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Texas Rangers Still the Team to Beat in the AL West:
If you were to compare the expectations for the Texas Rangers prior to the start of the season to weather you would have called it cloudy with a chance of rain. That of course means there is a chance of sunshine as well.
Lucky for fans of the Texas Rangers the sun has been doing a lot more shining and it looks like it is going to do a lot more.
Twenty-six games into the season and the Rangers are sitting in what has become a familiar place, on top of the AL West. Barring any serious injuries or a dramatic reversal in fortune there is every reason to believe that they will be there at the end of the season.
Even though Josh Hamilton floundered for much of the second half of the season there was concern that the line-up would suffer without him in it. While it has not performed like one of the best offenses in the league like it was last season (3rd in batting average and fifth or better in most major categ...
BEST OF MAXIM
ARLINGTON, Texas Justin Grimm, who was the starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers Thursday night, can only hope is May is as good as his April was.
The right-hander, who started the season in Triple A Round Rock, was named the American League rookie of the month for April.
Grimm made three starts for the Rangers, going 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. His ERA is the lowest among AL rookie...
The Texas Rangers have a rehab plan in place for right-hander Colby Lewis.
Lewis, who is scheduled to make an extended spring start Saturday in Surprise, will join Triple A Round Rock next following that game if there are no issues.
Lewis, who is coming back from a torn right flexor tendon, will make his rehab debut May 9 for Round Rock in Las Vegas with the plan for him to throw...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who has battled issues with his right oblique for the last few seasons, was out of the lineup Tuesday as Texas manager Ron Washington wanted to give him extra time to rest.
"I decided to see if I give him yesterday and today so we can settle it down a little bit," Washington said. "It's nothing he can't play...
Your browser does not support iframes.Meet Norman the Scooter Dog.The canine put his talents on full display Thursday night in Texas as part of the Rangers' "Bark in the Park" event. Your eyes don't deceive you, folks. That dog is really riding a scooter and riding it quite well actually.He even threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Texas' game against the...
Going to the ballpark is a pretty big deal for a kid. A souvenir to commemorate the game--like a home run ball--just makes the day perfect. So imagine the dismay on this poor kids face when his sister takes his home run ball and throws it back!
In her defense--no, there is no defense for her. It's not like the Texas Rangers are infamous for throwing back opposing home run...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish overcame a shaky start for his fifth victory in April and the Texas Rangers backed him with plenty of big hits Tuesday night in a 10-6 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Darvish (5-1) struck out nine in six innings, but the game was tied when he threw the last of his 108 pitches.
Texas scored six times in the sixth to break it open. Mitch Moreland...
After a few days of tweeting, that included my question about his restaurant (assuming he would be working in the restaurant full-time these days... @frankklose 44 oz porterhouse — Roy Oswalt's Website (@royoswalt44net) May 2, 2013 Roy Oswalt has signed: #Rockies have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Chicago AL at Texas, 20:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Chicago AL at Texas, 20:05 ET
Regarding This Game, What Makes It Notable
In terms of what makes this game notable, that’s largely due to how Texas...
The Colorado Rockies signed veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt to a minor league deal on Thursday. Oswalt posted a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances with Texas last season.
Oswalt will report to extended spring training before being assigned to a minor league team.
During his time away from the game, Oswalt has been staying in shape at home in Mississippi. If Oswalt has anything left in his arm...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza homered in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Chris Sale (3-2) remained undefeated in his career against AL West teams, settling down after a rough second inning to make it through seven. The left-hander struck out seven...
The White Sox will hit the road for a six game trip starting Tuesday in Texas. The Sox went 3-5 on an abbreviated eight game homestand with two games cancelled due to weather issues. It has been a tough go for the South Siders, who have not won a series since the first week of the season.
The team they will face, the Rangers, is coming home after a 4-3 road trip and...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 3 @ 8:05 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (3-0, 4.24) vs Derek Holland, LHP (1-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 4 @ 8:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (1-1, 2.61) vs Alexi Ogando, RHP (2-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN Plus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...
Josh Hamilton might have been disappointed that he was booed in his return to Arlington earlier this month.
He had to be downright puzzled by what happened in Oakland Monday.
Hamilton was the lone Los Angeles player who was cheered during the marathon 10-8 Oakland win in 19 innings.
The logic behind the cheering was simple it was Josh Hamilton Appreciation Night.
Josh Hamilton may be struggling at the plate, but at least he’s still a good sport.
Hamilton and his new team, the Angels, went to Oakland on Monday for a three-game set, and the A’s used the occasion to honor the player who has found a special place in their hearts. As a member of the Texas Rangers, Hamilton blew a catch in the final game of last year’s season to help Oakland...
Photo Credit: Keepers
I own zero shares of Josh Hamilton, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since I left him outside my top 10 in the OF edition of “Tiers, Not Fears.” Yet while I didn’t expect him to provide ample draft day value, I didn’t think he’d be this awful.
Is Josh Hamilton a lost cause? Or will God’s favorite addict pull off...