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The Rangers are en route to winning their third series of the season. It’s hard not to be happy about that. In fact, with the exception of the first game (and Derek Lowe and Michael Kirkman), the team has looked pretty solid.
I knew nothing about Nick Tepesch going into tonight’s game. As I mentioned before, I was a little out of commission during spring training, so I didn’t know what to expect from him. I got home a little late from working out and had some issues with my internet, so I didn’t get to see all of his performance, but judging by my Twitter feed (which can be very emotional at times), he exceeded expectations. The box score tells a nice story too — 7.1 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts. That’s pretty good. Tepesch, you can stay.
Robbie Ross and Jason Frasor finished out the game just fine as well. No drama. It’s nice to have bullpen arms like that.
The Rangers’ offense racked up six runs on 10 hits. Three of those hits belonged to Lance Berkman, who
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers made the move that was expected Tuesday, designating outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment to make room for Tuesday starter Nick Tepesch.
The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Borbon to the minor leagues.
"I'm biased," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I'm around him (Borbon) all the time. I&...
ARLINGTON, Texas While rookie pitcher Nick Tepesch was the big story Tuesday night for the Rangers, another young player also took a big step in the 6-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Center fielder Leonys Martin had his first multi-hit game of the season. Hitting out of the No. 9 spot in the order, Martin was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored.
"He's been swinging the bat...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Nolan Ryan was bundled up, trying to stay warm, like everyone else at Rangers Ballpark.
Ryan was in his customary front-row seat Wednesday near the Texas dugout during the coldest day game ever at the park, and he plans to keep sitting there for a while.
Even after the long, cold day that ended with a 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay, there was good news for Texas afterward...
ARLINGTON, Texas Joe Nathan's 300th career save is one he'll remember for a lot more than it making him just the 24th member of the 300 club.
He'll also remember it because it came on a final pitch that should have been ball four.
Nathan got the benefit of a call on a full-count pitch to Ben Zobrist to preserve a 5-4 Texas victory over Tampa Bay Monday night.
The Texas Rangers have placed starter Matt Harrison on the 15-day DL with an inflammed nerve in his back, and have called up Justin Grimm from AAA Oklahoma City to replace him in the rotation. Grimm will start on Thursday for the Rangers in Seattle.
Harrison, who signed a five-year, $55 million extension with the Rangers this offseason, has struggled this year. He's allowed...
Joe Nathan has been one of the better pitchers in the business for much of hid career, and when he entered the ninth inning with a two run cushion he was looking at the chance to notch career save No. 300.
It wasn't the cleanest of innings. He did give up a pair of hits and a run, but when Ben Zobrist came up to bat for the Rays Joe was one out away from earning the save and...
After a month and a half of speculation about the future of Nolan Ryan the Rangers CEO has agreed to stay with the club. A press release from the Rangers announced that the two sides had would continue to work together.
“After productive discussions the last several weeks with Ray Davis and Bob Simpson about the structure of our organization, together we are moving forward,”...
Once upon a summer's day, Joe Nathan was as elite a reliever as you could find in all of baseball. As a member of the one-time Major League Baseball organization Minnesota Twins, Nathan established himself as such with an ERA+ of 204 and accruing 18.4 WAR according to Baseball-Reference. He appeared in four All Star Games and had two seasons where he finished in the top five...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --A.J. Pierzynski and Mitch Moreland hit consecutive home runs off birthday boy Jeremy Hellickson and the Texas Rangers held on for a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay in their series opener Monday night.
After Pierzynski's first homer for Texas, a two-out solo shot in the fourth that made it 2-1, Moreland pulled a 428-foot shot deep into the Texas bullpen in right...
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Last night, Roy Oswalt posted some interesting tweets in the midst of a terrible showing by Roy Halladay during the Phillies 7-2 loss to the Mets:
Just a update , I haven’t felt this good since 2010 ,
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013
I would love to come back to Philly , loved my time there , amazing fans
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash.
The deal was announced Monday, before the teams opened a three-game series in Texas.
Chirinois, designated for assignment March 31 when Tampa Bay set its opening-day roster, was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. The catcher didn't play in 2012 after...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly for the Rays, who snapped a three-game...
With Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay, not to mention the bullpen, really struggling out of the gate this season you would expect a good general manager to always be keeping an eye on potential options for down the road this season. Could former Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt be a name worth keeping an eye on? If the Phillies happen to give him a call, he might be open to at least listening...