ADRIAN BELTRE NEWS

Batted-Ball Velocity, Adrian Beltre, and Xander Bogaerts

In batted-ball velocity numbers, we’ve got a new toy. It’s hard to know exactly how to use it, as it goes with many new statistical toys. Without even a full year of sample size, we have no idea how accurate the data coming in is, how sticky batted-ball velocity is year to year, or how much of a skill it is. Even worse, the data is incomplete — velocity without angle is somewhat...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers blow late lead to Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are too good for the Texas Rangers to give them extra chances to beat them, but that's exactly what the Rangers did Tuesday. A blown save by Shawn Tolleson and a costly throwing error by Adrian Beltre doomed the Rangers in a 6-5 loss to Toronto in the opener of a huge series at Globe Life Park. The Rangers led 5-4 and had Tolleson, who was 25 for 26 in save...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Beltre proud of new status as all-time games leader among Dominican players

Adrian Beltre doesn't like to waste time talking about his personal accomplishments in the game. He'd much rather talk about the team, winning, and other topics not related to his many individual exploits on the field. And yet, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News pointed out over the weekend, there is at least one accomplishment Beltre considers worthy of attention: the fact...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers surging up American League ranks

The AL Wild Card race is a tight one going down the stretch as four teams are less than two games back of the second Wild Card position, currently held by the Texas Rangers. After, Saturday’s win against the Detroit Tigers and the LA Angels losing to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rangers took possession of the second wild card position. Their gritty “Never Ever Quit” motto style...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Torture Adrian Beltre With Massive Head Rubbing Celebration After Walk-Off Win

There is an old saying about celebration that goes something like this: Don't do anything great if you can't handle the congratulations. That is kind of a problem for Texas Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre. He is kind of prone to making big plays and being the center of attention during celebrations. There is only one problem--he hates the team's preferred celebration whenever he does...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Beltre propels Rangers past M's on walk-off walk, fifth win in row

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre helped the Rangers win their fifth consecutive game with his bat, glove and eye. The last of Beltre's three RBI came when Fernando Rodney walked him with the bases loaded to force home the winning run on Monday night with one out. That gave Texas a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. He also had a pair of RBI doubles. His five errorless chances...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli coming back to Rangers after trade with Red Sox

The Texas Rangers are turning to a familiar face for a right-handed bat. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade Napoli back to the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Napoli played for the Rangers in 2011 and 2012 before leaving for Boston in free agency. Napoli, who is in the final year of a two-year deal, was hitting just .207 in 98 games with Boston...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Adrian Beltre pester Astros' coach Gary Pettis - and laugh about it

Some people make it quite obvious they love their job.Adrian Beltre is one of those individuals, as he staged some more of his quirky antics on the field during the Texas Rangers' game with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.Fielding a foul ball off the bat of the Astros' Carlos Gomez, Beltre proceeded to toss the ball into the chest of Houston third base coach Gary Pettis. When...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre’s case for Cooperstown is rock solid

On Monday, following Adrian Beltre’s home run in the fifth inning that completed the cycle, his home run trot would suggest he had done it before. That’s because he had. Indeed, last night was the third cycle Beltre had hit during his 18-year big league career, only the 4th player in history to hit that mark. Beltre continues to impress consistently and quietly with his play...
Via Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre’s case for Cooperstown is rock solid

On Monday, following Adrian Beltre’s home run in the fifth inning that completed the cycle, his home run trot would suggest he had done it before. That’s because he had. Indeed, last night was the third cycle Beltre had hit during his 18-year big league career, only the 4th player in history to hit that mark. Beltre continues to impress consistently and quietly with his play...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre matches MLB record with third career cycle

Adrian Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat Monday to complete his third career cycle, tying an MLB record, in the Texas Rangers’ wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros. A two-run triple by Beltre in the first inning put the Rangers ahead 3-2.  He had a double in the second and a single in the third.  His ninth homer of the season completed the cycle against...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Adrian Beltre Hits For Third Career Cycle, Ties MLB Record (Video)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. He got one for an impressive modern-day record. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish such a feat, in the Texas Rangers’ wild 12-9 victory over the...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Beltre's historic cycle sparks Rangers in win over Astros

Drama at Globe Life Ballpark is becoming a common feat these days. Sunday it was Martin Perez throwing an 80-pitch gem in a win for the Rangers. Monday it was Adrian Beltre making history. Beltre keyed an offensive frenzy for the Rangers by hitting for the cycle – completing the feat with a fifth-inning home run – as Texas topped Houston 12-9 in a wild opener to the three...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Beltre's 3rd career cycle in Rangers' 12-9 win over Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre became the first major leaguer since the 1930s to hit for his third career cycle and the Texas Rangers held on for a wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night. Beltre's solo homer in the fifth, a liner deep into the seats in left field, completed the cycle against three Houston pitchers. A two-run triple by Beltre...
Via AP on Fox
25 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth-inning HR gives Beltre third cycle of his career

  Adrian Beltre has hit for the cycle for the third time in his career. Beltre homered in the fifth inning Monday night for the Texas Rangers, completing the cycle in his first four at-bats against the Houston Astros. He also had a two-run triple in the first inning, a double in the second and a single in the third. All three of Beltre's cycles have come at the Rangers' ballpark...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Slugger Adrian Beltre Hits For the Cycle Against Houston Astros By The Fifth Inning

Adruan Beltre has been a force for the Texas Rangers for sometime. Monday night, with hopes of gaining ground on the division leading Houston Astros, he certainly is doing (or did if you read this after the game is over) his part to help the team notch a win. How so you ask? By becoming the second player this season and ninth in Rangers history to hit for the cycle.It's the third...
Via FatManWriting
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Beltre has 3rd career cycle for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre has hit for the cycle for the third time in his career. Beltre homered in the fifth inning Monday night for the Texas Rangers, completing the cycle in his first four at-bats against the Houston Astros. He also had a two-run triple in the first inning, a double in the second and a single in the third. All three of Beltre's cycles have come at the...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Beltre 'confused' about decision to play through sprained thumb

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre delivered a two-out, game-tying double in the ninth inning on Monday night, but he didn't do so without pain. The sprained left thumb that has bothered him for quite a while now just won't get better, prompting him to share some frustrated thoughts with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Beltre is quoted as being 'confused' about the...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Evan Gattis and Adrian Beltre Have Weird Stand-Off On Base Path During Astros-Rangers Game

Maybe this kind of weirdness happens all the time and it just hasn't made it to the internet till recently. Maybe there is something about the Rangers that say if you stare me down on the base path I'll let you pass (since someone tried it on Price Fielder not too long ago). For some crazy reason Evan Gattis thought he'd give it a try on Sunday with Adrian Beltre (who looked like...
Via FatManWriting
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre’s home burglarized, championship ring, suite tickets stolen

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsTexas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre had his home broken into shortly after he left for the Rangers’ homestand finale against Oakland on June 25. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Beltre came home after the game to find his 2011 AL Championship ring and tickets to his suite at Globe Life Park in Arlington stolen. The police...
Via Sports-Glory
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre’s home burglarized, AL title ring, suite tickets stolen

The home of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was burglarized last week, according to a report from The Dallas Morning News. No one was at the home at the time of the burglary, which occurred sometime Thursday morning. Beltre had already left for the ballpark for the Rangers’ matinee game against the Oakland A’s....Read More The post Adrian Beltre’s home burglarized...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Burglars make off with Beltre's 2011 AL championship ring, Rangers tickets

Last week, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was the unfortunate victim of a burglary at his home in the Bluffview/Preston Hollow area, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Apparently, the thieves broke into his home on Thursday, after Beltre had headed to Globe Life Park for the Rangers' game with the Oakland Athletics. Grant reported that the police report...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Home of Texas Rangers Slugger Adrian Beltre Burglarized; 2011 AL Championship Ring Stolen

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hates it when people rub his bald head, but many of his teammates like to do it anyway; especially short stop Elvis Andrus. Whatever his anger level is while getting his head rubbed probably pales in comparison to how he was willing when he learned his house was robbed.The crime happened last Thursday; during the morning hours after he had...
Via FatManWriting
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Texas Rangers have been all over the map this season. A questionable start in April, to a white-hot May, and now an abysmal stretch in June, the Rangers have been the definition of inconsistent. It seems impossible to know this team’s true identity. The Good Adrian Beltre Texas has shown signs of being a top team in baseball. Before Tuesday’s loss to Oakland, the Rangers...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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