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Texas Rangers record better than the numbers

The Texas Rangers have struggled early on. After 10 games, they are 4-6 and only a game behind the Oakland Athletics who are 5-5. The AL West is the only without a team over .500. They could be 5-5, if George Springer had not made a circus catch to rob the Rangers of a game-winning grand slam. That spectacular catch sent the game into extra innings and resulting in a Rangers loss...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gallardo, Rangers relievers shut down Mariners in win

Yovani Gallardo pitched six scoreless innings, Robinson Chirinos homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Friday night. Gallardo (2-1) got three double plays to help stop Mariners rallies, and walked two and struck out three. Shawn Tolleson worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the seventh. Tanner Scheppers gave up a run in the eighth on Seth Smith's sacrifice...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Farm System Friday ED. 1

In what will become a periodical piece here at Baseball Hot Corner, this is the first edition of Farm System Friday for the Texas Rangers where we will examine how some of the top prospects in the Rangers system are doing. This is not meant to be an in-depth analysis with full length scouting reports but rather a chance for the casual fan to swing by and quickly see which players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: is Anthony Renaudo going to be productive?

Anthony Ranaudo earned his first starting nod in a Texas Rangers uniform yesterday against the Los Angeles Angels. The 6’7” righty had a rough day at the office, giving up six runs in just an inning and a third, and walking two batters in his team debut. He fooled no one. The Angel hitters laid off the curveball and forced Ranaudo into hitter count after hitter count. His line...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers are a “Work In Progress”

Members of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 2-0 at Safeco Field on August 25, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Ten games in ten days to start the 2015 season might have been good for the Texas Rangers, but only time will tell. After hosting the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series that ended Wednesday...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

There is a Bright Light within the Texas Rangers’ Struggling Lineup

Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers flies out against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 9, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) There is someone positive in the Texas Rangers’ lineup. Yes, if any of you could believe that statement, there is one consistent batter who is keeping the Rangers afloat...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Might Still Be in Spring Training Mode

Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers bats during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Tringali/Getty Images) Spring training is where coaches and ballplayers test the waters. Some MLB Analysts, beat writers and insiders believe the spring training season is too long and is only...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers recall Ranaudo to start series finale vs Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have recalled Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock to start their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. Texas added Ranaudo to its 25-man roster before Wednesday afternoon's game. Right-handed reliever Phil Klein was optioned to Round Rock after Tuesday night's game. Klein has a 7.71 ERA in six appearances this season. Ranaudo...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chirinos' career-high 5 RBIs lead Rangers over Angels 8-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Robinson Chirinos had a career-high five RBIs with a home run and double, backing Nick Martinez and leading the Texas Rangers over the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 Tuesday night. Chirinos hit a two-run double in the second that fell between centerfielder Mike Trout and leftfielder Matt Joyce as they crossed paths just short of the warning track. Chirinos then made...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Takeaways from opening week

Opening week of the 2015 season is a wrap.  Some surprises, like the hot starts for the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves.  Disappointments, like the rough starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals.  For the Texas Rangers, inconsistency is the early story.  And of course the already concerning injury woes, forcing Rangers fans to a disgruntling flashback...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Strike the Texas Rangers Yet Again

In what can only now be described as a comedy of casualties, the Texas Rangers added a few more injuries to their growing list in 2015. During Friday’s home opener starting pitcher Derek Holland left the game after the first inning with  tightness in his pitching shoulder. Holland never looked quite right during his one inning of work as his fastball  never topped 90 MPH. Also...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: In two swings, Adrian Beltre goes from foolish to fearsome

We already know that Adrian Beltre has a tremendous sense of humor, as demonstrated by how he’s reacted over the years to teammates and colleagues rubbing his head. The Rangers third baseman again displayed his (un)willingness to laugh at himself after spinning himself to the ground on a swing-and-miss at an Evan Scribner curveball. Swinging so hard that he drops to a knee is...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre takes a knee, hits home run (Video)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre displayed some impressive strength by hitting a home run while taking a knee during the seventh inning of Thursday's game in Oakland.Beltre seems to be falling into a habit recently of dropping to a knee while swinging, but it didn't seem to matter today. Beltre went 2-for-5, including the solo homer, as the Rangers beat the Athletics 10...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre hits a home run on his knee

Your browser does not support iframes. We got our first Adrian Beltre “on-his-knee” home run of the season. During Thursday’s matchup between the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics, Beltre took a couple vicious swings on his knee at pitches from Evan Scribner. The first one didn’t go too well. But the next one, he crushed it. The post Adrian Beltre hits a home run on his...
Via The Garbage Time
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shin-Soo Choo, on His Injury

Last year was the worst year of Shin-Soo Choo‘s career. He shrugs it off, but it was clear that he was hurt for most of the year. September brought two surgeries, one for his elbow and one for his ankle. Talk to him about those injuries, and you quickly see a central conflict in every […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder wipes out after misplaying routine popup (VIDEO)

Prince Fielder had no problem doing squats with teammate Rougned Odor on his shoulders. But for some reason, he just could not catch a popup—which should have been a routine play for any first baseman—during Wednesday night’s game against the Athletics. Fielder had time to get under the ball and make the play. But he misjudged where it figured to land, and this was the result...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder does squats with Rougned Odor on his shoulders (video)

Prince Fielder utilized a rather unconventional pregame workout routine to get ready for an exhibition match-up during spring training a few weeks back by doing squats with Texas Rangers teammate Rougned Odor on his shoulders. The video, recorded by Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela, was posted to Instagram a few weeks back but has just...Read More The post Prince Fielder does squats...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Russell Wilson hits batting practice home run for Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson has hit a career .229 in the minor leagues but somehow you get that feeling that if was as good at baseball as he was football…that he would be on the diamond full time. Wilson is in training camp again this spring with the Texas Rangers (just for a day) and word got around this weekend that he hit a home run…in batting practice. This is video of Russell Wilson...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ new deep-fried food-only stand features Fried S’mOreo (photo)

The Texas State Fair famously is known for its vendors’ penchant for dreaming up truly remarkable — and fattening — new forays into deep-frying. The Texas Rangers, inspired by the fried-in-fat prowess routinely on display at its home state’s annual fair, have come up with a way to pay homage to the legendary, artery-clogging showcase....Read More The post Rangers’ new deep...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Yep, the baseball gods hate us – it’s Tommy John for Yu Darvish

The worst fears of the Texas Rangers have been unfortunately realized. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and miss the 2015 season. .@Rangers ace Yu Darvish to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, will miss 2015 season. pic.twitter.com/lPdtCFqTE6 — MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015 This is just awful, as we’ve emphasized in the past. Darvish is one of...
Via The Outside Corner
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The silver lining to Yu Darvish's injury

Yu Darvish is probably going to require Tommy John surgery. As Jeff noted yesterday, this is a blow to the Rangers already slim playoff odds, and now our projections have them as perhaps the worst team in the American League. After last year’s debacle, the team was hoping for a big bounce back, but that […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

This is why we can’t have nice things. Rangers ace Yu Darvish has a sprained UCL, and Tommy John surgery is on the table. Darvish has sprain of UCL in elbow. TJ is a possibility. To have more consultation — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 7, 2015   Darvish left his start on Thursday with tightness in his triceps. The 28-year old Japanese star was shut down last August...
Via The Outside Corner
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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