know when you are out this way.
            tomc@netportusa.com

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yeah I was looking all over as a side trip then going to Tulsa via Sulfur……Dads and Scarys family was all from ETX……some buried out there Dads sister born in Tyler..Mom/Quitman…Dad/Henderson

          • calntom

            Quitman is right by Fork

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yeah…first I was looking at Lake Quitman…but it did not have anything there

          • elkaba

            Get a nice cabin at the Lighthouse on Texoma fairly cheap and slip rental is like $10 a day, or was a few years ago.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Thanks elk

          • elkaba

            They’re on line if you want to check it out. Really nice marina and cabins. Beautiful lake.

          • elkaba

            And on the way to OK…

          • JacobMcCandles

            Specific website?

          • elkaba
          • JacobMcCandles

            Does it have a pool for Sparkly…she does not like lake water

          • elkaba

            No, but there’s a really nice pool at Tanglewood. You can probably swim there as a guest. Just say you’re looking to buy out there.

  • calntom

    Barnette humming some 87 in there

  • elkaba

    And there it goes…

    • FlappingGums

      Yep. 😕

  • JacobMcCandles

    Just won 85.50 on a 75 bet at Belmont!!!! Yippee

  • elkaba

    Perez never gave up a run. But by all means bring in someone to give up 3. Where have I seen this before?…

    • JacobMcCandles

      Told ya he was reaching for the book!

  • calntom

    Tony!!!!!!!

    • JacobMcCandles

      He got Hummed

  • calntom

    Can he finish the inning?

  • FlappingGums

    Why aren’t we using Leclerc on the mound?

    • FlappingGums

      Jeffress is warmed up next

  • FlappingGums

    Good steal, AB! 🙂

  • elkaba

    Choo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FlappingGums

    WTG. CHOO!! 🙌🙌

  • FlappingGums

    Good hit, Nomar!! 🙂

  • JacobMcCandles

    Great throw

    • JacobMcCandles

      He looks out

      • JacobMcCandles

        He is out…foot stopped on his spike…here we go IR

  • JacobMcCandles

    Ranger announcers being Homers…he is clearly out

  • elkaba

    Got the back foot.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Well at least IR got it right…Happy!! : )

  • TD30

    Dang!

  • JacobMcCandles

    @elkaba:disqus That lakesite looks great…cruises, pontoon rentals…website wasn’t working well so I could not ck prices, but looked like you could go cheap to expensive depending on who is with you!! Shoot to Durant or Winstar for one day..then to OK…perfect trip…lake, room service,family is third!!

    • elkaba

      No room service, but it’s a great place to enjoy the lake.

      • JacobMcCandles

        LO….no talking about room service in Durant or WinStar the next day

        • elkaba

          OK, makes more sense.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Did you stay in the more expensive cabins? $200 or so?

        • elkaba

          Like you said, some cabins are less than others. The cabins are pretty nice, but nothing fancy. For the most part they go up in price according to how many they sleep. We’ve stayed in probably 6 or 7 of them depending on the number in the group. Just be sure to get the details on what they consider beds. Some have fold out couches and they count double beds as sleeping two.

          • JacobMcCandles

            K…laters

  • JacobMcCandles

    Good pitch Claudio…..finish it off

  • TD30

    Wooo.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Looked like us

  • JacobMcCandles

    WTH was that…hahaha

    • TD30

      Luck

  • JacobMcCandles

    Well bring it home rounders, thats enough horses and Rangers for me…gotta get outside

    • FlappingGums

      Later, Jake! 🙂

  • TD30

    That was for you Mr. C!

  • TD30

    Come on Rangers! Win this thing

  • FlappingGums

    WTG. ROBINSON CHIRINOS!!! 🙌🙌

  • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

    Whaddya know… get Gallo & Cheerios into the same game and we tend to do well.

    • FlappingGums

      We should make a habit of this! 🙂

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        Right, it would be entertaining at the least.

    • Eli Scary Saenz

      EXACTLY

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        I want to say we’ve won 80% of the games when they both played.

        • JacobMcCandles

          4 of 5 lol

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Ya it might not be more than that haha

    • elkaba

      Feels like it happens every time Cheerios is in. I think he’ll be back to #1 catcher soon…

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        Main thing with Cheerios is he hasn’t been very durable. I’d love to see him play more often though.

        • elkaba

          Maybe it’s a case of two #1s going more 50/50 like it was with Soto.

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            That’s what I’m thinking.

            I wonder if Banny might pair Chirinos with Tyson Ross so that he gets into more games.

          • elkaba

            I’d trade Lucroy at the earliest opportunity if we can get anything for him as a rental. Who else we have? Maybe Nicholas?

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Ya pretty much just Nicholas. I think we let Pat Cantwell go. He was the other MLB-ready defender.

          • elkaba

            That would do to finish the year. Might pick up someone in the off season.

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Ya they probably would bring in a vet unless Nicholas looks really good.

          • JacobMcCandles

            We are good at that🏆

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Mhmm… probably end up with Nick Hundley or Hank Conger…

          • JacobMcCandles

            We have got the most out of a lot of retreads

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Seems to be our bread and butter. Retreads and waiver pickups.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Gotta a guy in lower A they are high in..3 yrs min I imagine

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Right, and that seems to be the issue at every position.

            Got a guy with upside 3 years away but we traded the AA guys.

          • JacobMcCandles

            BTW…..Nice first name

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Right back at you man!

          • JacobMcCandles

            You look smarter
            ..😎

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            That’s about the only thing I’ve got going you know 😛

      • JacobMcCandles

        Hopefully late July

        • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

          And then we’d get to see some Brett Nicholas too.

          • JacobMcCandles

            New SP would be nice

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Yup. Heck my wishlist is just this:

            A premium CF prospect and as many SP as we can get our hands on.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Darvish,Lucroy at least should bring you three guys that are close to 1 yr away SP wise

          • JacobMcCandles

            I would take back part of what we have up to get Luc

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            I’ve had the same thought. Lewis & Luis are exactly the prospects we wish we had.

          • JacobMcCandles

            100%

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Maybe, depends on how many teams sell.

            At the moment there are a lot fewer contenders than usual.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yep…but Yu is the #1 guy…Quintana and Cole are falling off Gray has ??? Maybe. A Ray
            ..

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Yu is a mile ahead among the rentals for sure.

            If Minnesota falls off, Ervin Santana would be 2nd maybe? He’s got 2 years, $27 Million left.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Wow……lot of shifts on Santana

          • JacobMcCandles

            Whiffs…..geez

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            I doubt the Cards sell, but they have Lance Lynn about to leave too.

  • TD30

    The one and only cheerios!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Well staying with optmism as long as we can….and long term I really don’t want TX to fall into false aspirations….but we have 6 guys holding their own. DD,MAZ,AB,EA. the best. Lucroy,RC,Gallo pretty good. If Naps,Roogie,Gomez impact…you are back to a .500 team maybe better.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Would also mention RC HRs are usually more timely….Late in games and runners on

    • possumrld

      Chrinos is clutch!

  • TD30

    Didn’t expect them to pull this one off, but it was a nice suprise!

  • elkaba

    Good win…finally.

  • wetfeet

    Couple of good games fun to watch!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Hey wet….been awhile….a sweep of the Nats would be nice

      • wetfeet

        AMEN!

      • possumrld

        Was nice!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Ok leave on a good note….GET OUTSIDE

  • wetfeet

    Probably be back with a win tomorrow. I am watching all the games, Rangers are still a good team! Later

    • GoRangers23

      Hey Wet! We’ve missed you! I wish you would post more!

  • dearmidol

    It’s so funny how this game goes. The Rangers could very well go 5-1 against the two best teams. Baseball makes no sense at all.

  • dearmidol

    Watching Chirinos today reminded me of the backup catcher for the Reds in 1973, a guy named Hal King (who actually played for Texas in 1972). King hit just four home runs in 73, but I remember them being huge. So I looked it up.

    King didn’t play much because in those days starting catchers were allowed to catch 140 games a season, and they somehow ended up in the Hall of Fame. King’s second home run of the season, in June, was a pinch hit homer off Don Sutton in the bottom of the ninth (back then starters were allowed to pitch all nine innings and they somehow ended up in the Hall of Fame) to win a game. His third home run was a pinch hit grand slam in the seventh inning to turn a loss into a win. And his fourth home run was a pinch hit home run in the tenth inning to win a game. He didn’t play much, but when he did, he made an impact that year.

    • Rowdy Yates

      We were living in Dayton then and big fans. Oldest son was 6 and had Reds jersey for his tee ball team with his name on the back. This yr his 6 yr old wore the same jersey for his Reds tee ball team. Very cool for us.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Cinci is the new expo,kc,pitts,MINN….wealth of talent the last 10 yrs…and had to get rid of it. Seem to be great evaluators but bad at trades

      • dearmidol

        The Reds have the number one player in the National League.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Votto? Sorry whiff

          • dearmidol

            Zack Cozart.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Good player….but I got at least 5 or more ahead of him

          • dearmidol

            Ha, just making a statement about how lame WAR is, because Zack Cozart has the highest WAR in the National League.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yep….I love the guy…

          • dearmidol

            Best in the NL? I don’t think so. WAR=Worthless Ass Research.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Agreed
            …especially defensive WAR

          • dearmidol

            The best comment to come out of last week when Scooter Gennett hit four home runs and drove in ten: A commentator on MLB Network Radio was going over his updated stats the next day, and one stat was, his WAR went from like 0.3 to 0.4. And his radio partner said, “Wait a second, he already is worth at least a 1 from yesterday’s game alone. He single handedly won that game.”

          • JacobMcCandles

            Lmao

  • Rowdy Yates

    Send $$ to Rowdy Yates: Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai, China. Obviously all the Rangers needed was for me to leave the country. Nothing but rain so far in China, nice to be in a hotel with internet connection… for next 2 days anyway. Off to The Bund which wife has never seen. Adios!

    • GoRangers23

      Have fun and stay safe over there!

    • dearmidol

      Wow, that’s amazing. Have a great time.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Bund?

    • TD30

      Stay safe!

  • GoRangers23

    I hate that I missed this one while it was actually happening! It was a good game, I see. I’m watching the recorded version now. It’s not as much fun when everyone is gone, but at least I don’t have to stress about losing. 😄 I had to take care of some last minute graduation stuff for the graduation ceremony at our church tomorrow. I will surely be glad when it is finished!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Slacker

      • GoRangers23

        Ha! I was up half the night too, because I had to go get my brother and two nieces after a car accident in the middle of the night. I had to drive to Terrell from Arlington.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Good grief….moms are like military you need to have uniforms with medals

      • GoRangers23

        Lo

        • JacobMcCandles

          La

    • dearmidol

      Well, I won’t tell you who won, then.

      • JacobMcCandles

        You see the offer at Min Maid next wk?

        • JacobMcCandles

          Hello Kevin

          • dearmidol

            No, what offer?

          • JacobMcCandles

            Mon-Wed $99 3 tickets all field boxes agst TX…..Road trip….you drive

          • dearmidol

            Man, that is tempting. Honestly.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Damn straight…stay at the Magnolia 75 yards from the park. Pool on top floor

          • dearmidol

            Did I mention I got an electric car last week? Decided to take the plunge. Bought a used Fiat 500e. It fits in my pocket, but it’s really fun to drive and so long gas.

          • JacobMcCandles

            How far can you go on a charge

          • dearmidol

            100 miles. But it’s perfect for what I do. My office is nine miles from my house. Pretty much everywhere I need to go for work is within ten miles from there.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Hell why don’t you office out of the house….Dad does that and keeps his building he owns

          • dearmidol

            That’s a great idea. Our office is horrible to work in. They knocked down all the walls two years ago “for collaboration.” Now it’s nothing but a loud mess of sounds and smells. Uninhabitable.

          • JacobMcCandles

            And you are a ad man
            ..so creative thinking comes at home, if you can access your office stuff at Corp….pick a big room at the house and if it’s like 10% of the house you write that off and 10% of any house repairs😎

          • dearmidol

            My wife is able to do that working from home.

      • GoRangers23

        I was listening to what I could on the radio as I drove around Arlington trying to get some pics of my son in his cap and gown. I actually heard the end. 😁

        • JacobMcCandles

          Nadel was funny…worried about his dinner reservation

          • GoRangers23

            I missed that part. I was in and out of the car.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Slacker

  • dearmidol

    The Brewers called up Lewis Brinson today. Maybe he gets in tonight’s game.

  • possumrld

    So what have we learned in these two games against the Nationals so far? Foremost in my mind is how easily Tony Barnette has stepped into the role of giving games away, that Sam Dyson was so recently just demoted from.
    Next is how easily Odor can fall back into an 0 for 5 three strikeout game. And then, suddenly now, we actually have three, .300 hitters! And one of them is Adrian Beltre, who is hitting a whopping .379 so far since his return!
    Then there is the fact that Robinson Chirinos is “Mr Clutch”, and Joey Gallo is steadily working on becoming another player with that reputation.
    Then last and certainly least, is how letting pitchers bat, really clutters up the box score.
    So maybe a sweep of the Nat’s, and who know after that? (Hey, that is nearly a poem!)