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I was getting sleepy around 7 p.m., so I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stay up for tonight’s West Coast game.  I asked, on Twitter, for the Rangers and my Rangers tweeps to make things interesting for me to stay awake.   Well, they did.  But there were a few “interesting” moments I could have done without. First was Justin Grimm’s misplay at first base in the 2nd inning.  Now, I’m glad Grimm was over ready to cover first base in case Mitch Moreland couldn’t be there.  But I’m not sure why he grabbed the relay throw from Elvis Andrus on a double play.  Fortunately for the Rangers, the umps thought Mitch had the ball (since their gloves were practically crossed) and called the out.  But that could have been really bad for Grimm and the Rangers. (You can see the play in this .gif provided by the always wonderful DShep.) Second was the 9th inning.  Joseph Ortiz has not been himself ever since he asked to not be called “Joe” anymore.  Tonight, he came into a 9-3 game, and all he had to

Jose Canseco fondly recalls time with Rangers

FORT WORTH, Texas Jose Cansecos 2 seasons with the Texas Rangers were marked by him having a ball bounce off his head for a home run and blowing out his arm while pitching. While those incidents wont exactly make Cansecos list of top career accomplishments, he had nothing but positive things to about his time with the Rangers. "The ballpark was gorgeous," he said Thursday...

Don't touch Adrian Beltre's head

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre really hates people touching his head. Remember this from two weeks ago? Well, Beltre's head-related freakouts came into play again on Saturday night, with near disastrous results for Elvis Andrus. Good lord. Keep in mind, this is on the field during a conference on the mound. Robbie Ross then got Kyle Seager to pop...

Yu Darvish Bobble Head

  Courtesy of Texas Rangers Here is a quick peek at the upcoming Yu Darvish bobble head doll.  The Texas Rangers will be handing out bobble heads to the first 20,000 Texas Ranger fans on June 11, 2013 when the Texas host the Cleveland Indians.  If you take a good look at the photo, you will notice that the Yu Darvish bobble head doll has included a strikeout counter.  This...

Rangers’ Nick Tepesch, Alexi Ogando nearing returns

Nick Tepesch is ready to return to the Texas Rangers’ starting rotation, and Alexi Ogando isn’t too far behind him, according to T.R.Sullivan of Tepesch was scratched from his previous start after he developed a blister. He’s set to return to the rotation after throwing 50 pitches during a bullpen session Thursday. There was no setback regarding the blister...

Umps miss call in bizarre fashion

At this point, it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire. The latest gaffe might have been the worst of all. On Friday, the Texas Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought...

MLB Umpires Blow Double Play Call in Rangers-Mariners Game As Pitcher Bizarrely Intercepts First Baseman (Video)

At this point it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire. The latest gaffe might be the worst of all. The Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to bizarrely intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought Moreland...

Video: A.J. Pierzynski gets thrown out, tumbles down stairs

Your browser does not support iframes.The second inning of Saturday's game was a mess for Texas Ranger A.J. Pierzynski.Not only did the veteran get thrown out at home plate trying to score on a ball that didn't leave the infield, but while throwing his helmet in the dugout in anger, he also lost his footing and wound up tumbling down the stairs.Humble pie doesn't taste so good.

Rangers 9, Mariners 5

Jeff Baker hit a two-run homer and Lance Berkman added a three-run shot, both off Seattle starter Joe Saunders, and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 9-5 on Friday night. Baker's shot in the second inning gave the Rangers the lead, but it was Berkman's fourth homer of the season into the left-field seats that broke the game open in the third and sent Saunders to his first...

Rangers Remain Atop AL After Tough Homestand

Despite losing their three-game series to Oakland 2-1, the Texas Rangers went 4-3 during  their seven game home stand and have a five and a half game lead in the AL West. Rangers Out Muscle the Tigers, Win Series 3-1 Texas hit .350 and scored 29 runs in the series while it’s pitching  held the [...]The post Rangers Remain Atop AL After Tough Homestand appeared first on The Dallas...

Rangers release Lowe, add Teahen as minor-leaguer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Derek Lowe on unconditional release waivers and signed utility man Mark Teahen (TEA-en) to a minor league contract. The moves Thursday came three days after the Rangers designated Lowe for assignment after the 39-year-old allowed 13 runs in 13 innings over nine relief appearances. Lowe made the team in spring training...

Profar more bark than bite for Texas

I tried not to pivot this week's column on Jurickson Profar. Tried my damndest. Unfortunately the infatuation with the Rangers infielder has reached a fever pitch, gesturing the situation calls for analysis despite my predilection to the contrary. Granted, Profar has the ilk to warrant mentioning, as the 20-year-old entered the season as the top prospect in the game thanks to...

Rangers 5, Mariners 2

Nelson Cruz hit his 12th homer of the season, David Murphy drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers roughed up Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in a 5-2 win on Saturday night, handing the Mariners their eighth straight loss. Derek Holland continued to pitch well in Seattle, easily getting the better of the matchup against Hernandez. Holland (4-2) went 6 2-3 innings, striking out a season...

Jose Canseco Joins Fort Worth Cats

Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco is back in Texas to start the season with his new team as a player/coach. No it is not with the Texas Rangers (thank the lord) or for the Houston Astros (though he could be one of their more productive hitters) but rather with the Fort Worth Cats of the Independent United League. For those not familiar with the Cats, they are an independent baseball...

TV Ratings: Mixed Numbers For NASCAR’s All-Stars (Also: NBA Lottery, Texas Rangers)

Viewership declined again for NASCAR’s All-Star Race. In other news, the NBA Draft Lottery had a slight decline on ESPN, and the Texas Rangers hit a season-high on Fox Sports Southwest. Mixed Numbers For NASCAR [...]

Rangers-Mariners Preview

Joe Saunders is a completely different pitcher at home than on the road, and his career outings against the Texas Rangers have also been an indicator of that. The left-hander looks to improve to 10-0 in his career at Safeco Field and help the Seattle Mariners end a six-game losing streak Friday night when he faces a Rangers team that has fared well against southpaws. Saunders ...
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