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Ron Washington was not about to question himself Friday over Yu Darvish's recent workload.
Especially since Darvish felt fine after throwing a career-high 130 pitches Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers.
The Texas manager had no qualms about sending his ace back to the mound in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers even though the Rangers had a 10-4 lead.
''Not going to second guess myself,'' Washington said before Friday night's game against Detroit. ''Not going to do it.''
In a matchup against Detroit star Justin Verlander, Darvish had thrown 115 pitches through seven innings.
Washington said he felt the Japanese right-hander was the only pitcher he had that could slow down the heart of Detroit's order in the eighth. Darvish retired sluggers Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez in the eighth before Cory Burns pitched the ninth to preserve a 10-4 victory.
The seventh-year Texas manager also noted setup man...
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Looking to kill some time? Stare at the wall or argue about pitch counts. It doesn’t really matter, because each activity will leave you shaking your head when you decide to rejoin society.
Yu Darvish tossed 130 pitches in eight innings against the Tigers on Thursday despite the Rangers leading 10-4. Manager Ron Washington’s decision to leave Darvish in the game for so long has...
Thursday’s Detroit Tigers-Texas Ranger’s game in Texas had the potential to feature a pitching duel for the ages.
Unfortunately for Detroit however, their resident ace, Justin Verlander, wasn’t able to fulfill his end of the deal. Lasting just over two innings, Verlander allowed eight earned runs
It's been awhile since I've seen an "Eephus pitch" thrown at the Major League level but clearly, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish knows how to use it.
Watch as he delivers a 62-mph pitch past Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera:
(Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit)
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler was out of the lineup again Saturday because of bruised ribs.
Kinsler didn't start Saturday either but was used as a pinchrunner late in the game.
Texas manager Ron Washington said Kinsler would be available to run again Saturday or as a defensive replacement for Leury Garcia, who started at second for a second-consecutive...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas right-hander Colby Lewis had no issues during his bullpen session Friday at Rangers Ballpark and is on track for a rehab start Monday in Frisco.
Lewis has made one rehab start but had his second one pushed back because of some inflammation in his right triceps.
"It felt all right," Lewis said. "It felt like throwing a bullpen. I felt fine...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have the best record in the American League despite dealing with a host of pitching injuries.
They added to that Thursday but putting right-handed starter Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. The club called up right-handed reliever Cory Burns from Round Rock to take Ogandos roster spot.
The club will make another...
Ian Kinsler is generally a master on the bases. 160 stolen bases in his career and only 33 caught stealing. He even has a +39.4 value as a baserunner throughout his career, according to Fangraphs. But this season his baserunning value is -0.9. I’m guessing all of the negative points came on the embarrassing slide seen above.
After singling to lead off the bottom of the first for...
Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his right biceps.
The move Thursday came a day after Ogando (4-2, 3.08 ERA) allowed two runs over six innings in a victory at Oakland, in his ninth start of the season.
Texas recalled right-hander Cory Burns from Triple-A Round Rock, where he has spent all season. Burns...
Before going any further, it needs to be said that Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a very good baserunner. Over the course of his eight-year career he’s stolen 160 bases and been caught just 33 times for a solid 83 percent success rate. He’s also generally known around baseball as a “heads-up” baserunner, rarely making a miscue or running into a giveaway out.
Ian Kinsler went from first to third on an Elvis Andrus single Thursday night against the Tigers and he certainly got his money’s worth. One has to admire Kinsler’s hustle. And pigs have to admire Kinsler’s desire to play in the dirt. The Russian judge gave him a 7.5.
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is not in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers because of bruised ribs.
Kinsler says his ribs were hurt when he was hit by a Justin Verlander pitch in third inning Thursday night against the Tigers. He remained in the game for rest of Texas' 10-4 victory.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus will bat in Kinsler's leadoff position and...
Reid Ryan has been introduced as the new president of the Houston Astros.
Ryan, the eldest son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, was the CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
The 41-year-old Reid Ryan helped create the Express, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Hooks, an Astros' affiliate.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits, Mitch Moreland homered and Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in the Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Andrus scored three runs, had two RBIs and stole a pair of bases as he hit leadoff for the second straight game in place of ailing second baseman Ian Kinsler. Andrus was a home run...
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