Texas Rangers

Falling short.   Recently updated !

The Rangers fell one game short. Corey Seager fell one hit short. Adolis Garcia, Marcus Semien, and Mitch Garver fell home run short. The Ranger went into Seattle needing to win two games. They won one. Corey Seager needed at least one hit to win the batting title. He went […]

Heaney and Heim.   Recently updated !

Sounds like a law firm. Heaney and Heim. Like one of those personal injury lawyers that advertise how they get results. Heaney and Heim got results, all right. They carried the Rangers into the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. They stepped up in the biggest game of […]


The Rangers are running on fumes. It’s not on E yet but they are out of fuel. With Jon Gray going down with an arm strain, the Rangers have three starters left: Nathan Eovaldi, Jordan Montgomery, and Dane Dunning. That wouldn’t be deadly normally but what that means is they […]

Bad Chapman.

The good thing with Aroldis Chapman is, you know after one pitch which Chapman you are going to get. So you know the outcome before it happens. Either you get Good Chapman who blows away hitters with his fastball. Or you get Bad Chapman who cannot find the strike zone […]


With the Rangers 5-0 win and the Mariners 8-3 loss, the Texas Rangers clinched a playoff spot.  They head into the last four games of the season up four games on third-place Seattle. But they own the tie breaker should they tie. Which means, if the Rangers were to get […]

A great one bows out.

Brooks Robinson died yesterday. Growing up a Reds fan, I should have hated Brooks Robinson the player. But I didn’t.  He single-handedly destroyed Cincinnati in the 1970 World Series, making sparkling play after sparkling play at third, killing rallies, ripping out the hearts of Reds fans.  That World Series, he […]

Back to back to back.

Three home runs in a row. Six wins in a row. Twelve wins in their last sixteen. It seems the Rangers have snapped out of their deep funk. What a difference having a healthy offense makes. The Rangers lineup, one through nine, is pretty potents. Semien, Seager, Lowe, Jung, Garcia, […]

Blueprint for success.

The Rangers followed their blueprint for success.  1. Hit six home runs. 2. Score nine runs. 3. Have at least a five-run lead when you turn it over to the bullpen. 4. Hold on for dear life. For the second straight game against the Mariners, the Rangers took a big […]

Rangers up lead to 1.5 games.

It’s never easy. And it’s never clean. But the Rangers bullpen held tight again. Somehow. With a razor-thin 2-0 lead after seven brilliant innings by Jordan Montgomery, Bruce Bochy threw caution to the wind and went with his bullpen.  He plucked Jose Leclerc from the top of the scrap heap […]

Carter and Jung.

The Rangers are back in first place, the only way they know how. Outscoring their bullpen. They jumped to an 8-0 lead, then hung on to an 8-5 victory, leaving bases loaded, and leaving everyone in Rangers Nation with high blood pressure and missing clumps of hair. The kids won […]