Kevin Sutton

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Last night’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers may have been the most satisfying victory of the season for the Rangers.  After being thrashed 15-2 in the series opener on Tuesday, Texas pulled off a cliffhanger 3-2 win with the tying run thrown out at home to end the […]

Seager 3, Dodgers 2.

Thank the baseball gods that Corey Seager is back. Without him, the Rangers are hopeless. With him, they have a fighting chance. The Rangers got the first two on in second—Semien and Seager—and the non-Seagers couldn’t drive them in. The Rangers got a runner to second in the second inning. […]

Even the graphics guys were embarrassed.

Taken to the woodshed. Read the riot act. Raked over the coals. Thrashed. Torn a new one. Had the sh** kicked out of them. Whipped, trounced, mauled, whipped, drubbed, routed. There are a lot of ways to describe how the Texas Rangers kicked off this most important west coast road […]

Dirty dozen.

The good news is, the Rangers finally scored more than two runs in a game on Sunday. The bad news is, the easy part of the schedule is over. The Rangers have three in LA against the Dodgers then three in Seattle, come home for three against the Mets, then […]

Hitting pause.

Writing a daily Rangers blog here at RangersRounding3rd has been a labor of love (mostly) these last ten years. I took over this blog from Twig in the middle of 2014, which was a miserable year to be a Rangers fan. Texas finished in last, lost 95 games, and lost […]

The Smolinski effect.

Does anyone remember Jake Smolinski? Or, more to the point, does anyone remember Jake Smolinski’s 2014 call up with the Rangers? Smolinksi was an outfielder in the Rangers system in 2014 when he was called up toward the end of the 2014 season. This was the season the Rangers would […]

A feat that will never be topped.

Finally, the Rangers offense showed up last night. In historic fashion. It lasted all of two batters. But, it showed up. And it was spectacular. Marcus Semien walked. Corey Seager homered. The Rangers were up 2-0. Then, having accomplished a feat that will never in the history of baseball be […]

Rangers are lucky.

Here’s one way to look at this recent freefall the Rangers are in. They’ve won two of their last twelve games. They lost their last four series, being swept in two of them. They cannot hit. Their defense has been horrid. Their bullpen is the worst in baseball. They’ve lost four […]

Have they played this game before?

Sometimes you wonder if they’ve ever played before. A throw Lowe couldn’t catch at first in the second followed by a caught stealing that instead of ending up actually catching the runner stealing ends up with the throw sailing into the outfield. All of which ends up with two runs […]

Not enough.

It was the tale of two teams. One, marching toward the playoffs. The other, sliding into irrelevance. Both teams ran out their best starting pitchers. Jon Gray with his 2.08 ERA, and Ranger Suarez with his minuscule 1.37 ERA. Both teams left a two-out walk on base without scoring in […]