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I’m really glad I didn’t try to stay awake for last night’s game. Eleven innings? This girl doesn’t have it in her for any of that nonsense. Especially since it was a loss. Not quite as fun to wake up to that box score this morning.
You know what else wasn’t fun? Watching Jeff Baker limp off the field in the 1st inning after making a great sliding catch. He’s been swinging the bat pretty well, so it’s a shame to watch him go out like that. I hope he’s not seriously injured.
Nelson Cruz’ three-run home run in the 6th might have been the most fun part of the game. And I actually saw that part of it. I was almost asleep, but that woke me up for a few more batters. It definitely gave me hope the boys might claw back and rally too as Cruz’ bomb brought the Rangers to a 4-3 deficit. With three innings left, I felt like they could surely get the job done.
They tied the game up when Adrian Beltre came home on a David Murphy double play in the 8th. But they couldn’t
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Last night Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish continued his dominant season. Darvish pitched 6 Innings, giving up only 3 hits and no runs, while striking out 11 against the Angels, improving his record to 4-1. This GIF is awesome. It shows all five of Darvish’s pitches in one motion. You just have to see it for yourself.
Shout-out to @MindOfStan on Twitter, which is where I saw this...
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington likes to say that Yu Darvish can throw 29,000 different pitches.
Thanks to a poster DShep on Lone Star Ball, we got to see him throw five pitches at once in his start Wednesday night against Los Angeles.
The GIF shows Darvish throwing five pitches from basically the same release point at the same time with the ball doing different and unthinkable...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has great control over five pitches, and this spectacular GIF proves it.
Yu Darvish is truly coming into his own in his second year in the majors. The Texas Rangers starter was an out away from throwing a perfect game against the Houston Astros in his first start of the season. He struck out 14 that game, which set the tone for the rest of the month. Darvish has posted double-digit strikeout totals in his last two starts, giving him an MLB-leading 49...
Some guy on Twitter named Drew merged the five primary pitches of the Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish into one fabulous GIF. There are no women popping their top at the ballpark (does that happen?) and Nolan Ryan isn’t using Robin Ventura’s dome as a punching bag, but this might be the best baseball GIF ever created.
Notice how Darvish’s release point is the exact same for all...
Watch this gif, it is a blend of Yu Darvish throwing all five of his pitches. Watch each pitch do their thing, yet Darvish’s mechanics, motion, arm speed and action is the exact same for every pitch. That is the ultimate gift of a great pitcher, absolute perfect blend of deception and mechanical discipline.
Yu Darvish is having a great season already and thanks to this incredible .GIF. What you are seeing here is YU’s slider, four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, a cutter and a curveball all on top of each other. Amazing work from Reddit.
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Making an April bid for the AL Cy Young, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish dominated the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. Darvish, now 4-1 on the young season, struck out 11 in six scoreless innings pitched while lowering his ERA to just 1.65. In just his second season in the majors, Darvish has now recorded his 11th double digit strikeout performance of his career in just 34...
With their lineup locked in and their pitchers on a roll, the Texas Rangers are clicking on all cylinders.
The Rangers try to continue their surge as they open a four-game set against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night at Target Field.
After sweeping Seattle over the weekend, Texas (14-7) kicked off this seven-game trip by taking two of three from the Los Angeles Angels. Yu...
Confession: I fell asleep in the 7th inning last night.
I tried valiantly to stay up and watch the game. But my MLB.tv buffers so much (thanks, cheap internet!) that I fell asleep between the parts of the game I actually got to see.
Needless to say, I was delighted to wake up this morning and check the box score (yeah, that’s the first thing I did). It sounds like I missed...
After the historic collapse last season, the Texas Rangers relinquished their season long hold on first place and ended up losing the AL West to the Oakland A’s. After the Baltimore Orioles finished off the Rangers in the playoffs, the 2012 season ended very swiftly for a team that had hopes of returning to the World Series for the third straight year. After the season, there...
Nelson Cruz capped a nine-run fourth inning with a three-run
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nick Tepesch pitched six strong innings for his second win while Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz each drove in runs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
The first-place Rangers have won six of their last seven games.
Tepesch (2-1) allowed five hits in 6 2-3 innings. He shut the Twins out through six before Josh Willingham...
Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck was in the line of fire on Wednesday night, and his manly region got the worst end of a foul ball.
A.J. Pierzynski was up in the fourth inning of the Texas Rangers-LA Angels game and checked his swing on a pitch from Nick Maronde. He fouled the ball off, and it appeared to go into the dirt before jumping up and nailing Hirschbeck in the groin. The...
As many guys can attest to: getting hit in the groin isn't fun.
During Wednesday night's Texas Rangers/Los Angeles Angels game, home plate umpire John Hirschbeck unfortunately took a pitch to the groin due to an unlucky bounce.
Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski was at the plate and Angels pitcher Nick Maronde fired a low fastball to catcher Chris Ianetta.