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Oakland’s third baseman Matt Chapman was playing back which allowed the Rangers runner at third Danny Santana to take a much longer than usual lead which allowed the Rangers hitter Delino DeShields to execute a perfect sacrifice squeeze which allowed the winning run to score.

 

Two triples.

A steal of home.

A sacrifice squeeze. To score the go-ahead run. With two outs.

A comeback from five down.

A lot of things we might not see all season we saw in one wonderful, thrilling, unlikely, amazing game.

If only they played every game in Arlington. The Rangers, down 7-2 after four innings, came roaring back for the third time in eight home games. They were down 6-3 in Game 2 of the season and won 8-6. They were down 5-0 in Game 3 of the season and came back to win 11-10.

But yesterday’s was even more unlikely. Not because of the size of the deficit they overcame but the way they did it.

It started with Elvis Andrus, as most things this season will. He took over for Adrian Beltre as Team Leader/Franchise Face/Miracle Worker/Shoulder Carrier/At-Bat to Watch.

All he did was triple in a run in the first. Then steal home right after that. Draw a walk. Hit a home run. Then a single. He’s batting .414, second-best in the league, with an OPS of 1.088.

You might go a week without seeing a triple. The Rangers got two in one game. Danny Santana made a grand entrance with the biggest hit of the day, and the way his career has been going lately, the biggest he’s had in years. His triple into the right center Bermuda Triangle drove in two runs to tie the game.

Then, with two outs, possibly the most unlikely of thing. It surprised everybody in the Ballpark. Including the nine players in green on the field.

Delino DeShields, with two outs and a 1-and-1 count, noticed Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman was playing deep. Chapman, a gold glove fielder considered the best defensive third baseman in the American League, had, inexplicably, committed two errors already. DeShields decided to test him. He laid down a perfect bunt, Danny Santana read it perfectly, Oakland’s illiterate defense couldn’t read it, and all they could do was eat the ball and wonder how they just let the game slip away.

It was a huge win for the Rangers for a lot of reasons. It got them back to .500, which just feels good. It kept them from going 1-6 in their last seven games (2-5 isn’t October material but it’s better than 1-6), it saved another bad Rangers pitching performance, and it provided Rangers Nation with one of the most downright enjoyable games ever.

One Sunday before Easter the Rangers may have resurrected fun in Texas baseball.

*****
TODAY’S GAME:

Trevor Cahill (1-1, 3.50) vs. Shelby Miller (0-1, 9.53)
Game time: 7:05

  • GoRangers23
  • GoRangers23

    Good morning everyone! Here are the pics from over the weekend. Refresh. Have a good day!

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  • IKF good at baseball

    This kid, Jude gets around:

    This picture has my heart. ❤️@NomarMzra26 came back to the door when he noticed Jude waving at him. These @rangers are good, good people making dreams come true. It’s moments like these that deepen our love for the game and this team. Come on, March 28th. We’re ready for you.⚾️💙 pic.twitter.com/G34D2HAkNQ— Anna Roe (@annacroe) January 30, 2019

    • IKF good at baseball

      And yet again:

      Seriously. @JoeyGallo24 is the coolest. We happened to run into him while walking around @Rangers #fanfest. Jude immediately spotted him. He took the time to stop and make his entire day. It was a couple of minutes that meant the world to my boy. Forever Team Gallo. Lifelong fans pic.twitter.com/XspJUaIs1A— Anna Roe (@annacroe) January 27, 2019

      • possumrld

        IKF, It is always so nice when we learn first hand, that someone who we admire is worthy of our admiration, not only on the field, but off of it as well!

    • isittime

      It’s great these guys take time to great the fans, especially the little guys and gals.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Good times for Lone star ball. Rangers playing exciting and Houston is the hottest team in mlb

  • possumrld

    Good article Kev! This game was indeed, “The Elvis Show”! Wow!
    And overall, except for the starting pitching, (Samson must have gotten a haircut just before the game) I think this has to be one of the most well played Rangers games I have ever seen.
    But in Samson’s defense, I do think he probably had a case of the “first big league start jitters”. And he probably also got rattled by that first home run. But I do think his past numbers indicate he is better than that. But we also know not all good bullpen guys can make the transition to being an effective starter. Time alone will tell.

  • Nate Whitten

    Kevin, as usual, you’ve written a great summary of a great game. I hope folks don’t ever take it for granted. I won’t.

    Some folks did not realize how important Elvis is to this team until he missed most of last year and the team missed him–big time. Yesterday was showcase for this multi-talented player. I don’t know how he ranks with defensive metrics. I would think he is certainly better than average. But at the plate–there is not a SS I’d rather have, although there may be one somewhere that does more. I don’t care. Stealing home takes much more than speed. One has to be watching a pitcher’s tendencies and how much attention others are paying to him, the runner. They were not watching. Elvis was.

    Triples are rare. Only in the park HRs offer more excitement as far as a hit is concerned. But then, there is one other play that rivals those. Not to correct you, but it was not really a sacrifice squeeze, since with 2 outs, no sacrifice can be made! It was rarer than that. A squeeze bunt for a hit(with 2 outs) that got in the winning run. THAT takes guts, speed and paying attention to the game. DD showed again how valuable he can be.

    And then Leclerc was able to get his moxie back. That was sorely needed. A great game for the Rangers who showed that they can play ball without the long ball being the focus.

    • RR3

      Thanks, Nate. I appreciate the kind words.

    • Rowdy Yates

      None of us take Kevin for granted. That’s why we pay him so much and award him such great benefits. I mean, he just took a week vacation last month and might take another week next year. Suggest you buy his book, “The Midol Diaries” as that’ll put another couple bucks in his pocket and will also make you laugh like you’ve never laughed before. Though you probably do need to be married or have been married and had kids.

      • elkaba

        What are The Midol Diaries? Is that new? I have Dear Midol and it’s a riot, but I don’t have the Diaries.

        • RR3

          He just remembered it wrong. But, dammit, now I have to write a sequel.

          • JacobMcCandles

            LOL…………Title it Diaries of Lola

      • Nate Whitten

        I will get it. Knowing his sense of humor, I am sure I will literally laugh out loud in reading it. I have the prerequisites that you mentioned. I did not know about it. Thank you for telling me.
        You are right about the salary and benefits. We might need to work on that. Like I used to say about my non-existent Christmas bonus–it’s going to be twice as much this year as it was last year.

        • RR3

          If you are inclined to get it, thanks. It’s called Dear Midol, and you can find it on amazon.com, or at dearmidol.com.

          • Rowdy Yates

            How could I have forgotten the name of the book? It was just 3 yrs ago I read it! Senility is ugly. Though I think “Midol Diaries” might be an even better title! Feel free to use it for your next book.

        • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

          $16.18 with tax included on Amazon.

      • RR3

        Thanks, Rowdy. I really appreciate everyone’s continued support on this site.

  • GoRangers23

    Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is burning.

    • Rowdy Yates

      Horrible. One of the most beautiful and iconic places in Europe. A truly awe inspiring reminder of what a great country France once was. And how inept France is today. Macron has just said it will be ‘restored’. Really? You can’t ‘restore’ hundreds of years old items. They’re gone forever. A sad day for the world.

    • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

      That’s a total tragedy. According the the reports I have heard the authorities say “they don’t know how to put it out.” You’d think they’d have had at least one contingency plan. Utter stupidity if it’s true. Think of all the irreplaceable art works and stuff that’s being ruined. Even stupid me keeps a few fire extinguishers laying around. Of course I’d probably be ahead of the game if I just let this joint burn and start over without all our “stuff.” Good grief the History that’s going up in flames. There’s no excuse for not having a plan of some sort.

      • elkaba

        They have had plans in place for years. There’s even a dedicated reservoir just for Notre Dame. It’s just hard to get enough really big and heavy enough equipment down those narrow streets and past all the gawkers in time to stop a blaze once it gets going.

        • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

          I was thinking more along the lines of pre-installed fire suppression systems. Halon, CO2, whatever is appropriate for the particular area.

          • Rowdy Yates

            Yep you think they’d have had some of that too. But it’s France. Not exactly forward thinking.

          • JacobMcCandles

            You aint a whoofin

        • Nate Whitten

          What can one say? If the “plan” is unworkable, then it is useless. Maybe it’s impossible to have one that would overcome the impediments. I don’t much like it when someone tells me that something can’t be done

        • Rowdy Yates

          The French Govt is now blaming the tourista gawkers for running to the area to watch and ‘blocking’ the equipment. So …. go in with the fire trucks and turn the hoses on the tourists if they don’t clear the way. It’s just water on them but it might could have saved the cathedral. Rebuilding the edifice doesn’t replace the irreplacable items lost. Without them it’s just another big church.

          • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

            Heck yeah! They use water canons on demonstrators, why not on clods that are getting in the way of emergency crews?

          • JacobMcCandles

            Hope it’s not. True, French are a whiny bunch

  • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin
    • Mr.C

      Great

      Choo leading off!

  • Mr.C

    Kevin
    Are you finally drinking Elvis Kool Aid?

    I’m amazed by your writing today and by Poss giving Sampson the benefit of the doubt on his 1st start. (which, by the way, I agree 100%).

    Now I only need to Jake to post something positive about Elvis without mentioning the Houston Astros.

    (((somebody say AMEN)))

    • elkaba

      AMEN, AMEN and AMEN!

      • Mr.C

        LOLA

    • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

      Amen

    • RR3

      It’s hard not to point out how dominating he has been the last few years just like it wasn’t hard to point out how disappointing he was the three or four previous seasons.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Elvis is FANTASTIC and would make a nice back up to Correa!!!

      • Mr.C

        LOL

      • RR3

        Not THAT is funny. And true.

  • TD30
  • Mr.C

    Both towers of Norte Dame are safe despite the fire

  • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

    Oh joy! Gallo had in inner ear infection. I’m sure that helps his hitting immensely. It’s all cleared up on one day? Just what a batter needs, vertigo.
    Jared Sadler

    “Gallo said that he not only had an inner ear infection but a fever of 103. He’s back in today’s lineup.”

  • RR3

    I’m going to tonight’s game. I sure hope they are able to crank out another one like yesterday.

    • JacobMcCandles

      May be chilly….but it looks great. Going to Oklahoma tomorrow will see Arkansas Naturals or Tulsa…….both AA teams

      • RR3

        Minor league games are a lot of fun.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Yep…..watcched OKC when they were Rangers. I know a dude in Siloam Springs and I visit him…..try to go when Frisco is there

    • Mr.C

      Trout is back in the lineup.
      That’s good for baseball.

      Enjoy the game. Where will you be seating?

      • RR3

        My seats are in the upper deck, Section 330, but there will be plenty of empty seats to move down to.

        • Mr.C

          Might be tough to find you in the crowd.

    • GT500

      It’s pretty empty out here

  • JacobMcCandles

    I have either forgottent the rule or didn’t know….in BB Do you have to declare injuries for the game?

    • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

      I have no idea and have no been able to find anything on the net. So, maybe there isn’t a specific rule.

      • JacobMcCandles

        I know in football you have too….but Gallo wasn’t available last night and it was not announced

  • JacobMcCandles

    13 million people see Notre Dame every yr. They can’t water bomb it for fear of it crumbling

    • FatEddy Ain’t Gud at Nuttin

      There are literally dozens of other fire retardants available. Some deliverable by air and some not. All that said, this particular fire is so localized air delivery by anything other than helo probably wouldn’t be feasible. Helo probably woulldn’t be feasible either due to updrafts from the fire and load limitations of helo’s. In short, they are in a fix.

  • TD30

    Time to come back again.

    • Mr.C

      Yess

  • JacobMcCandles

    N Dame cathedral gutted……saved the two towers……took 200 years to finished building. Some looks at repairs that have needed to be done a long time ago are embarrasing…but thats the French.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Shelby does not inspire much faith.

  • WhoKnowscs

    6-0 coming up.

    • WhoKnowscs

      I’ll gladly accept being wrong.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Just don’t say you would walk him

        • WhoKnowscs

          If he walks he walks, but don’t make a bad pitch.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Will say it makes more sense than the last time

  • JacobMcCandles

    Santana saves a run

  • Mr.C

    Ay Madre de Dios

    • Mr.C

      Good walk

      • JacobMcCandles

        Prob get this wrong but my Dad said at the old Ranger stadium when they walked a Ranger they would play “Walk like a man!!!” from the Four seasons

    • JacobMcCandles

      Hace cerveza muy frio por favor

      • Mr.C

        Your Spanish is as good as my English

        • JacobMcCandles

          That not right…..used it in Mexico before????

  • WhoKnowscs

    Miller’s problem is he doesn’t look like he has an out pitch.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Miller doesn’t belong in the rotation but then that’s really at least 2 of the 5 we started out with.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Just looks like a dead arm to me

      • WhoKnowscs

        Yep, his balls are clearly balls, and his breaking pitches don’t break enough.

  • WhoKnowscs

    49 pitches through 2 innings screams scared to throw a strike or incapable of throwing a good one.

    • Mr.C

      96 mph dead arm?

      Looks like confidence issues. Give the guy a chance.

      • WhoKnowscs

        Then scared to throw a strike it is.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Not about Velo…..no movement

  • WhoKnowscs

    Let’s get the comeback started!

  • WhoKnowscs

    That half inning was too quick.

  • Mr.C

    Well
    We got 1 run

    We need a 1-2-3 inning from Miller now.

    • WhoKnowscs

      I’ll settle for a 0 run inning.

  • WhoKnowscs

    How about a strikeout Miller, no need to go to 3 balls

  • Mr.C

    Beltre/Elvis

    • WhoKnowscs

      Yep that’s what it reminded me of.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I don’t care who gets it! Just don’t let it drop!

  • Mr.C

    That was astrike

  • Mr.C

    There is your movement

  • Mr.C

    One more out

  • Mr.C

    Wow

    Wind got that one

  • JacobMcCandles

    I laugh at that DD arm….throws a pop fly back to the infield

    • Mr.C

      He should have caught that ball IMO

      • Rowdy Yates

        DD is not fantastic.

        • Mr.C

          I’m not a fan of DD
          I’ve seen enough of him

          I would play Gallo in CF
          Pence in LF

          Choo in RF

          Mazara DH

  • Mr.C

    Movement again

    • Mr.C

      and again

  • Rowdy Yates

    DD’s glove of steel. How many times has he taken his eyes off the ball while making a catch and doing that. Several times every season.

  • Mr.C

    Come on

    Back to the curve

    • Mr.C

      Lucky Miller

      Wrong pitch

  • Rowdy Yates

    Choo Choo!!!

  • Mr.C

    Choo was due.

  • WhoKnowscs

    We need to score more than 2 now.

  • Mr.C

    All we need is a fly ball to RF

    • Mr.C

      Hahahahahahaha

    • WhoKnowscs

      What’s with RF? Oh the jet stream.

      • Mr.C

        Wind

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well that was fortunate . . . hope we can take advantage of it.

  • Mr.C

    Come on Ma
    Make them pay

  • WhoKnowscs

    Tie us up?

    • WhoKnowscs

      Thx.

  • Mr.C

    Cahill is a good pitcher

    • WhoKnowscs

      Yes, Very good, you may even say an ACE

      • JacobMcCandles

        Haha……that is a stretch

        • WhoKnowscs

          Shhhhhh, Rangers crush aces so Cahill needs to be an Ace.

          • Mr.C

            True dat

  • JacobMcCandles

    Pujols was bitching but that was his ball

    • Mr.C

      That was luck

  • WhoKnowscs

    Woohoo, finally getting his pitch count up.

    • Mr.C

      Clap Clap clap clap clap

  • JacobMcCandles

    Bombs away

  • Rowdy Yates

    Wow …. Joey crushed that ball.

    • Mr.C

      Do you know I have his jersey?

      • Rowdy Yates

        Shoot …. you’ve probably even got Chavez’ jersey! 😉

        • Mr.C

          Come on man !

  • WhoKnowscs

    i think that would have been out in pretty much every park.

  • Mr.C

    It’s Miller time now !!!!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Okay Shelby’s nemesis is here . . . the dreaded 3rd out.

  • TD30

    Nice grab DD!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well how about that DD caught a fish.

  • Mr.C

    Good finish for Miller

    Kyle Dowdy next

    He had a bad 1st game
    Let’s hope he is better tonight.

  • WhoKnowscs

    It’s a shame the Rangers didn’t wear their red jerseys we need some unnecessary complications.

  • WhoKnowscs

    What you call a wild pitch with nobody on base?

  • Mr.C

    I’m not a fan of DD

  • Rowdy Yates

    Come on DD get you head outta you ***. The other amazing event prior to that play was Cahill threw over to 1st base … to keep Maz close to the bag

  • Mr.C

    That was a strike

  • WhoKnowscs

    Shelby gave up 4 run in 4,1 innings(so far) and his ERA went down.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Conserve pitches if you can!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well . . . Howdy Dowdy.

  • Straxusd

    This ump stinks. I am looking at mlb pitch track and he is calling a lot of strikes balls for both pictures

    • WhoKnowscs

      As long as he’s consistent between teams its fair though.

  • Mr.C

    Wife called me and didn’t see Kyle pitching

    How did he look?

    • WhoKnowscs

      Decent.

    • GoRangers23

      I really wish I knew. My house is full of very loud young men who won’t stop talking. 😡 My youngest keeps asking me when we are going to watch something else. He has asked about 500 times. I’m about to throttle him!

  • Mr.C

    Elvis better than Correa

  • WhoKnowscs

    Nomar is due to start hitting sometime.

    • Mr.C

      All he needs Is fly ball to RF

      • WhoKnowscs

        At this point I’ll talk a fly ball just about anywhere.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Could this be a first?

  • WhoKnowscs

    The First pitch could have been the first.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Even better.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Without the shift that’s a double play.

  • WhoKnowscs

    I’m reminded of a few years back when the Rangers couldn’t wait to put the ball in play usually to their detriment. Lots of 10 pitch or less innings it seemed.

  • Mr.C

    We need a single

    • Mr.C

      Almost a double

  • Rowdy Yates

    Hah … even Nomar knows he’s too slow to make it to 3rd.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Do that again just five feet higher!

  • WhoKnowscs

    What was that?

  • Mr.C

    IKF better than RC

  • Rowdy Yates

    Boy the Angels are lousy defensively. Have looked like a high school team tonight. Any decent throw just on the plate and Maz was dead meat.

    • WhoKnowscs

      Trout the only one that can throw.

  • GoRangers23

    WooHoo!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Angels pen may be good but they’ve still been coming into games early like ours. Starting to get warn out.

  • Rowdy Yates

    Nice clutch hit DD! That’s a couple clutch hits by him the last couple games.

  • Mr.C

    I still don’t like DD

  • GoRangers23

    Now we’re talkin’!

  • Mr.C

    I bet DD will get caught stealing

    • Mr.C

      Ok
      I’m eating crow

  • WhoKnowscs

    2 More of those Dowdy! . . . No that wasn’t a one pitch out.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Remember when Gallo was considered a trade chip because the Indians were interested in a consistent LF?

    • possumrld

      I member when he was consider by some to be a “total chump”. 🙂 And maybe the jury is still out on Joey. But he seems to be improving his approach at the plate in small increments.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Feel free to take your time and Heal up Rouggie. We’ll let you know.

    • possumrld

      lol. WKscs! I haven’t wanted to start a row by bringing it up. But I ain’t missin’ him right now.

      • WhoKnowscs

        The “right now” is why I said “we’ll let you know.”

        • possumrld

          For sure!

    • Mr.C

      LOLA

  • Mr.C

    Santana better than Odor

    • JacobMcCandles

      Silly

  • WhoKnowscs

    single – steal second – single Repeat 3-4 times.

    • possumrld

      you left out “score” 🙂

      • WhoKnowscs

        repeating it will take care of that. We actually did this exact thing a few years back vs the Angels just after Cruz was suspended.

        • possumrld

          True! ha! ha!

  • possumrld

    So maybe if the Rangers can give the Angels a good old fashioned drubbing, it would help to break the “Angels Jinx”?

    • WhoKnowscs

      I’m just hoping they are saving some runs for the rest of the games in the series.

      • possumrld

        ha! ha! You are on a roll tonight!

  • Mr.C

    Need a fly ball to RF

  • possumrld

    Nadel mentioning that the Rangers may need to find a way to keep Santana playing, when Roogie comes back.
    Possum says, maybe the Rangers can figure a way to play Santana, and keep Roogie from coming back. 🙂

    • Mr.C

      Maybe that’s what Odor needs

      competition

      • possumrld

        ha! Good point! Mr C!

  • GoRangers23

    Yes!

  • possumrld

    Drub ’em! Club ’em! Plug ’em! Bug ’em!

  • possumrld

    Cabrera is smokin’!

  • GoRangers23

    You GO Asdrubal!

  • Mr.C

    What a pick Cabrera has been. !

    • possumrld

      Yes! He is stopping up the hole Beltre left very nicely!

      • Mr.C

        JD is FANTASTIC

        • possumrld

          ha! ha!

        • JacobMcCandles

          You have JDs jersey?

  • WhoKnowscs

    This could be the most runs scored be the Rangers in a game this season since it’s only the 6th.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Put Pence in . . . just to get some play time.

    • Mr.C

      Roger that

  • WhoKnowscs

    Keep hitting them. Maybe they’ll get to a position player pitching.

  • possumrld

    Just a couple more runs, and maybe we’ve got this one. 🙂

  • WhoKnowscs

    I feel better now . . . turning the game on to the bottom of the first to see 3-0 wasn’t great.

    • possumrld

      Yes, I was starting to think, “Oh well, here we go again…”

    • Mr.C

      I never doubted

      • WhoKnowscs

        surrrrrre.

      • possumrld

        I think I am one of those “Ye of little faith” guys. 🙂

        • JacobMcCandles

          Put me in that column

        • WhoKnowscs

          When it comes to the Rangers Realism and Pessimism seem to run intertwined. That’s typically where I am.

        • GoRangers23

          Lol

  • WhoKnowscs

    Do the Angels still have Harvey pitching? I want him to start tomorrow.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Get rid of the tobacco Dowdy. If it’s gum though keep going.

  • possumrld

    Dowdy looked Doubty, against Trout.

  • WhoKnowscs

    The Shift Taketh equally.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Hit it to Cabrera for the Triple Play.

  • possumrld

    Angels will probably get at least one run back here. I hope not though…

  • JacobMcCandles

    DD is not a very good CF…..but will admit his break on the ball has improved

    • possumrld

      DD has the tools. But he often seems a step or two late from being a premium center fielder.

  • Mr.C

    That was a strike

  • Mr.C

    Dowdy is looking good

  • WhoKnowscs

    Keep ’em pitching.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Rangers get TBD and Matt Harvey for this series.

  • Mr.C

    I hope Odor is watching

    • WhoKnowscs

      Hope it’s in fear.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Too many Angel Fans at the park with the cheering.

  • Straxusd

    Gallo is looking good.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Gallo up to .217.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Will we see another Angel Pitcher?

  • WhoKnowscs

    Curtiss is in Save the Pen mode.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Remarkably low bullpen usage despite the starters basically going about 4 innings each.

    • Straxusd

      Yeah I was just looking at that

  • WhoKnowscs

    Come on Bird just a few more pitches.

  • Mr.C

    That was a strike

    • WhoKnowscs

      So what’s new?

      • Mr.C

        That UMP is terrrrrrrible

        • Mr.C

          Isn’t he the one that got Beltre out of a game for moving the on deck circle?

  • WhoKnowscs

    Well lets get the 1 out save Jose.

    • Rowdy Yates

      Don’t think it’s a save with a 5 run lead.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Correct

      • WhoKnowscs

        It was a save because the tying run was in the on deck circle.

  • Mr.C

    Elvis is FANTASTIC

  • Rowdy Yates

    What a great pick by Forsythe.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Closer than it should’ve been…..nice play Elvis

    • Mr.C

      Oy

    • JacobMcCandles

      Game not Elvis…calm down…..LOL

    • Mr.C

      Thanks to the UMP

  • JacobMcCandles

    Foot could be off

  • JacobMcCandles

    Great team game….above .500….who would’ve thunk it

    • Mr.C

      I never doubted

  • WhoKnowscs

    Leclerc still has some hickups it feels like.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Emily…..HUBBA HUBBA

  • JacobMcCandles

    6 of 8 wins…come from behind…….Kevin got to see a good one

  • JacobMcCandles

    When did BOOOOchele join the post game…..how about Murph

    • Rowdy Yates

      After he got canned from the coaching staff.

  • Mr.C

    82 more wins !!!

    • WhoKnowscs

      Why not 86?

  • Mr.C

    Good nite everyone

    • GoRangers23

      Night Mr C!

  • WhoKnowscs

    Just heard, Of Yelich’s 8 home runs . . . 7 have been against the Cardinals. (He hit 3 tonight.)

  • WhoKnowscs

    OWWWWwwwwwOOOOWwww!! Dodger got hit by pitch . . . directly on the knee.

  • WhoKnowscs

    Darvish got his first win since last May.