Found June 25, 2012 on
Remember last night when I said I was excited to watch Justin Grimm pitch? I quickly changed my mind about that. Poor Grimm.  His debut was so lovely, but the Tigers are not the same as the Astros, apparently.  Tonight, Grimm allowed five uns on seven hits in the first inning.   Yep.  It was looking ugly.  I’m really not even sure why Ron Washington sent him back out there for the 2nd, but he gave him two more batters, both of whom reached base.  And then it was up to Michael Kirkman.  He allowed one of those runs to score, but managed to stop the bleeding for a few innings. It didn’t much matter though.  The Rangers’ offense could not get anything going.  Just six hits through the first six innings.  They wasted three lead-off runners.  Lame.  Josh Hamilton finally hit a two-run home run in the 7th, but it was too little too late. The Tigers had taken the lead, and they weren’t giving it back. I was just relieved when this one was over.  On to tomorrow.  Yuesday.  See what I did there

Rangers fan does the worm after catching HR

A Texas Rangers fan celebrated his catch of a three-run home run by Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz by doing "the worm" during Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Your browser does not support iframes. In the bottom of the fifth, the fan made his way onto the grassy area behind center field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and reached over the railing to...

Rangers put Lewis on disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas The list of injured Texas Rangers starters has grown by one. Texas put right-hander Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list with tendonitis in his right forearm. Scott Feldman will make the start for Lewis Thursday. The Rangers have recalled left-hander Martin Perez to take his roster spot. The club hasnt decided on a starter for Saturdays game. Lewis joins right...

Hamilton hoping to break out of slump

ARLINGTON, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington had one word of advice for struggling slugger Josh Hamilton: patience. "That don't mean stop swinging the bat," Washington said. "It's just, start recognizing and swinging at strikes. Start thinking a little bit." Hamilton struck out four times in an 0-for-5 outing Saturday, on the heels of Friday'...

Grimm struggles in Rangers' loss to Tigers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night. After their first 12 batters, the Tigers had already roughed up Rangers rookie right-hander Justin Grimm (1-1) for six runs and eight hits. They had only five runs and 15 hits while losing...

Darvish finishes strong to get 10th win

ARLINGTON, Texas Just imagine how impressive Yu Darvish would be if it weren't for the first inning. Darvish had another rough first inning Tuesday night against the Tigers, but overcame it to record his 10th win and his fourth game with 10 or more strikeouts. He's now tied with the Mets' R.A. Dickey for double-digit strikeout games. With the 7-5 victory, the Japanese...

Lewis added to Rangers' list of pitchers on DL

The Texas Rangers placed starting pitcher Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday because of tendinitis in his right forearm. Lewis is one of four Rangers pitchers on the DL. The others are Derek Holland (elbow fatigue), Neftali Feliz (elbow inflammation), and Alexi Ogando (groin). Lewis is 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA this season. In his most recent start on Saturday, he gave...

Rangers' record 22nd sellout, pass 1.5M attendance

The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season. With an announced crowd of 45,407 for Sunday night's game against Colorado, the Rangers have a total home attendance of 1,532,530 in 35 dates. It is the fastest the team has reached that mark. In 1994, the strike-shortened season that Rangers Ballpark opened, the...

Texas Rangers fan does worm after catching home run (Video)

During Saturday's Rockies/Rangers affair in Arlington, one Rangers fan who reeled in a Nelson Cruz home run ball in the fifth inning was a little excited to say the least. Watch as he does the worm in celebration after catching the three-run homer: Your browser does not support iframes. (Courtesy of Holdout Sports)

Despite stiff back, Rangers' Harrison expected to make next start

There may be only one thing that could prevent left-hander Matt Harrison from making his first All-Star team. That would be Harrison himself. On Sunday, Harrison demonstrated just how fragile his All-Star bid could be by pitching five shutout innings in Texas' 4-2 win over Colorado and then leaving with a slightly stiff back. The five innings put him in position to tie...

Padres place Bass on disabled list

Righty Anthony Bass went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The 24-year-old Bass departed his last start against the Texas Rangers after 60 pitches last Wednesday afternoon due to an inflamed right shoulder. He received medication in hopes that the inflammation would allow him to make his next start. Bass said he expects to return to the rotation when eligible around the All...

BP Unfiltered: Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli Chase History by R.J. Anderson

Are you a fan of witnessing baseball history? If so then start rooting against Casey Kotchman and Mike Napoli getting hits. That’s because Kotchman and Napoli would become the first players since 2002 to sandwich a season of hitting .300 between two seasons with sub-.250 batting averages. To date, 14 players have accomplished the feat: Player ...

Game 2012.74: Tigers at Rangers

36-37, 3rd place, 2 games behind CWS. Rick P climbed the mound last night against the same team that battered him for the worst performance of his career eight weeks ago, and turned in his best performance of the year. He threw first pitch strikes to 19 out of 27 batters, and used the Texas heat to consistently threw his best sinker of the year down in the strike zone. Now, he still...

Drew Smyly Rocked by Texas Rangers in Return From DL

Unlike in Monday's wire-to-wire win, the Tigers could not make an early lead stand up, and they dropped a 7-5 decision. Continue reading →

Tigers-Rangers Preview

Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello has struggled in the past against the Texas Rangers, with Josh Hamilton doing some of that damage this year. Porcello's worst career regular-season ERA against an AL opponent is the work of the high-scoring Rangers heading into the opener of a three-game set Monday night in Arlington. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 12.27 ERA in three outings...
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