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The Flagrant Fan:
Unlike a former Texas Rangers pitcher who was voted by players to be the most overrated pitcher in baseball, Matt Harrison might be the most underrated. And that includes his own team. Before the season started, he was not even a lock for the rotation after posting a 4.2 fWAR season at 14-9 a season ago. Why doesn't Harrison inspire respect for his pitching? Frankly, it is baffling. No, he does not strike out a gaggle of hitters. He is not going to overpower you. He is just going to get you out and keep his team in the game. He is now tied for the American League lead in wins. Do folks outside of Texas even know that?
Since the beginning of 2011, Matt Harrison has gone 22-12. While we all know that wins is not the strongest of statistics, that is still pretty impressive. And in that time, Fangraphs ranks him tied for the seventeenth best pitcher in the majors. That is more impressive still. Only that overrated guy, the former Rangers' guy, is rated better of all pitchers ...
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Remember what I said about the rotation being a mess last night? Yeah, well, apparently Matt Harrison took offense to that and decided to remind us all that he is not a mess.
Tonight, Harrison was outstanding. That six-pitch first inning was just a taste of what we’d see the rest of the game. He pitched 7.1 innings of six-hit, no-run baseball. And he didn’t want to stop...
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is in the hospital because he has an intestinal virus.
The Rangers said Hamilton was being given fluids because of a virus going around in his family. He was expected to be released within 12-24 hours.
Outfielder Leonys Martin was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and in the lineup for Friday night's series opener against Houston. Martin...
During yesterday's Texas Rangers/Arizona Diamondbacks affair, Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton lost his bat in the first inning while attempting to swing a pitch from Arizona's Ian Kennedy.
The bat would reach that stands and one fan made incredible one-handed snag to pull it in:
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The Texas Rangers plan to purchase the contract of right-hander Justin Grimm from Double-A Frisco to start Saturday night against Houston.
The Rangers said Thursday that the promotion of Grimm for his major league debut and other corresponding moves will be made before Saturday's game.
When Grimm is purchased, Texas plans to put right-hander Koji Uehara on the 15-day disabled...
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was hospitalized with an intestinal virus early Friday morning and will miss Friday night's game against the Houston Astros, ESPN Dallas reported. Hamilton, who leads the major leagues in home runs and RBI, is expected to be released from the hospital by Saturday morning. Club officials believe Hamilton got the virus from his wife and...
The Texas Rangers have brought up top hitting prospect Mike Olt and optioned utility player Brandon Snyder to Triple-A Round Rock.
Olt's contract was selected Thursday from Double-A Frisco, where the corner infielder was hitting .288 with 28 homers and 82 RBIs in 95 games. Olt's homer total is tops in Double-A.
Olt was prominent in trade speculation before Tuesday's...
Create your own MLB Josh Hamilton TX Rangers Drunk Meme
Now, that’s more like it. What I saw of tonight’s game looked a lot more like the team I enjoy watching. I won’t say “know and love” because I love my Rangers unconditionally … even when they’re really hard to like. But right now, they’re back to being likeable.
They took two of three from the Giants over the weekend, and they came out swinging against the...
There are less than two weeks left to cast your All-Star ballot. That means that you only have two weeks to follow the Angels' mandate to "Vote Trout" and "Vote Trumbo!"
Doing that is great. I certainly can't blame you for doing it. I love Trout and Trumbo immensely and hope and believe they will make the All-Star Game. But, yeah, you probably...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Colby Lewis retired the first 16 batters and finished with a four-hitter Tuesday night, leading the Texas Rangers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1.
Lewis (5-5) struck out seven and walked one as Texas ended Arizona's five-game winning streak.
Lewis did not permit a runner until Aaron Hill hit a one-out single to left field on an 0-2 pitch in the sixth...
Josh Hamilton is being treated at an area hospital for an
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kubel and Gerardo Parra homered to back Daniel Hudson's seven solid innings in Arizona's 11-3 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks scored one run while losing the first two games of the series, but led for good in the finale after Kubel's two-run homer in the second off Scott Feldman (0-6)....
Texas Rangers prospect Justin Grimm is set to make his major league debut against the Houston Astros on Saturday. Grimm, who says he's viewing the opportunity as more of a spot start, sat down for a Q&A after learning of his call-up on Thursday.
Yu Darvish admitted feeling fatigued after his latest subpar performance.
He won't be able to make the same excuse this time around.
Taking the mound for the first time in more than a week, Darvish will look to get back on track and help the Texas Rangers earn their 17th victory in the last 22 meetings with the Houston Astros when the teams open the latest rendition of the...