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Rangers backup catcher Robinson Chirinos realizes he’s the number one most productive batter on the Rangers’ roster.

 

Before he got injured, the best hitter in baseball, Mike Trout, was having his best season of his career. He was (technically still is) averaging one RBI for every 4.5 at-bats this season.

The backup catcher for the Rangers, Robinson Chirinos, has that beat by a country mile.

With three RBIs off the strength of an eleventh-inning, game-winning home run, Chirinios now has an RBI every 3.8 at-bats in 2017. Extrapolate that over a 500-at-bat season and Robinson Chirinos would drive in 131 runs this year. That’s how productive he’s been.

That demonstrates the distortion power of small sample sizes. But it also demonstrates the distortion power of labelling someone a backup player and never removing the label.

Of course, over the entirety of his career, his RBI per at-bat average is one in 6.9. But the man who is ahead of him on the food chain, Jonathan Lucroy, averages driving in one run every 7.2 at-bats over the entirety of his career.

Which means two things.

One, the Rangers are not going to miss a beat behind the plate when they trade Lucroy at the deadline. Of course, Chirinos will level out to his career numbers. That’s why career numbers are career numbers.

Two, when you realize Chirinos has always been just as productive at the plate, and you remember how much the Rangers gave up for Lucroy, and you remember they did so at a time when they desperately did not need a catcher, the Jonathan Lucroy deal looks even worse than ever.

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TODAY’S GAME:

Austin Bibens-Dirkx (1-0, 4.08) vs. Max Scherzer (7-3, 2.35)
Game time: 3:05

How the Rangers hit against Scherzer.
Bibens-Dirkx has never faced the Nationals.

 

  • 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.
    Next to last, Mike Trout would have had that home run ball at the wall that Chirinos hit in the 11th.
    Then last and certainly least, is how in the NL, 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!)

    • Gregor_S

      Banni usually brings Barnette in with runners on. Which might make sense if he were a strikeout pitcher like Leclerc or Kela. But he’s not so he usually lets the runners score.

      Could probably have gotten pretty good odds yesterday if you’d bet that Beltre would steal a base.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Yep. What is Barnette’s success rate when he start an inning clean?

        • WhoKnowscs

          I think of Barnette as a bullpen version of Cashner . . . He’ll put a lot of people on base but given the opportunity will limit his own damage. In 11 of the 22 games he’s pitch in he’s given up 0 runs.

          In 6 or those 11 he came in at the start of the inning. In one he even pitched 3 consecutive scoreless innings.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Its ironic…we have several BP guys that can be successful if used properly

          • elkaba

            “Used properly” is the key, I think.

          • JacobMcCandles

            52

          • possumrld

            What a concept!

        • WhoKnowscs

          Looks like 12 of 17 his runs were scored while he was on the mound if I counted right. 1 of those 12 was unearned. 1 of the remaining 5 scored on a balk by the replacement reliever. But he’s given up 9 of 19 of his inherited runners so I guess it balances out(or a surplus in this case) Granted Banny has a tendency to go to the same relievers first. Which is why he’s given up so many.

          Leclerc has stranded 7 of 8 inherited runners

      • SABERMETRICS MASTER

        BINGO

        • JacobMcCandles

          G 1

    • dearmidol

      If the Rangers are able to beat Max Scherzer today, that would be really amazing.

  • JacobMcCandles

    And RC has a better arm

  • TD30
    • WhoKnowscs

      “Oh. The Horror.”

      Let me get in the Faraday cage.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Starter

      • TD30

        He’s been known to be electric

        • elkaba

          And erratic.

  • TD30
    • WhoKnowscs

      But . . . But . . Claudio is on the B Squad.

      • elkaba

        Figures…

  • WhoKnowscs

    I figured it out , , , Maybe Banister is just a National League manager managing an American League team. And he’s always thinking that way regardless of how the 2 sides differ.

    • elkaba

      I’ve been thinking that for a while.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Kind of early for a elk post!!!

        • elkaba

          Read early. Post late.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Have to digest that one……elkanese

  • JacobMcCandles

    Might have to get an extra job……Horse racing is a tough act!! Brutal!

    A sweep of the NL best team would be nice! David vs Goliath on a Sunday!!

  • SABERMETRICS MASTER

    Great game yesterday at the Washington Nats Ballpark. My son had a blast. He was wearing a Nationals cap; but cheering for the Rangers !!! lol

    People in the back were teasing him and telling him: “Hey kid, you are cheering the wrong team !!!”

    He replied: “No, I”m not, I was born in TEXAS !!!!”

    ((((( That’s my boy )))))

    • JacobMcCandles

      Father/Son BB game. Trust me, it will be etched upon his mind forever. Next time tell him to say born in the South by Mrs C….Texas by the grace of God……Scary Chapter 1 verse 1

      • LoboTX

        And all the Texas faithful said – Amen !

        • JacobMcCandles

          AMEN

  • Ruffknuckles
    • JacobMcCandles

      Best lineup you can field……

      • WhoKnowscs

        I’d put Odor 8th, DD first and Mazara 5th. And everything else the way it is.

        • WhoKnowscs

          DD
          Choo
          Andrus
          Beltre
          Mazara
          Lucroy
          Gallo
          Odor
          Pitcher.

          • JacobMcCandles

            When a horse throws you…you have to keep getting back on……Odor up top!!! Jake predicts close to 30 HRs before the season is over

          • WhoKnowscs

            If they come when no one’s on and we’re needing multiple runs, they have limited effect. But we’ll see. All would be fine if he didn’t look like he need to start in the minors every season.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Banny always likes to get that 5 and 9 Rally killer thing going. Granted he has no choice for 9 right now. But I expected us to lose the last 2 games and we won, so we’ll see how things pan out.

  • JacobMcCandles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3e8S0u_Pb0

    Sorry…….SORRY……have never watched this game all the way through again. But this should’ve been the ending…..will never be able to forgive BB for this.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Then we tried to use Mark Lowe who always flaked out when things mattered.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Actually shouldn’t it have ended with Cruz catching a fly ball?

      • JacobMcCandles

        Usual Ranger misguided opinion…lol. MY 2 errors, Pettis having Cruz play to close
        ….runners left on…..

  • JacobMcCandles

    Kind of early in a BB season…but on 6/11 you can see the cream rise…..Yanks,Rox,Stros,Nats…..don’t see any of these teams not making it…Yanks have the toughest path.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Nationals make it by virtue of the rest of their division sucking. Not that the Nats are a bad team, they have Harper and one of the best rotations in the league, just their “Best NL Team” is up for debate. Personally I think the Rockies are the best National League team. D-Backs and Dodgers aren’t slouches, compared to the mediocrity of the Mets/Phillies/Marlins/Braves/

      • JacobMcCandles

        Once playoffs begin…its about pitching….Nats three some is the best

        • WhoKnowscs

          Nats have had the top 3 the last 2-3 years or so and they still haven’t taken out the competition in October.

  • JacobMcCandles
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  • TD30
    • wetfeet

      Thanks for the colored lineup TD!

  • wetfeet

    Gona be a long afternoon if the Rangers can’t get to Mad Max early in the game.

    • wetfeet

      😋🤗

  • Gregor_S

    By all rights Scherzer and the Nats vs. ABD and the Rangers should be the mismatch of the season. All we have going for us is the perversity of the baseball gods. But that is often enough. On the other hand if Scherzer has his strikeout pitch going look out. He has K’ed 20 in a game and the Rangers have K’ed 20 times in a game. And the Rangers did that in an AL game where the pitcher didn’t hit. So there is a risk both teams will set a new one-game strikeout record.

  • wetfeet

    Mad Max does’ need any help from you😦

    • wetfeet

      Looks like it’s gona be a long day

  • TD30

    Come on ABD! It’s gonna be a long day if you don’t get it together!

    • wetfeet

      Defense saved him.

    • wetfeet

      So far he is holding his own very well 😉

  • WhoKnowscs

    Get that run back and 4 more this inning(more later?)

  • WhoKnowscs

    Odor, no one’s on base! You know what to do!

    • WhoKnowscs

      That wasn’t it!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Gallo will homer this game.

  • elkaba

    ABD holding his own.

  • elkaba

    Is it me or is Nitcowski starting to snip at Raymond some. Honeymoon over?

  • elkaba

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

  • TD30

    Go Choooo!!

  • wetfeet

    Fowl off his good pitches, get a pitch you can handle put it over the fence

    • Ruffknuckles

      Lame duck.

      • wetfeet

        Wounded pigon

        • Ruffknuckles

          Angry bird.

    • wetfeet

      Or between the OFers and get on base

    • GoRangers23

      How are you doing this afternoon Wet?

      • wetfeet

        Doing OK and you?

        • GoRangers23

          Just fine. I need a nap. 😄 I’m fighting it now.

  • GoRangers23

    Find a good one Jonathan!

  • Gregor_S

    If Scherzer can’t strike out Odor in 2 ABs he’s not going to have a big strikeout day, at least not by his standards.

    • Gregor_S

      Then again, maybe it just took him awhile to find his groove.

      I wonder if Maddux complains that Scherzer doesn’t pitch to contact enough. I think he started that with Yu and Brocail has run with it. But somehow I think they don’t mess with Max. Doubt he would take it well.

      • elkaba

        Wonder if he puts up with the rub down?

  • wetfeet

    Rangers middle age rookie is holding his own.

    • Ruffknuckles

      Nice to see an “old” person making a positive contribution. It should inspire me to do something worthwhile, probably won’t though.

      • Gregor_S

        You don’t think spending time posting here is enough of a contribution to society?

    • elkaba

      He sure is.

  • Ruffknuckles

    Rangers need to come up with a Bibens-Dirkx promotion. I’m gonna get to work on it.

    • Nolanfan

      Bobble hyphen

      • Ruffknuckles

        That’s the way I was heading. Just haven’t figured out the logistics of a split bobblehead.

  • GoRangers23

    My son just woke me from a nap to ask me to go outside and look and see how red a tomato is. I was out like a light. I would really be mad if this game wasn’t on. 🙂 He really loves tomatoes.

  • Ruffknuckles

    Read an article earlier today that they are going to drain the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial due to a bacteria that’s killing the ducklings.

    • elkaba

      Saw that. Lots of ducks getting infected up there.

      • Ruffknuckles

        Drain the swamp………..

    • wetfeet

      Should replace those city ducks with country duck that are use to pond water 💦

  • elkaba

    Darvish could take a page out of ABD’s book. Stop the cute and get her done!

  • Ruffknuckles

    AB-D!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Cy-Birx.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers . . . it’s time to layer on 5-6 runs!

  • wetfeet

    ABD is holding his own sofar

    • elkaba

      Low pitch count, too.

      • wetfeet

        That has to be working on Mas Max!

  • Ruffknuckles

    Can’t believe Odor struck out.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Yeah, I thought he was a sure fire no doubter.

  • WhoKnowscs

    That was a little too close for comfort.

  • dearmidol

    Been watching the game, but working. Finally have time to post. ABD should no longer be a spot starter. He has earned a spot.

    • elkaba

      More than earned it.

  • elkaba

    Don’t do it Banister.

    • Ruffknuckles

      Itchy trigger finger

  • WhoKnowscs

    All Raymond and CJ can talk about now is taking out ABD . . . seems like lunacy.

    • Ruffknuckles

      Thats why I have the sound off and am listening to music. It’s really loud in here.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Reminds me of a moronic move the Nats made in the playoffs like 3 seasons ago. Ninth inning and the Nats starter was still out on the mound. He gave up a walk breaking a streak of like 19 consecutive outs. He was around but not quite over 100 pitches I think. They put in their closer who couldn’t get out of the inning without letting the other team tie the game. It ends like 9 innings later with the Nats losing.

  • elkaba

    Awesome!

  • dearmidol

    I’d leave him in for the eighth.

    • TD30

      But you and I know that Banni won’t do that

  • TD30

    Great job ABD!

    • dearmidol

      Hey, I just noticed your avatar. Great photo.

      • TD30

        Thanks! I took a screen shot when you shared it 🙂

  • Ruffknuckles

    As much as we bag on Bannis pitching moves, he deserves credit there for letting AB-D continue. He would’ve had every justification to pull him there.

    • elkaba

      Yeah, one time out of a hundred… great job.

    • dearmidol

      It would have been justifiable.

      • elkaba

        Justifiable? Yeah, unless you have the league’s weakest bullpen and strongest rotation. It’s a better risk to stick with the better group, the starters. But that’s not what we see, game in and game out. Judging by our record, it doesn’t appear the repeated rush to pull the starters in favor of the struggling BP is totally justified.

  • wetfeet

    His first pitch was a strike the ump called a ball, AB-D didn’t the help that Mad Max got. Good job AB-D!!!

  • dearmidol

    Scherzer is at 100 pitches. I wonder if his manager will pull him.

  • dearmidol

    I would be willing to bet ABD is a better hitter than Profar.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Profar and Banny can’t go away for all I care.

  • dearmidol

    There are two strikes called balls.

    • Ruffknuckles

      He’s done the same to AB-D. It’s reciprocal.

  • Ruffknuckles

    That was strike 3

    • WhoKnowscs

      Not in today’s count based strike zones(varies on the count)!

  • dearmidol

    Take advantage of this huge break.

  • dearmidol

    How can you pull Scherzer? That’s horrible.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Wait . . . Is Banister in the Nats dugout?!?!?

      • dearmidol

        Unfortunately, almost every manager does this crap. Nobody thinks. Just by the book. Two bad ball/strike calls. He has not lost a thing and is still totally dominating. Thanks, Dusty.

  • Ruffknuckles

    AB-D in line to win against a 2 time CYA if the Rangers can score. Pretty cool for him. Anybody bet on Scherzer getting yanked before AB-D?

    • dearmidol

      That could be amazing.

  • dearmidol

    Their Perez is as bad as our Perez.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Time to realize Rangers . . . Their pen is worse than ours!

  • dearmidol

    Wow.

  • GoRangers23

    Gotta love those double steals!

  • TD30

    Go DD

  • dearmidol

    This is a case study in computer called balls and strikes.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Then you’d have fights about the alignment of the strike zone . . . Do they do it based on where the ball ends up and so forth . . . but it’s better than one that changes from day to day.

    • Ruffknuckles

      Humans not looking good today

      • JacobMcCandles

        Only good human is a dead human.

        Dr Zaius

        • elkaba

          Stop monkeying around.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Zira speaks

    • wetfeet

      If you are watching the game tracker it is way off. Try out AtBat MLBs tracker.

  • TD30

    Wooow hoo speedy DD!!!

  • wetfeet

    Great AB-D has a chance at the win!

  • TD30

    Come on Elvis!

    • wetfeet

      Elvis is still in the house!! OLO,!

  • elkaba

    Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GoRangers23

    15 game hitting streak!

  • TD30

    Now that was FANTASTIC! !

  • dearmidol

    Texas might just be the best team in baseball.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Until tomorrow.

    • GoRangers23

      I already knew that! 😁

      • wetfeet

        Me too 🤗

    • elkaba

      Nice boost for going into tomorrow.

    • Ruffknuckles

      I was playing catch with an 11 year old Astro fan today. I pushed him to the ground and stole his glove.

  • Ruffknuckles

    that’s one hell of a triple

  • WhoKnowscs

    And if it holds ABD WIns Scherzer Loses.

  • dearmidol

    Even Angie Stephens isn’t annoying today.

  • Gregor_S

    Nats have better starters and a better lineup than Rangers but their BP is amazingly even worse. Never realized until this season how important a BP is, especially if the manager keeps using it no matter how bad it is.

    • dearmidol

      Dusty Baker gave this to the Rangers. Absolutely no reason to take out Scherzer.

      • possumrld

        Well, in hindsight this is certainly true. But as bad as the Nat’s bullpen has been, it seems to me like it should have been a fairly easy “foresight” non move.

    • possumrld

      And keeps misusing the BP, making it even way worse than it should be.

  • possumrld

    ABD – pitching today like we expect Yu Darvish to pitch, but seldom if ever see him do it anymore.
    And it is hard to believe that except for the strikeouts, ABD out pitched Max Scherzer today.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Don’t go Taylor..you may not like what you find. What will he find? His destiny

  • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

    So this is the part of the day when we say Scherzer isn’t an Ace.

    If I’m remembering the rules right.

    • dearmidol

      Not from me. He should have gone nine.

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        Just having a little fun with the local double standard 🙂

        • dearmidol

          Yep. Have you noticed a number of articles lately in the Dallas Morning News about that? Saying Darvish should not be re-signed?

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Ya, it used to just be blow-hards like Galloway or Mac Engel.

            But this year I’ve seen Evan Grant and Cowlishaw write things like that. It’s an interesting take for guys who also have called for JD to keep adding pieces to the team to contend.

            I think it’s mostly because there’s not much else to generate clicks this year.

          • Gregor_S

            Uh oh. I always worry that the DMN is plugged in to JD.

          • elkaba

            Is there any media anywhere in DFW that isn’t plugged into JD? They all sound like homers and cheerleaders to me.

          • possumrld

            I maybe would not outright say “Don’t re sign Yu”. But I would say don’t give him a crazy contract, which probably results in the same end result.

          • elkaba

            I wonder though, since most of the writers have flip flopped on the question, if the rationale isn’t that we’d be signing an expensive, long term arm with no team left to back him up. He’s going to cost a fortune. And given how many other we lose after this season, I guess they think we won’t be in a position to take advantage for a while. Just my guess.

        • Gregor_S

          With Yu being the victim, if I’m following you.

          Yu is certainly an ace as far as I’m concerned.

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Yep, you got it. It happens with a lot of local guys (LA media on Kershaw, NY media on anyone they can sink their teeth into) but the interesting thing is how DFW writers all pile on at once.

    • elkaba

      He certainly is an ACE (all caps.) But even Aces have off days. I’m just glad it was today. 🙂

      • Ruffknuckles

        How did he have an off day?

        • elkaba

          He got Baker for a manager.

      • dearmidol

        I don’t think he had an off day at all. An error and a walk on two horrible calls that were strikes. He got the first two hitters out, really.

        • elkaba

          See below. His mistake was having Baker as a manager. Any mistake for a trigger happy manager is the excuse to pull the starter.

      • possumrld

        I don’t see one earned run as an “off day”. Scherzer just got matched by ABD, and then the Rangers finally got to the Nat’s bullpen

        • elkaba

          Sigh, I know. I was making a joke. Baker shouldn’t have pulled him.

          • possumrld

            Sorry! That one went right over my head! ha! ha!

          • elkaba

            You aren’t alone. Apparently I was a bit too obscure. 🙂

          • possumrld

            Yep, you gotta put the cookies on the lower shelf’s for some of us!

          • elkaba

            Ha!

    • possumrld

      Scherzer doesn’t give up game changing 2 and 3 run dingers every 4th, 5th, or 6th inning

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        Actually…. check Scherzer’s box scores on April 23rd, 28th, May 9th and May 20th.

        4 times in a string of 6 starts he did exactly that… lucky the offense bailed him out of one of those.

        • possumrld

          Then check is ERA and his innings pitched and strikeouts, etc.Every pitcher has stretches like that. But not many are as good as Scherzer is. And Yu isn’t pitching anywhere as well as Scherzer is.

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Every pitcher does have stretches. That’s why Yu sports a lower career ERA than Scherzer, despite pitching in the AL.

          • possumrld

            Yu tends to not be quite good enough allot of time, whens facing quality pitchers. So justified or not, Yu isn’t really regarded as a winner, while Scherzer is.

          • Gregor_S

            Haven’t checked the stats but my sense is Yu walks a few more than Scherzer. But he almost always keeps you in the game, doesn’t get blown out early (which even Hamels does occasionally). To me that makes him an ace. He’s been victimized disproportionately by things he can’t control, like the BP and poor run support. If he goes to another team I bet he puts up numbers like Scherzer’s.

          • possumrld

            Not really, I don’t think. Early on in Yu’s career, Eric Nadel made the comment several times that Yu doesn’t really seem to respond to big game situations like a true ace. And I don’t think that has really changed that much. I call it the “CJ Wilson-itus”. Respectable numbers, great stuff, but not really a clutch type of a pitcher, especially in playoff type games, or in big game situations.
            It isn’t really possible to define it with numbers, but this seems to be a reoccurring pattern for Yu.
            Maybe he can ans will turn it around yet, and change his reputation and the often negative outcomes in big game situations.. He has the talent to do so, and I sure hope he does.

    • WhoKnowscs

      No . . . it’s the part of the day where we thank the book beating itself.

    • Ruffknuckles

      Some people can’t more satisfaction than complaining about Darvish. Wait till he’s gone and Scheppers takes his spot in the rotation.

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        Heck, wait til it’s the Hamels and 4 stooges show next year.

        It’s easy to forget that having a shot beats having no shot.

      • Ruffknuckles

        “get” more

      • possumrld

        I admit up front that I have been pretty down on Darvish, But I would still like to see him stay. Because as you indicate, we can and we may indeed do allot worse. I just don’t think we will be able to sign him again because deep pocket teems, like the Red Sox Yankees, and a couple of other higher profile larger market teams.

        • Ruffknuckles

          I’ve been married to my wife for 12 years as of today. If she complained half as much as you do we would’ve divorced after 12 days.

          • possumrld

            lol! Perhaps so! But if I was half as mean as you are, my wife would have left me long ago as well! ha! ha!

  • WhoKnowscs

    tack on more runs!

  • GoRangers23

    Good job Leclerc!

    • possumrld

      Yes! He got behind the first guy, but then he bore down and blew them away!

  • WhoKnowscs

    I predict the Rockies will win the NL Pennant.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I hope Gallo homers.

    • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

      He did his other thing.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Yep . . . Roll’d the die.

  • possumrld

    Joe “Blast ’em” Blanton”!

  • possumrld

    Nadel says Carlos Gomez is rehabbing at RR now. Great news!

    • WhoKnowscs

      Hope we get 2016 Gomez and not 2017 Gomez back.

      • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

        2017 Gomez wasn’t doing so bad either.

        • WhoKnowscs

          No . . . he just paled in comparison though.

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Yep, but that would still be a good upgrade to Hoying.

          • elkaba

            Emily would be an upgrade to Hoying.

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            Aw that’s not fair to Hoying’s defense at least 🙂

          • elkaba

            I’m half kidding, but I’ve seen a couple of examples of his defense I’m pretty sure Em could beat. Just saying…

          • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

            That’s true too. He’s had some great plays and some awful ones.

          • possumrld

            That trend seems pretty much like a “team effort” this season though.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangergrl71 noted this on mlb.com

    “The last 2 Rangers relief innings: 2.0 IP, 6 K, 0 H, 0 BB.”

  • TD30

    SWEEP

  • GoRangers23

    That’s awesome!

  • elkaba

    Holy cow! Who could have predicted this????? High point of the season so far.

    • possumrld

      To me the 11 game winning streak still holds that honor. But this is definitely in the rather sparse mix of “Season High Points”.

    • WhoKnowscs

      This can top the 10 game win streak if we can sweep the Astros . . . I’m not holding my breath though.

      • possumrld

        Yes, true. That is a big if, though right now, but it is very possible.

  • GoRangers23

    Who’d a thunk it?

    • possumrld

      Not the Scarecrow…

    • JacobMcCandles

      I like thunk

  • possumrld

    So even after we just swept the Nat’s in a 3 game series, we are STILL 2 games under .500! Bummer.

  • CoMentor_Rounding3rd

    Well, that was a weird series.

    Hopefully they either keep it up or go winless the rest of the trip. Don’t need to confuse JD too much about how good the team is.

    • possumrld

      Yes, we don’r win many of them…

    • JacobMcCandles

      Yeah…..strange dynamic…winning is bad 4 us😡

  • GoRangers23

    ABD was bothered by the heat there in Washington. The Rangers better hurry up with that roof!

    • wetfeet

      Humid heat that is the killer.. When the temp and the humidity both get over 90, it just feels hotter!

      • GoRangers23

        He might not make it when it gets to be over 100 here. Hopefully he will warm up slowly and get used to it.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Then you have Texas August heat. Dry 105+ that it dries anything you sweat out faster than it can cool you off.

  • possumrld

    Well rangers fans, even though “we still have to look up to see the bottom”, this was a very enjoyable series sweep to have followed!
    Later gators!

    • GoRangers23

      Later Poss!

  • Rod Harper

    Give ABD another game ball for another good start! Who would have thought the Rangers would go into the nation’s capital and sweep Scherzer, Bryce Harper, and the Nationals? The Rangers might be better off switching to the National League considering their interleague record this season! 😁⚾⚾

    • dearmidol

      10-2.

    • SABERMETRICS MASTER

      Don’t forget ….. Elvis is FANTASTIC!!!!

  • TD30

    https://twitter.com/Evan_P_Grant/status/874048644382699522
    Sounds like ABD’s wife gives a pretty good pep talk. She must be meaning from Mrs Choo. 😉

  • WhoKnowscs

    Saw Rangergrl on mlb give an update on Dyson: “Sam Dyson in his 1st Giants appearance: 0.0 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, WP.”

    • GoRangers23

      Bless his heart. He needs a good hitting coach.

  • JacobMcCandles

    2 games out of the WC and that’s a bad thing😎