Found September 03, 2012 on
Kansas City Royals
Today’s game is the strangest I’ve watched in awhile. The Rangers teed off for five home runs, including one from Michael Young. Yu Darvish was perfect through 5.2 innings until a questionable call turned into a walk. Which unraveled into three runs for Kansas City.
But the strangest part of all was the benches clearing no-brawl in the 8th. Nelson Cruz stepped in and took a pitch to his back. He turned and started toward the mound. I have never ever seen Cruz lose his temper (except on his bat the other night). So if he’s mad, I’m inclined to believe it’s justified. Or maybe I’m just a Rangers apologist. Maybe. Either way, benches cleared, bullpens emptied, but the situation deescalated in a hurry. And then Young hit a two-run home run. Yep, really.
Young’s home run was the final in a home run party today. Geovany Soto, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Cruz enjoyed it as well. I was glad to see that offense carried over from Sunday in Cleveland. Maybe young Jurickson Prof
BEST OF MAXIM
Texas Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar, just called up to the major league roster this weekend, wasted no time in proving his worth. In his first major league at bat on Sunday against the Indians, Profar took a Zack McAllister pitch deep over the right field wall for the first homer of his career.
Pirates prospect Starling Marte also homered in his first career at bat, but...
It was not a good night for Ian Kinsler. The Texas Rangers second baseman made blunders on the basepaths and in the field about five minutes apart Tuesday to turn the game in Kansas City's favor. The Royals erased a two-run deficit and scored six consecutive runs in a 6-3 win over Texas. Kinsler was picked off third base in the top of the third inning with one out and Josh...
Jurickson Profar made quite the impression. During his first career at-bat, Profar, a 19-year-old prospect for the Rangers, delivered a solo home run to right field off Cleveland's Zach McAllister. Profar wasn't expected to receive much playing time, but he was thrown into the fire when Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was injured. Batting in the No. 9 hole, Profar didn...
Ladies and gentlemen — Jurickson Profar has arrived.
He’s just 19 years old, but he’s been touted as the top prospect in all of baseball. Rangers fans have been anticipating his debut for a long time. Or at least it feels like it. They expressed their ire when he sat on his first day in the big leagues. And they got redemption as Ian Kinsler was scratched with lower back...
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a stiff lower back and was replaced by top-prospect Jurickson Profar, according to the team's website. Profar is making his major league debut batting ninth at the Cleveland Indians. Kinsler's injury is not considered serious and he could play on Monday against the Kansas City Royals...
After seeing Jurickson Profar play in the South Atlantic League in mid-2011, I returned home and wrote a piece for the now defunct Roto Hardball discussing the teenage phenom as the best shortstop prospect in baseball. In fact, if asked to name the top five prospects I’ve ever scouted in person, Profar would be listed alongside Jason Heyward, Mike Stanton, Bryce Harper and Dylan...
Texas Rangers designated hitter Elvis Andrus hit an infield single with a slow roller that refused to go foul during Saturday night's game at Progressive Park against the Cleveland Indians.
It happened in the top of the eighth inning as Andrus hit a slow roller down the third base line. The ball appeared as if it was going foul but rolled back into fair territory when it...
Jurickson Profar, the youngest player in the major leagues, homered in his first career at-bat for the Texas Rangers.
The 19-year-old hit a 2-1 pitch from Cleveland Indians starter Zach McAllister an estimated 388 feet over the right-field wall in the third inning on Sunday.
Profar became a surprise starter at second base when Ian Kinsler came up with a stiff back before the game...
Jurickson Profar made quite a debut at age 19, homering in his first major league at-bat as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Sunday.
Profar opened the third inning with a drive over the right-field wall against Zach McAllister (5-6).
Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy all hit solo home runs in the Texas fifth.
Derek Holland (10-6) gave up two runs over...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. List: Three September Callups Who Aren’t Jurickson Profar
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
List: Three September Callups Who Aren’t Jurickson Profar
First of All, Regarding What Is a Callup
A callup is a call-up — as in, September call...
The Rangers looked incredibly flat tonight. I kind of expected them to be a little fired up after yesterday’s home run party and late-inning fireworks. But they were the complete opposite.
Elvis Andrus hit a one-out home run in the 1st inning and then Mitch Moreland doubled in a run in the 2nd. It looked like the team might be off to a good start. But that was the end of...
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(AP) -- Yu Darvish and Bruce Chen both have poor ERAs, but each was outstanding in his most recent outing.
These pitchers turned in scoreless efforts last week, and they meet Monday when the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals start a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
Darvish (13-9, 4.31 ERA) struck out 10 for the second consecutive outing and pitched seven innings Tuesday for...
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When Nelson Cruz was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of the Rangers win over the Royals on Monday, nobody was surprised. Earlier in the game, Cruz hit a towering home run off of Bruce Chen and stood at home plate for a moment to admire it. Opposing pitchers generally dislike being shown up like that, so many thought Kansas City reliever...