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Player of the Game
Just two days after getting his first Player of the Game with his first RBI, Matt LaPorta knocked in his second and third runs of the year with his first home run on the season. Along with two singles, this gave him a POG score of 5.07, enough to beat out a great start by Zach McAllister (4.21) and the late inning hero Jason Kipnis (4.07).
Matt LaPorta hit a game tying two run home run in the top of the ninth, giving the Indians a glimpse of what they hoped he would be, just in time for the season to be over. The fact that his first home run of 2012 came in mid-September shows why he spent most of the season in Columbus.
Zach McAllister threw a fantastic game, going 6 innings and just allowing a single earned run. Over that span he struck out six batters and made up (at least a little bit) for his last three terrible starts.
The Indians finally got Chris Perez a save opportunity with a powerful 9th inning comeback. After six straight losse...
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers could be without set-up man Mike Adams for the next few days as he deals with a tight trapezius muscle in his right shoulder.
Adams felt it Tuesday night in the eighth inning against Cleveland. He allowed two runs in 23 of an inning. He said the muscle tightened up on him during the outing and gradually got worse. He said it felt like he was shot...
Slugger Josh Hamilton is back in the Texas Rangers lineup after getting an injection to lubricate his sore left knee.
Hamilton, who leads the majors with 41 home runs and 121 RBIs, said before Friday night's game against Seattle that his knee was already feeling ''90 percent better than it did before.''
Hamilton came out late in Wednesday night's game and...
The Cleveland Indians snapped their five-game losing streak Thursday night with a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers. The bigger news for Cleveland came before the game, when manager Manny Acta announced a change in the rotation. Acta said left-hander David Huff would replace right-hander Jeanmar Gomez in the starting staff, with Gomez being sent to the bullpen. The move wasn't...
For the 10th time this season, Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton homered in the same game Wednesday night. The Texas Rangers can only hope it's not the last chance they get. While the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Wednesday to guarantee they'd lose no ground on teams pursuing them in the AL West and AL home-field advantage races, they did lose three players...
Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton and third baseman Adrian Beltre are not in the starting lineup because of injuries.
Hamilton received an injection for his sore left knee Wednesday night and is expected to be return for the Rangers' game Friday night against Seattle.
Beltre, who strained his left shoulder while diving to stop a grounder, had an MRI Wednesday night that revealed...
When was the last time I was able to write something positive regarding our baseball team? Im seriously at a loss, or should I say several losses, because that’s all the Indians seem to do these days. They look like a team asleep at the wheel, looking forward to the day the season is over. The slump has worn down everyone. The pitching has been horrific. The offense never came...
Every year at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Commissioner Bud Selig addresses the assembled cash providers and architects of the 30 teams and proceeds to roast one.
He basically chooses the worst deal of the offseason, and in 2011 he believed that to be the Texas Rangers' signing of Adrian Beltre for five years and $80 million.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels...
Going into a three game series with Detroit, the Indians guarantee they will only be losing to teams from the Central Division for the rest of the year. Since the Indians are out of it and I hate the idea of a team trying for a high draft pick, I like to set personal goals for Indians just to make the season a little more interesting. A few of these I have already stated, like Masterson...
Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has recorded the 200th strikeout of his debut season in the major leagues.
Darvish became the first major league rookie to reach that mark since Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out 201 batters for Boston in 2007.
After Seattle right fielder Carlos Peguero led off the fifth with a strikeout, Darvish's fourth of the game and 200th of the season...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has left Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a strained left shoulder.
Beltre landed hard on his left side when he made a diving stop of Russ Canzler's grounder in the second inning.
After Beltre drew a walk in the third, Rangers manager Ron Washington and trainer Jamie Reed checked...
Player of the Game
Carlos Santana just beat out David Huff for his 15th of the season. The Indians only scored two runs and Santana was part of both of them, scoring the first when he singled and scored on a Casey Kotchman fielder's choice with the bases loaded. He knocked in the other run with a sacrifice fly after Ezequiel Carrera singled and got himself to third. His final...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre homered before each left the game with injuries, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday night.
Hamilton didn't take the field in the top of the eighth inning, and the Rangers announced just before the game ended that the slugger was forced out because of left knee soreness.
Player of the Game
WIth a score of 2.77, Chris Seddon won his 2nd Player of the Game ever. Seddon pitched 2 solid innings and struck out 3.
The non-Mafia part of the bullpen pitched well tonight. Chris Seddon and Frank Herrmann each pitched 2 innings and combined for 5 strike outs. The did not allow a single hit or walk in 4 innings pitched.
Jason Donald was hit...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. SCOUT Leaderboards: Double-A Texas League
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
SCOUT Leaderboards: Double-A Texas League
Regarding What Is SCOUT, First of All
SCOUT is a (likely absurd, admittedly unnecessary) metric designed by the author to...