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We always want to call these things early in the season, but after 13 starts, a 7-2 record, a 2.75 ERA, coming within a batter of a perfect game, and a MLB leading 118 strikeouts (including five game with 10+) it may be safe to make the call.
Yu Darvish is not going to have a sophomore slump--and the fans are loving it! Many of the 40,000+ that made Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Indians are loving their new Yu Darvish bobble-head dolls.
Monday's game had right around 33,000 in attendance so when 40K+ showed up for Tuesday's contest it was not hard to figure out why. They all wanted one of the 20,000 Yu Darvish Bobble Head Dolls that the team was going to be giving out.
These suckers were a hot commodity even before they were handed out. Some fans arrived at the park before 3 PM to wait in line. The park didn't open till 5 PM and the game wasn't scheduled to start till after 8 PM.
And we're talking about waiting in that scorching Texas...
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joakim Soria will make his Texas Rangers debut in Arlington Friday.
Of course Soria will only be facing hitters in a batting practice session, but it's a big step towards making his real debut for the Rangers.
Soria, who has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and a pectoral strain in Arizona, is happy to have the change of scenery.
ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler continues to make progress in his bid to get back into the Texas Rangers lineup.
Kinsler, who has been sidelined since last month because of a stress reaction in his right ribs, worked with manager Ron Washington again Tuesday.
Kinsler will work on fielding double plays Thursday and could take batting practice, which would be the final step before...
ARLINGTON, Texas Jeff Baker got his first start of the season at second base for the Texas Rangers Wednesday night.
He shouldn't get used to playing there.
Regular second baseman Ian Kinsler went through a full workout Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco as soon as Thursday, which could result in him returning to the Texas lineup as early as Sunday...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas manager Ron Washington said Wednesday night that an opponent scoring five runs against the Rangers usually isn't a bad thing.
It is these days.
Cleveland scored five runs off starter Nick Tepesch and that was more than enough offense as the Indians won the series with a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.
Texas has scored just 36 runs in its 11 June games...
Texas Rangers second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler has been cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment.
Kinsler, out since May 18 with bruised ribs, went through a full workout with the Rangers before Wednesday night's game against Cleveland. He took batting practice and did defensive drills with no problems.
The Rangers say Kinsler will play at least three games...
The Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is now projected to rejoin the Rangers sometime in September following two surgeries on his back to repair a herniated disk.The Rangers will start Harrison on a throwing program this Monday, wherein he is expected to throw on flat ground for about four to six weeks.At that point, he will be able to begin throwing off of a mound, which...
If this was Oct. 4, we would play the Rangers in a one-game season, in Texas. We would face Yu Darvish. We'd probably throw CC.
A busted pipe under the infield at Rangers Ballpark has created a sinkhole right behind the pitcher's mound.
On-field batting practice was canceled for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians while workers tried to fix the problem 2 1/2 hours before Tuesday night's scheduled game.
Rangers officials expect the problem to be fixed in time to play the game.
Your browser does not support iframes.A group of energized Texas Rangers fans was on hand for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians. They came from San Antonio to make the trip.One of the fans from the group had the opportunity to impersonate Adrian Beltre during an interview in the fourth inning. And you better believe he did.Seen here is the fan doing his being imitation...
Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar is one of the most promising young players in baseball. He may be fearless when it comes to diving for a ground ball or standing in against a 100-mph fastball, but that doesn’t mean the 20-year-old has no fears at all. During an interview with BaDD Radio on KTCK-AM earlier [...]
Joakim Soria is finally set to throw off the Rangers Ballpark mound to major league hitters.
While Soria will only be throwing live batting practice to his Texas teammates, Friday is a significant step for the reliever still a few weeks from his Rangers debut.
''It's been a long spring training for me,'' Soria said Thursday. ''Finally, I'm here....
It's no secret the most impressive rookies reside in the National League. Evan Gattis, Shelby Miller and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been featured regularly in this space all season. Let's give them the week off and take a look at the top five rookies in the American League(all stats through Monday).
1. Nick Tepesch, RHP, Rangers3-5, 3.92 ERA, 45 K, 1.24 WHIP in 62 IP
Tepesch won the...
ARLINGTON, Texas Gus Walker, 14, knew he would get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Rangers broadcast with the Fox Sports Southwest crew on Thursday.
What he didn't know was that he would also throw out the first pitch.
"I didn't know that until the car ride here," said a wide-eyed Walker, whose family waited to inform him of the honor.
"We figured he'...
Grounds crew workers had to dig more then three feet to fix a pipe behind the pitchers mound at Rangers ballpark prior to Tuesdays game.
In order to fix the problem batting practice was cancelled prior to the game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians.
Repairs were made and the field was returned to its former self.
The Indians entered Tuesday on an eight game losing streak...
Before we jump into today’s picks, I’d like to encourage everyone to take our 30-second Week 11 fantasy survey andcheck out last week’s results. There are only one or two days left before Adam breaks down the results, giving you a quick primer on what the fantasy baseball universe is thinking.Take the Week 11 Fantasy Survey!Yu Darvish was the best pitcher on the field in...