Rangers walking a lot. 254 comments


Rangers walk leader Shelby Miller takes the mound tonight.

 

The Rangers aren’t the only team trying this new patient approach at the plate.

It seems the Rangers opponents have caught on too.

While offensively Texas hitters have drawn the third-most walks in the league, 153 free ones, Texas pitching has given up the second-most walks in the American league, 160.

Not surprisingly, they’ve scored the fourth-most runs (213) but given up the third-most (216).

Nothing says under .500 team like that.

But it seems maybe the Rangers are losing their patience with this new patient approach. The Rangers have been striking out much more lately and are, in fact, moving up the list in most strikeouts in the American League. They’ve struck out 378 times. Rangers pitchers are dead last in batters they’ve struck out, at just 291. Dead last in all of baseball.

It was a team that seemed to have its offense going even though its pitching suffered. Now the offense is cooling as well.

Nothing says long grueling season like that.

But there is good news. The Rangers are heading to Kansas City to play the team that is right behind them in walks given up. There is a Jekyll and Hyde-like disparity in teams in the American League. Either really really good ones, or really really bad ones. The Rangers and Royals are in the latter. Kansas City is especially bad, though. Like only one-half game better than Baltimore bad.

So now it’s the chance to see who is the best of the worst. Two last-place teams battling it out for—

Battling it out because the games are officially on the schedule and they are contractually required to play them.

If you like walks, the next three games will be your cup of tea.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

Shelby Miller (1-2, 7.48) vs. Danny Duffy (1-1, 3.06)
Game time: 7:15

  • Nate Whitten

    I know that expectations for this season were low, although I will never understand why it had to be that way. Then, the team showed that they could win, which makes the bitch slapping given to them by the Astros harder to take. The offense has disappeared. Odor baffles me. Maybe he does need to be sent to Nashville or Frisco. If he cannot learn, once and for all, what the strike zone is, then I see no point in wasting a spot on the 25 man roster. Let him learn this rather simple concept in the minors. I have always been a big supporter of this guy. Have been. But the support is now more like that of a jock strap whose elastic has lost its elasticity. I don’t particularly care for cockiness, but I can handle it if a player can back it up. He can’t. There’s only one problem with sending him down. Who do they have other than DD to bring up?
    That makes this season even more disturbing, depressing, de-whatever is that there is no talent whatsoever in the minors. Nothing. Oh, there may be some kids playing in Class A that have some good numbers. Great. Success at that level means there is about a 10% chance they’ll ever see MLB, much less excel. Meanwhile, the Astros farm teams are bursting at the seams with talent. It was that way in the Texas Organization in 2012. Now, nothing. Probably the weakest farm system in MLB. It won’t be a matter of a couple of years. I see no hope. Gallo, Guzman, Mazara will play on a winning team only if they are traded.
    Even if the Rangers were to get the number one pick in the draft for 5 straight years, they could not put together a good system, much less a good MLB team. That new ballpark will be a great place for people who’ve relocated to DFW to see their teams.

    • Rowdy Yates

      Do think the Rangers’ offense is good enough to win though it’s inconsistent. Has plenty of good and gonna be good someday hitters.

      But the D is generally mediocre at best. None of the regular OF is very good and IMO only Elvis and Guzman are outstanding in the IF … and even EA gets lackadaisical on occasion. Luvs to go the right and make the backhanded play on grounders when he has time to take one more step for the easier between the legs play. And almost all his Es are on the backhanders.

      The Pitching is worse than mediocre. Simply awful beyond two really good starters. Unless the Rs can score 5 or 6 runs minimum every game there’s a very low chance they’re going to win.

      • possumrld

        I really think the defense has been the biggest disappointment so far, Rowdy. We all knew the pitching was going to be awful to begin with. But the defense has let us down so many times.

    • RR3

      I think there was a little fool’s gold going on early in the season. The Rangers did better than expected because they were, for the most part, playing other teams that also threw in the towel. The Cubs series to open the year was just a matter of hitting the Cubs when they weren’t playing well, same with the Astros. Again, the good news is, they have a lot of games coming up with other equally bad teams, so they can tread water then.

      The subject of Odor is an article in today’s DMN. With his long-term contract, it seems they have made a commitment to him that they have to eat. And, since this isn’t a year that matters, why not keep running him out to see if he can figure it out? But, Calhoun is hitting pretty well in Nashville, so they do have someone to bring up.

    • elkaba

      Depressing as your post is, I think it’s a refreshingly honest appraisal of where this organization is really headed. And I’m starting to suspect that JD gave Odor his contract based solely on a single punch thrown against a perfectly framed villain named Batista and JD’s belief that that alone would make him a sufficiently popular draw to get bigger crowds in the seats.

      He* certainly hadn’t proven his baseball worth yet and certainly hasn’t since.
      (* “He” can be read to refer to either Odor or Daniels.)

  • MikeH

    Gallo is a good case in point on the strike outs. In the Houston series, he was 0-15 with 11 strike outs and a walk. And Woodward sat him the last 15-5 game. He was doing so well–BA 63 points above his lifetime avg, OPS over a thousand, walks up strikeouts down–the makings of a real breakout year. If Gallo can make pitchers pitch to him, he can be a phenomenal player. If he goes back to his old free swinging ways he’ll be a marginally good player with a 203 average that hits a lot of home runs and strikes out a lot. Let’s hope the Houston series was just a hiccough.

    • RR3

      Perfect assessment right there.

  • GoRangers23
    • elkaba

      That was awesome!

  • Mr.C

    I supposed expecting the Rangers to split the series in Houston was too much to ask.

    ((( MOVE ON )))

    Next 23 games are a break in the schedule. Good time to get hot and start a winning streak. Hoping for a 17-6 record to get this team back on track to 90 wins.

    Go Rangers!
    clap clap clap clap clap

    • Nate Whitten

      If this team wins more than they lose (12-11) I will be shocked. I expect them to win less than 10. I appreciate your optimism. Mine is gone. For a while, I was fooled. No more. I see where they are headed. Just where management planned. I just don’t understand how they think putting a team on the field that cannot win is heading in the right direction.

      • azrangerfan

        Who wants to pay major league prices to go see a mostly minor league team? Money could have been better spent to atleast give the fans some hope.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Hope is on draft

        • RR3

          Totally agree. Teams tanking is a shame and a ripoff to their fans.

          • JacobMcCandles

            IMO…..It depends on what happens on the other end. If the Rangers were one of the worst teams and they eventually got a ring. I’m on board

  • Mr.C

    Roogie

    He sucks!

    Now…..
    He is 25 yrs old, skipped AAA development and will be the 2B through 2022 at ~$8M/yr

    That is not a bad contract if he start producing.
    Defensively, he is producing much better than what we witnessed from him 2 yrs ago.
    Offensively he is a mess.

    Elvis Andrus started producing at age 27 (8th year in MLB).
    This is Odor’s 6th year.

    Should we wait 2 more years?

    (((( YOUR THOUGHTS?))))

    • Rollie Fingers

      Maybe we should have kept Profar

      • vegasRANGER

        .184 avg 252 obp……….

        • WhoKnowscs

          It’s better that .137 average .212 OBP. And he has 1 more homer and almost twice as many RBI. That being said what we got for giving him up hopefully works out to be much greater(2b White, Pitchers Bird, Burke. Espinal) in the coming years(though not this one). If just one of those players works out it will be worth it.

    • WhoKnowscs

      No!

      Regardless of what age it took Andrus to break out he has never finished a season tanking from previous numbers put up. His lowest season average was .256 when he played in less than 100 games due to injury. He’s never put up huge power numbers, but that’s never been his modus operandi.

      Odor was rushed up in 2014 out of desperation halfway through the season so any numbers were not all that important. Ordinarily he would probably never make a roster until 2016 at the earliest except for maybe September Call ups.

      In 2015, JD reluctantly optioned him to AAA for a month and his numbers upon return instantly went up as he finished .261 with a modest .316 OBP.

      In 2016 he hit his ceiling in Average and homers. .271 and 33. However there were definitely cracks in the armor. He was the only qualified Player(enough games to rank) at least since 2014(and probably many years before) to finish a season with a .270+ average and below .300 OBP.

      He then signed his contract extension and immediately sucked off the bat While he got another 30 homers he finished with a .204 average which was below Gallo’s.

      In 2018 he started out _____ again but eventually had some help as he finished with his highest OBP but only 18 homers(which is fine, that’s when we started thinking he’d never be the big power bat but more like Elvis.) However in September of last year he was a .202 average/.262 OBP.

      All this leads us to this season where we see where he is. He’s started this and the last 2 seasons in the gutter and finished the last 2 in the gutter. It’s clear if he doesn’t spend time in AAA he’ll likely never get it. And even then he may never do so but with his contract either JD will try AAA or just have to eat it. Anything else and JD is the problem.

      • Mr.C

        Joe Morgan made his MLB debut with the Houston Colt .45’s as a 19-year-old in 1963, and stayed with the organization until 1971.

        Morgan was traded to Cincinnati at 28, where he blossomed into a Hall of Fame
        player and was a key member in “The Big Red Machine” dynasty.

        I’m not saying Odor is Morgan; but if he has the contract, we might as well wait a few years and provide resources to help him become a better offensive player.

        • WhoKnowscs

          Hence AAA.

        • elkaba

          So… you’re saying we should trade Odor to Cincinnati? I’m ok with that. 🙂

          • Rowdy Yates

            Odor for Votto works for me.

          • RR3

            Votto isn’t hitting much better, unfortunately.

          • possumrld

            lol! Let it happen, elk!

        • possumrld

          Dumb trade by Houston. I got to see Joe Morgan hit a home run over the right enter field fence as an Astro, in 1965, I think. And it set off that famous scoreboard in lights, with the cowboy spinning his lariat, and shooting off his twin six shooters.
          Later on they took that part of the scoreboard out, and made that section into sky box seats.

    • elkaba

      No. I’m done.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Tim Conway died. He was hilarious.

  • GoRangers23
  • GoRangers23
  • GoRangers23

    Why haven’t they tried to bring up Tim Dillard? He pitched 5 scoreless inning in his last outing, I think I read.

  • TD30
    • JacobMcCandles

      Good lineup

      • TD30

        Thanks I made it myself…..except I totally didn’t.

        • GoRangers23

          Lo

  • azrangerfan

    I’ve figured it all out. Odor and or his people do a great job. They must have photos of JD, had photos of Bannister and now must have photos of Woodward. I say this because there is no other explanation of why Odor is an everyday starter and not Santana.

    Year to date stats of the top three players.
    RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG▼ OBP SLG OPS
    1 Andrus, E TEX SS 37 153 24 50 9 1 6 25 10 28 8 2 .327 .376 .516 .892
    2 Pence, H TEX OF 26 79 19 25 6 0 7 25 10 16 1 1 .316 .389 .658 1.047
    3 Santana, D TEX 2B 23 84 17 25 6 1 3 11 4 27 6 1 .298 .341 .500 .841

    Kind of hard to figure huh? Must be the photos.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Go back to their Histories….not just a small sample

      • azrangerfan

        I can promise you that going back to their histories isn’t necessary. My guess is that even when Santana has slumped he’s hit better than Odor is right now.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Haha…..well that is a given. Santana’s avg has dropped 35 points the last 2 wks……would expect his avg to be around .250 at the end of the yr

          • azrangerfan

            odor 244 avg 292 obp 433 slug 725 ops
            santana 259 avg 296 obp 384 slig 680 ops

            pretty simialr numbers. Odor has over twice as many ABs. Been given every chance to prove himself. The difference at this point is that Odor has the big contract thanks to JD and Santana doesn’t. I would love for him to be the next Joe Morgan but how long do you stick with him?

          • JacobMcCandles

            Hrs and RBIs?
            Unlike everyone else IDK what his future entails. I do know everyone did this same thing last yr and he was great in the second half. But he has shown enough to warrant legit questions about why. Quite silly in my mind to not give him time to figure it out. We are only playing for evals right now.

    • WhoKnowscs

      I’m thinking it’s the 42 million over 2019-2022 they signed up to give him.

      • azrangerfan

        Nope the photos bought him the $42M. LOL

        • WhoKnowscs

          Or did Odor buy the photos with the money?

    • RR3

      I guess since this is a throw away year, they are going to give him all the chances in the world to get it together. It’s painful to watch.

      • WhoKnowscs

        I’m more worried about what happens when(cause he ain’t going to hit .137 or below all year) he does hit some but still finishes with a mediocre at best record(basically he still drags the team down) and it keeps them from doing what needs to be done.

        • elkaba

          Trade him.

          • WhoKnowscs

            To the Astros! I’m sure they have an Low A team that could use a 2B.

          • azrangerfan

            right now you couldn’t give him away. To big of a contract with to ad of numbers. We are stuck.

          • elkaba

            I meant if he suddenly picks it up and starts looking stellar again.

    • elkaba

      …follow the money…

      • JacobMcCandles

        Ahhh…..elks fav conspiracy theory….lol

        • elkaba

          It’s not a conspiracy. It’s the money. There’s a difference. One is paranoia. The other is capitalism.

      • azrangerfan

        yep

    • possumrld

      It is called keeping the crow in the freezer.

  • Rowdy Yates

    DW, myself, brother and his wife just arrvd our Marriott time share for
    this year in Park City, UT. Nice and quiet as it’s now ‘off season’.
    Beautiful nonetheless and looking forward to 4 great days. If we
    could’ve come a few weeks earlier would’ve seen my college buddy who
    lives up here for the fall/winter and ski with him. But he leaves to go
    back home to Michigan every yr end of April. So, will have to come up in
    season and ski with him next yr. Wish DW would still get on her skis
    but she’s said “I’m over it” for 10 yrs now. Hoping I’ll never be “over
    it”. 🙂

  • JacobMcCandles

    Doris Day also passed

  • JacobMcCandles

    Wow….several people went home. Laura Bush mother….and 98 yr old Bob Maxwell, oldest medal of honor recipient WW 2 vet

    • RR3

      Strange day.

    • possumrld

      Sad day

  • RR3

    I keep telling myself not to care about winning or losing this year but I have to say knowing that I have to watch Shelby Miller pitch is really making me pissed.

    • GoRangers23

      It is frustrating! That’s for sure. Our team deserved better pitchers. They are out there working their behinds off to win and sometimes it just doesn’t work. Hopefully they haven’t given up, but it’s probably even more frustrating for them than it is for us. I hope they all come out of their funk tonight.

  • RR3

    Miller is putting the ball in the fat part of the plate. Not good.

  • possumrld

    That should have been an out

  • RR3

    CJ said Miller is definitely healthy. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

  • GoRangers23

    The story they told before the game started about Hunter Pence sobbing with happiness because he made the team out of spring training ……..💕

    • RR3

      Today in an article in The Athletic, a scout told Rangers writer Levi Weaver in spring that if Hunter Pence made the Rangers he would be the worst player in the major leagues.

      He was wrong.

      • GoRangers23

        I’m so glad he was!

      • GoRangers23

        If that scout has been around the Rangers organization for a while, I think he might do a better job if he just did the opposite of what he thinks should be done. If he sees someone that he thinks will be a superstar….pass. If he sees someone who probably won’t make it…sign em. We might be better off. Ha!

  • GoRangers23

    I’m going to warn everyone now, I’m sick and extremely cranky so if I say something that doesn’t seem very nice, or something that makes absolutely no sense, please just ignore me. 🤒😐

    • RR3

      I am not sick, I am just sick of bad baseball. I might be cranky as well.

      • GoRangers23

        Ha! Misery loves company, I suppose.

      • elkaba

        Have you guys noticed how many more old people medicine commercials we’re getting with these ballgames this year? I mean, I remember when it used to be all car buying commercials. Now it’s a bunch of meds for all kinds of diseases they want you to tell your doctor about, you know the ones they have to disclaim do all but kill you if you take them? They must think the audience is getting older… who else would watch this stuff.

        • RR3

          Not as much an older audience as these advertisers are low end and with the Rangers poor play, they can afford the reduced airtime. The Rangers are taking what they can get.

          • possumrld

            Good call, RR3! If you go to the ballpark, actually there aren’t that many oldsters in relationship to the entire gallery. I think these drug companies are flush with cash.
            So now they are trying to expand their future profits by putting a bug in the ears of younger, future prospective “consumers”

          • elkaba

            I remember when drug companies weren’t allowed to advertise…I miss those days. Plus a prescription cost a fraction of what it does now, now that we have to cover the cost of all these ads for drugs we don’t need.

          • possumrld

            Yes, elk, and don’t forget about lawyers. I sure wish they were still banned from advertising.

          • GoRangers23

            Speaking of commercials, I can’t wait to see the rest of the commercials you wrote! That first one was great! Really cute!

          • RR3

            Thanks.

            Me too. I am waiting for the second one to air.

          • possumrld

            Which one already aired, RR3?

          • RR3
          • possumrld

            Awesome! Are you exclusively a Geico writer, or do you do commercials for other companies?

          • RR3

            Other companies. I did the GEICO MLB commercials that will run this season, and the GEICO NHL commercials that ran during the season and in the playoffs.

          • possumrld

            Impressive! And congratulations! Besides just “getting your foot in the door” to begin with, I am wondering how in the world you get a concept across to the, “powers that be” and convince them that a concept would actually work.
            I know that is much to expansive a question for you to address here, but that would be my main question.

          • RR3

            I get hired by ad agencies who already have those connections. I am working on specific assignments that the clients have asked for.

          • possumrld

            RR3, Cool! You are impressing me more all of the time!

          • RR3

            Ha. Not if you knew me.

          • elkaba

            The first one is awesome.

          • RR3

            Thanks.

  • WhoKnowscs

    So much for pitching development for at least one pitcher.

    https://www.lonestarball.com/2019/5/14/18624000/cole-ragans-needs-2nd-tommy-john-surgery

  • possumrld

    “Miller time” usually hasn’t exactly been cause for celebration for Rangers fans.

    • WhoKnowscs

      He certainly kills happy hour.

      • possumrld

        Yes, if it was a happy hour, it isn’t one for long.

      • possumrld

        It is a happy inning, anytime the opposing team doesn’t score.

    • RR3

      This is going to be an ugly inning.

  • possumrld

    Nadel and Hicks noting ho Miller isn’t getting the close calls, because he has been erratic. That is purer BS. They should call them all the same. More evidence of the need for an impartial, electronic strike zone.

    • RR3

      Agree.

    • GoRangers23

      I’m all for that!

  • RR3

    Miller might not make it out of the second. But they just need to leave him out there and take a beating to save the bullpen.

  • azrangerfan

    EMBARRASINGLY BAD

  • possumrld

    That should have been an inning ending DP

  • Mr.C

    Miller on pace to 3 innings and 15 runs

    • possumrld

      lol!

    • possumrld

      Pope, Mr C. But less than 2 innings and 7 runs (so far) is a point well made.

  • possumrld

    In fairness to Miller, the Rangers have already given away 3 runs, due to sub par defensive play.

  • GoRangers23

    OY! This is super sad.

  • GoRangers23

    This is so not good.

  • possumrld

    Make that 5 runs given away by Choo’s non play in right field, and Roogie’s non DP.
    Sure, Miller is pathetic.
    But the Ranger’s defense has matched that description for Miller tonight.

    • WhoKnowscs

      They’ve probably given up and just don’t care.

  • WhoKnowscs

    This could very well be a 100 loss season.

    • RR3

      I predicted the same record as last season. They got off to a much stronger start, but it’s catching up with them.

      • Mr.C

        What a great comeback win will be this game!

        • RR3

          If that happens I will never doubt you again.

          • Mr.C

            I will never doubt myself either!

          • RR3

            Except for that ninety win prediction.

          • Mr.C

            I’m willing to revised my prediction

          • RR3

            Smart man.

          • Mr.C

            Thank you
            87 wins

          • RR3

            I think it will be almost impossible for this team to win 77.

          • Mr.C

            We got Shields in AAA

          • RR3

            What?

          • Mr.C

            Help is coming this way

          • RR3

            James Shields? When did he sign with the Rangers?

          • RR3

            I think you are thinking about Josh Fields, who just signed with the Rangers.

          • Mr.C

            Never mind. I probably dream about it. I will never drink Jim Beam ever again.

  • RR3

    Huang has no business being on a major league roster.

    • Tony Howell

      He not the only one

    • WhoKnowscs

      Neither do all but about 5 of our 13
      pitchers

    • elkaba

      Not to harang on Huang, but he sucks.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Kangaroo court for Billy Hamilton for creating the third out.

  • MikeH

    At this rate, the Royals will score 40+ runs. Off to the hockey playoffs. 0-0 at the end of the first.

  • Mr.C

    All we have to do is score about 15 runs to win this game

    Go Rangers
    Clap clap clap clap clap

  • possumrld

    To think, a missed DP by our star player, (Roogie) let 6 runs score this inning that should not have scored. But they are all earned runs, because you can’t assume DP.
    And that “non assumption” thing has certainly has been true for the Rangers of late.

    • RR3

      That was certainly a DP ball. Looks like his throw wasn’t that good.

      • possumrld

        That is what Nadel said. He said the throw completely erased any chance for a DP. Nadel said it was so bad, Elvis was lucky just to catch the ball to get the force.

      • Mr.C

        Elvis scoop the throw and bailed him out

    • elkaba

      Hey Poss, I thought of another wrinkle to our “great manager” discussion from yesterday… Even if JD could find a great, out of work manager, would he actually agree to take ownership of this team? I mean seriously, wouldn’t that be tantamount to career suicide? 🙂

      • possumrld

        Good question. But I suppose it would mostly depend on whatever kind of perception of success an exceptional manager could generate. Bringing this team from oblivion to respectability, even if they did not make the post season should be a feather in a mangers cap.
        But just nursing an unfolding disaster into not as bad of a disaster, might not be much of a career enhancer.

  • TD30
    • RR3

      I miss those days. So much fun.

      • TD30

        It is fun. I somehow got suckerer into coaching, but we have a good time.

    • GoRangers23

      They are probably doing a lot better than the Rangers. Believe me, this is a missable game.

      • TD30

        Glad I’m missing it

    • elkaba

      Probably a better game…

  • RR3

    Odor hits well in Kansas City. Maybe this trip there can get him out of his slump.

    • Mr.C

      The slump that puzzles me is Mazara’s

      • possumrld

        Mazara has never really been a consistent or a proven hitter.

        • Rowdy Yates

          Think he hit something like ,291 his rookie yr. But my old brain could be wrong.

          • possumrld

            He shows flashes of potential, but if you look at what he has done, his career BA is bolstered a lot by his rookie numbers. I am betting his last 2 years he is hovering at around .240.

          • Mr.C

            .260

          • possumrld

            I don’t mean to be a stick in the mud, Mr C, but how can Mazara be at 260 excluding since his rookie season, if he hasn’t even hit .260 since then?

        • Mr.C

          Are you drinking Jim Beam too?

          Around .260 average, .320 OBP, and 20HRs each of his first 3 yrs in the MLB

          • possumrld

            Mazara is very sporadic Mr C. He does get a lot of RBI, and he isn’t bad. But I tend to think so far, he is a little overrated.

          • Mr.C

            I would mind another sporadic .260 average, .320 OBP, and 20HRs season from him.

          • possumrld

            Somewhat over inflated numbers by a very good rookie year. Mazara .253 in 2017, .258, in 2018, and so far he is at .227 this season.
            Good numbers overall. But since his rookie season those are far from being the numbers of a proven premium hitter.

          • Mr.C

            I said “around” .260 each of his first 3 yrs

          • Rowdy Yates

            Now dammit you made me look it up and it was .266 rookie season. But that’s equivalent to .291 for a Rangers hitter isn’t it? Plus his K rate per game increased each of the 3 yrs.

          • possumrld

            Rowdy, I am not saying he sin’t a fairly solid hitter. But to my thinking, he isn’t all that much better than Mitch Moreland was when he was here. And Moreland was a lot better in the field and on the bases than Mazara is.

  • Mr.C

    All we have to do is score about 14 runs to win this game

    Go Rangers
    Clap clap clap clap clap

  • Mr.C

    All we have to do is score about 13 runs to win this game

    Go Rangers
    Clap clap clap clap clap

    • GoRangers23

      Mr C, you’re alright. 😁

  • GoRangers23

    If you read that big red banner behind the batters all the way across, it says— Big League mowing commercial. Weren’t we just talking about that? 😄

  • Mr.C

    All we have to do is score about 12 runs to win this game

    Go Rangers
    Clap clap clap clap clap

  • Mr.C

    Chavez now

  • Mr.C

    I don’t see Miller in the pen.

    • possumrld

      I don’t see “Miller” anywhere but in a throw away can. 🙂

      • Mr.C

        Yeap

  • possumrld

    That was just “Wong” man…

  • possumrld

    Good think IKF threw that guy out! Because now we give out a free pass right behind the put out.

  • possumrld

    Wong needs to quit throwing those dirtballs

  • WhoKnowscs

    Put ’em on, catch’em stealing. Much more effective that trying to just get the defense to step up!

  • possumrld

    Wong at least held the KC’s scoreless. Now it -f the rangers could score another run or two this inning, we might actually have ourselves a ballgame here.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Wow, sorry I checked the MLB site for the score. Need to paint “REDRUM” on the scoreboard. And it’s Kansas City to boot!!! Will check back in tomorrow..

  • possumrld

    We didn’t run Jake off, did we?

    • GoRangers23

      He posted something earlier.

      • possumrld

        Good!

  • Mr.C

    Odor keep chasing high fast balls

  • WhoKnowscs

    Just remind yourself . . . it’s KC, it’s KC, it’s KC

  • GoRangers23

    I fell asleep, but it looks like I didn’t miss anything awesome while I was out.

    • elkaba

      It doesn’t seem like we do awesome anymore. 🙁

      • GoRangers23

        Ha, we need to get out of this slump.

  • Mr.C

    Forsythe has become a good defensive 1B on the fly

  • Mr.C

    Would be nice to score 4 more runs in this inning

  • WhoKnowscs

    How about a good ol single Gallo.

    • WhoKnowscs

      That works too.

    • possumrld

      Or a double… 🙂

  • Mr.C

    Not good Cabrera
    You looked like Roogie right there

  • GoRangers23

    For a second there it looked like he was being eaten by the bear.

  • WhoKnowscs

    It’s Lovelady time.

    • GoRangers23

      I wonder if the men in that family have a hard time getting ladies to take their last name? 😄

  • JacobMcCandles

    So….who are the blame trust blaming this on….Woody? Roogie? Three starters that bat less than .200…….I nominate Roogie, he is the demon de jour!!

    • WhoKnowscs

      Why not Royals pitching.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Duffy is a good pitcher

    • RR3

      This game is on Shelby Miller.

      • elkaba

        …ergo JD.

      • Mr.C

        He’s done

        • elkaba

          Trade him to the Twins. They’ll make him a star.

      • WhoKnowscs

        I’m thinking he’s trying to be sarcastic because Odor, Gallo, and Mazara all have 2 hits.

      • JacobMcCandles

        So Roogie gets a Rounder pass…….Beautiful…my feet are cold

        • WhoKnowscs

          And there are pigs in the sky.

        • RR3

          He’s had two doubles.

          • JacobMcCandles

            That will buy him tonight….back to boards manana

          • RR3

            He had two hits a few weeks ago, then went into a tailspin. It’s up to him.

      • possumrld

        The Rangers gave up at least 6 runs due to defensive miscues. A non out by Choo let three across, and a potential inning ending, non DP by Odor let 5 more runs across.
        So the pathetic Rangers defense played their usual role as well.

    • possumrld

      Roogie’s non DP let 5 runs across, so you figure it out.

  • GoRangers23

    Here we go Mr C! 😄

    • Mr.C

      Whoooowhoooo

  • Mr.C

    That was lovely

  • Mr.C

    Out?

  • Mr.C

    Come on Choo

    • RR3

      A hit here makes it a different game.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Sale struck out 17 in 7 innings!!! I’m a Red Sox fan now!🙃

    • RR3

      In seven innings.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Yepper

      • WhoKnowscs

        I’m surprised he’s not mad he didn’t get a chance for 20.

        • RR3

          Not only that, but the Rockies came back and won.

          • WhoKnowscs

            Serves the Red Sox right.

    • possumrld

      lol!

      • JacobMcCandles

        Ha

    • WhoKnowscs

      But . . . He’s not playing the Rangers . . . How? =)

  • possumrld

    Pathetic

  • RR3

    Jurado might be auditioning for a place in the rotation.

    • elkaba

      YOU could make this rotation.

      • isittime

        I can 4 2/3rds with solid 70 mph gas. Struck out 6, 7-8 year olds when I had to pitch to my boys team when the head coach couldn’t be there😁.

        • WhoKnowscs

          I could throw a whole 9, provided you don’t care how many runs score, hits or walks I give up, or how slow I pitch.

          • isittime

            Unless you get the médical hook because of whiplash yanking your head around watching the souvenirs being served up.

  • Mr.C

    Elvis was limping

  • GoRangers23

    Was Elvis running funny?

    • RR3

      I didn’t notice.

  • possumrld

    As much as Miller’s woes, this has been a game of missed defensive opportunities by the Rangers being turned into KC runs, and missed offensive opportunities by the Rangers, turning potential runs into zero’s.

  • possumrld

    Elvis, is out due to an injury of some kind.

    • GoRangers23

      It happened when he was running.

      • Mr.C

        I saw that

        Shit !

      • possumrld

        I heard. 🙁

  • Mr.C

    1st round pick of the 2016 draft Ragans needs his 2nd TJ surgery.

    • isittime

      That’s too bad. Pretty much puts this season and most of the next on the shelf.

  • possumrld

    That ought to about do it.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Maybe the Rangers can hold open tryouts.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well there’s a familiar name. He’d be the Ace of our pen

  • isittime

    Be nice to see rugie go to left field here

    • isittime

      Or take the free pass

    • JacobMcCandles

      That was talked about and we could of kept Kins

  • GoRangers23

    Good hit Logan!

  • GoRangers23

    It’s good to see Jake Diekman doing well!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Whiffin and missin.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Are the Rangers going to try to catch the Marlins? They’ve got a ways to go to catch a team currently 10-30

  • GoRangers23

    Boxburger and Lovelady on the same team.

    • WhoKnowscs

      And a Merrifield (pronounced Merry Field.)

  • WhoKnowscs

    If it weren’t for Pence’s miracle slam today would mark a 7th loss in a row instead of the 5th. Still the only win this team has had this road trip.