Found August 09, 2012 on The House Of Heckle:
PLAYERS: Josh Hamilton
TEAMS: Texas Rangers

Sabermetric Spotlight: Josh Hamilton

Sabermetric Spotlight: Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers The Reason - So you may have heard of this gentleman named Josh Hamilton once or twice before in your life. His life-story is one that mimics that of Millenium Force at Cedar Point to date. In a nutshell, that also is a microcosm of his 2012 year thus far. Through the first two months he hit 21 HRs (four in one game!) and...

Rangers will limit Nathan to save opportunities

No longer will the Texas Rangers turn to Joe Nathan to protect four- or five-run ninth-inning leads, even if manager Ron Washington considers them the equivalent of save situations. The Rangers think Nathan's arm is too precious to potentially foul up with extra use. The decision came in light of Nathan's recent minor health scare in which he had a bit of shoulder inflammation...

Cruz leaves game with lower back stiffness

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz left Friday night's game against Detroit because of lower back stiffness. Cruz appeared to get hurt in the seventh inning when he dived in an attempt to catch a ball hit by Austin Jackson. The ball bounced in front of Cruz, then over his glove and rolled to the wall as Jackson rounded the bases for the first inside...

BP Unfiltered: Yu Darvish with Two Strikes by Dan Brooks

One way to look at how a pitcher attacks hitters is to look at what the pitcher throws in two-strike counts. In two-strike counts, pitchers often try to put hitters away with a breaking ball, induce weak contact with a sinker, overpower hitters with an extra-hard fastball, or throw a changeup with a bit of extra screw action. I hadn’t seen Yu Darvish pitch in quite some time,...

Fan gets Mike Napoli image shaved into head

Fan is short for fanatic. We’ve seen evidence of this numerous times over the years. Getting your favorite player tattooed somewhere on you is popular. Having players from your favorite team painted on your car has been done as well. Now we’re apparently at having a player’s likeness shaved into your head, like [...]

Rangers release catcher Yorvit Torrealba

Rangers 10, Red Sox 9

Adrian Beltre had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning after Texas blew a late four-run lead and the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 10-9 Wednesday. Josh Hamilton homered among his three hits and had four RBIs for Texas, which couldn't hold a 9-5 edge before pulling out its sixth win in eight games. Mitch Moreland, Nelson Cruz and Geovany Soto also homered for the...

Tigers-Rangers Preview

In a trend that began last postseason, the Texas Rangers have had little trouble beating the Detroit Tigers. They seem poised to continue that success now that Scott Feldman is suddenly pitching dominant ball. Feldman looks to win his seventh straight decision in Friday night's series opener between the AL West-leading Rangers and visiting Tigers. After a day off following...

Recap: Rangers top Sox in slugfest, 10-9

Josh Beckett had another dreadful outing in Thursday's 10-9 loss to Texas. Beckett surrendered eight runs, including three homers, on eight hits and two walks with just two strikeouts. He continued the annoying trend of Red Sox starters' inability to perform in the 1st inning, as he walked the leadoff hitter, and allowed a steal and a bunt single before giving up a triple...

Game 112: Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers

Time: 1:35 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI For more sport betting action and predictions. Red Sox (55-56) Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Lavarnway DH Shoppach C Ciriaco SS Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.54) Rangers (64-45) Kinsler 2B Andrus SS Hamilton CF Beltre 3B Cruz RF Young DH Murphy LF Soto C Moreland 1B Pitching: LHP...

Sox Fall Short

It seems like today's game against the Rangers was a microcosm for the 2012 season. The pitching puts us at a big disadvantage, and the offense falls just short of making up for it. Both teams came out swinging today but the Rangers finished victorious. Beckett went five innings, allowing 8 runs (2 in the sixth without recording an out.) Mortensen let up one run in the seventh...

Today’s debate: Who, between Dempster and Greinke, will have the greater impact for his new team?

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