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Yu Darvish is having an unreal sophomore season for the Rangers. In seven starts and 45 2/3 innings, Darvish has a 2.56 ERA, accrued 1.9 fWAR, and has struck out a league-leading 72 hitters. To put in perspective how vast the 15 strikeout difference between Darvish and second-place AJ Burnett is, consider the fact that Burnett could throw a nine inning complete game at his current K/9 ratio (which is 12.21), and still trail Darvish. A friend posed an interesting question on Twitter about Darvish: could he strike out 300 hitters this season? While it seems easy to imagine Darvish striking out 300 hitters, you need a bit of historical perspective. The last pitched not named "Johnson", "Martinez", or "Schilling" to strike out as many as 270 hitters was Roger Clemens, who struck out 271 in 1998. Over the last 40 years, the only pitchers to strike out 300 hitters in a season were those three aforementioned starters, along with Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, and J...
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Yu Darvish struck out 14 and Adrian Beltre hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep and matching the Red Sox for the best record in the majors.
The Rangers, Red Sox and St. Louis all have 20-11 marks.
Beltre lined a hit to right-center off Clayton Mortensen (0-2) that sent home Elvis Andrus, who...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 14 and Adrian Beltre hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep and matching the Red Sox for the best record in the majors.
The Rangers, Red Sox and St. Louis all have 20-11 marks.
Beltre lined a hit to right-center off Clayton Mortensen (0-2) that...
Timing is everything in life. No team in baseball knows that better than the Texas Rangers who are off to a 20-12 start, giving them the second-best record in the American League. Considering their success in recent years, there is no doubt that the Rangers are good, but are they really as good as their record suggests or are they just the beneficiaries of some really good timing...
(Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
I guess you could say it was a "good game", if you are a Rangers fan. The Sox went up 3-0 on Yu Darvish through the first two innings, then allowed 3 un-answered runs and played into the 9th in a 3-3 tie. Clayton Mortensen came in...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Boston at Texas, 15:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Boston at Texas, 15:05 ET
Regarding Texas, Who’s Starting for Them
Starting this game for Texas is talented right-hander Yu Darvish.
Regarding Yu Darvish...
Well that certainly was not how anyone in the Red Sox organization wanted the series in Texas to go. The Sox dropped all 3 games to the Rangers, who now have allowed St. Louis and Texas to tie them with the best record in the major leagues at 20-11. Starting pitching was not the problem in the last 2 games of this series, the lack of run support was. Here are the 3 stars of the game...
Last offseason, the Texas Rangers lost several key players, including Mike Napoli. Napoli was the starting catcher for the Rangers for 2 seasons. He now is the first baseman for the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. Napoli is off to a hot start, batting .270 with 6 long balls and 31 RBIs. Napoli said that he loved playing with the Rangers and he made some good...
Adrian Beltre's walkoff single in the bottom of the 9th gave the Texas Rangers a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox and a sweep of the three-game weekend series.
For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston...
The High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans plated 11 runs on eight extra-base hits on Saturday evening, getting two doubles and a homer from Trever Adams. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
With one game left in the series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox are in some hot water. Two games down, they’ve already lost the series, and they’re at risk of being swept. Luckily for the Sox, there isn’t too much to lose as far as the standings go. But they’re in danger of losing morale.
Losing this afternoon would give the Rangers a shot at holding the title for best...
Love it when a baseball games ends with the final at bat. It happened twice this Sunday.
First in Arlington, Texas where the Rangers Adrian Beltre was a hero.
The 4-3 Texas win gave the Rangers a weekend sweep of the American East leading Boston Red Sox.
Meanwhile hundreds of miles north in Kansas City the surprising Royals waited until the...
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“I’ve pretty much done everything in this
place,” he said. “I’ve pitched good here, I’ve been terrible here and
pretty much everything in between.”
For the first time this year, the Boston Red Sox were outplayed in a series after being swept by the Texas Rangers over the weekend. The Rangers starting pitching was no match for the Red Sox hitters as Boston was able to manage just four runs in the series. Yu Darvish’s start on Sunday was the highlight of the series as he struck out 14 Boston hitters on Sunday after surrendering...
12:30 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks has really been struggling, both in the field and at the plate. The Red Sox third baseman will be given the day off on Sunday.
Middlebrooks is 3-for-19 on Boston’s current road trip, which negates the strides he appeared to be making at the plate toward the tail end of the team’s recent homestand. Making matters worse is that Middlebrooks made an...
By Shawn Ramsey
1 Rangers 20-12 1
Yu Darvish is leading the league in strikeouts, adding 14 Ks against the Red Sox on Sunday to help the Rangers complete the sweep. The lineup is back to its usual hitting ways, making Texas a tough opponent.
2 Red Sox 21-11 -1
The Red Sox ran into a wall in Texas, suffering its first sweep of the season. David Ortiz continues to...