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Rangers Adrian Beltre Ruled Out for Game 2 of ALDS

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been ruled out for Friday’s Game 2 of the AL Division Series after suffering a back strain during the series opener. Beltre was hurt in the first inning of Thursdays 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The loss of Beltre even for one game is significant. Beltre hit .287 with 18 homers and 87 RBIs this season. His two-out single...
Via Baseball News Source
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beltre out of Rangers' Game 2 lineup, but 'there is some improvement'

The Texas Rangers had a scare on Thursday afternoon, as third baseman/team leader Adrian Beltre left ALDS Game 1 early with a back injury that was later deemed a strain by team officials. Beltre was kept out of the club's Game 2 lineup for Friday afternoon, though manager Jeff Banister sounded somewhat hopeful regarding the veteran's status. "There is some improvement," Banister...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre ruled out for Game 2 of ALDS with back injury

Momentum in the ALDS might have shifted to the Toronto Blue Jays. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has officially been ruled out for game two of the division series. Rangers' Adrian Beltre (back) not in lineup today for Game 2 of ALDS vs Blue Jays. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2015   Beltre injured his back sliding...
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Rangers' Beltre leaves playoff game with apparent injury

TORONTO (AP) Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Thursday's AL Division Series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning after suffering an apparent back injury. Beltre could hardly run to first base after hitting an RBI single in the top half of the inning, and received attention from the trainer at first base. After Prince Fielder's inning-ending groundout...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beltran, Beltre and the greatest active players without a ring

Carlos Beltran‘s season ended last night in the same way it’s ended in each of the last 18 seasons he’s spent time playing Major League Baseball: without a championship. Beltran, one of the greatest postseason hitters of all time, with 16 home runs and a 192 wRC+ in 223 plate appearances, did what little he could against Dallas Keuchel, producing one of the three New York Yankees...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best of FanGraphs: September 28-October 2, 2015

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times, orange for TechGraphs and blue for Community Research. MONDAYAdrian Beltre on Hitting, by Eno Sarris “Trust thyself: every...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre on Hitting

There is no one single way to be good at baseball, which is part of why it’s so amazing. Just last week we peeked into the mind of a man with one of the lowest swing rates in baseball when we asked Joey Votto how he does it. And this week? Let’s ask Adrian Beltre. “I’m probably the opposite,” Beltre laughed when he heard Votto’s name. “I’m thinking swing first and...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre Remain Conspicuously Delightful

Besides the fact that they’re natives of Latin America and play baseball and haven’t died ever, Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are basically carbon copies of mid-century comedy duo Burns and Allen. What the footage here — from, like, five minutes ago — what the footage here reveals is another installment in their ongoing series of amusing scenarios. In this particular case...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre completes cycle, gets mad when assaulted

Adrian Beltre became just the fourth player in baseball history to hit three cycles in his career on Monday night – and he completed his cycle in the fifth inning with a home run off of new Astros pitcher Mike Fiers. After homering, his teammates (and *especially* Elvis Andrus, as usual) removed his helmet and mauled poor Beltre’s head. Beltre’s reaction here is amazing...
Via The Outside Corner
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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