Yearly Archives: 2016

25-19. 51 comments

The Rangers swept the Astros in Houston, beating the once invincible Dallas Keuchel to win their twenty-fifth game of the season. ***** WEEK SEVEN. Originally published May 23, 2016. It was the worst of weeks. It was the best of weeks. The Rangers headed to Oakland fresh off The Punch […]

24-19. 52 comments

The Rangers met the Astros in the second game of the three-game series. Of course, the Rangers won. I said it was the Astros. ***** A .693 WINNING PERCENTAGE. Originally published May 22, 2016. The Harlem Globetrotters had the Washington Generals. From 1953 until 1995, the Washington Generals had a record of 6–13,000 […]

23-19. 78 comments

After The Punch, the Rangers went on to lose three in a row, getting swept by hapless Oakland. But, fear not, their next three games were against Houston. No better way to regain your sea legs than a series with the Astros. Texas went into Houston and won the first of […]

22-16. 55 comments

May 15 was my fourth daughter’s graduation from college. That same day the Rangers were playing. I was following the game on my MLB app on my phone but, right as the ceremony started, I was informed it might be a better idea to pay attention to my daughter’s graduation […]

21-16. 14 comments

After dropping the first of three to Toronto, the Rangers earned an extra-innings victory on a home run in the bottom of the tenth with two outs by Drew Stubbs, who was pinch hitting for Mitch Moreland. It was the Rangers twenty-first win of the season. Shawn Tolleson was starting to […]

20-15. 16 comments

The Rangers were starting to make their never ever quit mantra actually mean something, with another late-inning, come-from-behind victory, the second in a row over the White Sox. ***** ANOTHER COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN. Originally published May 12, 2016 Yesterday the Rangers lost a lead, then got it back, lost a lead, […]

19-15. 18 comments

After yet another loss to the White Sox to start a three-game series, the Rangers finally beat Chicago 13-11 for their nineteenth win of the season. They were starting to earn a reputation for coming from behind.   ***** DELAYED GRATIFICATION. Originally published May 11, 2016 We live in a […]

18-14 34 comments

The Rangers swept Detroit to go 18-14 on the season. Here is how it looked then. WEEK FIVE. Originally published May 9, 2016 The Rangers finished the week at 4-3, on a seven-game road trip that featured some really nice recoveries. A sweep of the Detroit Tigers on the heels of […]

17-14 37 comments

The Rangers lost three of four to Toronto, then went into Detroit reeling. They won the first two games. This one, they hit four home runs to win 10-5. This was in the middle of Powerball mania that was sweeping the country. I didn’t win. ***** POWERBALL. Originally published May […]