Monthly Archives: May 2016

The good Derek. 488 comments

  Exactly one month ago, Derek Holland got a win. Five starts later, he gets his next. But Holland didn’t pitched as badly as it might sound during that stretch. Yes, his May did start with a thud. He had a game where he gave up eleven earned runs, followed […]

Week eight. 571 comments

  Two months down, four to go. It’s a long season, but the main narrative the first eight weeks has been the continued disappearances of Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland. In baseball, slumps are long and memories are short. Remember last year? While this year Fielder and Moreland cannot buy a […]

Darvish and other things. 568 comments

  The Rangers beat the Pirates 5-2 at the Ballpark last night. There was a whole lot to like about this game. And a whole lot to forget about. Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in the first, becoming just the fifty-fourth player in major league history to rack up 1500 […]

Profar is back, everybody. 470 comments

    The Rangers got ten hits last night. Yet scored only one run. That’s because the Rangers got zero hits with runners in scoring position. They were 0-for-7 in that regard. It was a frustrating loss, 9-1 to the Pirates. They had runners on in every inning except the […]

DeShields. 776 comments

After Drew Stubbs and Shin-Soo Choo went on the DL on the same day, and the Rangers did not call up Delino DeShields, one thing was obvious. It would seem DeShields’s days as a Ranger are numbered. And that number might be 0. If that’s the case, it is totally […]

Slogans. 543 comments

  Back in the black and white days, there was a slogan for the old Boston Braves that went, “Spahn then Sain then pray for rain.” The Braves had two great starting pitchers; their other two, not so great. Fans prayed those games would get rained out. The Angels have something like that, […]

Shut out. 631 comments

  All you can ask for is a chance. And Angels Manager Mike Scioscia gave the Rangers plenty of them. He is a card carrying member of the Count To 100 Pitches Then Pull Your Dominating Pitcher fraternity. Ever the philanthropist, Scioscia pulled Nick Tropiano, who the Rangers were doing […]

Week seven. 861 comments

  It was the worst of weeks. It was the best of weeks. The Rangers headed to Oakland fresh off The Punch and ended up getting smacked in the proverbial groin, being swept in Oakland in uninspiring fashion. Not only did they lose three games, they lost their closer as well […]

A .693 winning percentage. 566 comments

  The Harlem Globetrotters had the Washington Generals. From 1953 until 1995, the Washington Generals had a record of 6–13,000 against the Globetrotters. That is just 12,994 games under .500. Imagine a starting staff of Tanner Scheppers, Micheal Kirkman, Tom Wilhelmsen, Mark Clark and Naftali Feliz, and you have 12,994 […]