A.J. GRIFFIN NEWS

Recap: Rangers 2, Blue Jays 1; Dyson Makes No New Fans, Stops Toronto Rally Short

The Toronto Blue Jays opened a four game series on Monday night in a rematch with their 2015 ALDS opponent Texas Rangers.  The last time these two met one of the most bizarre and dramatic seventh innings occurred in baseball history, culminating in the famous Jose Bautista “Bat Flip”. Starting for Texas was A.J. Griffin, who has missed effectively the last two seasons after...
Via BP Toronto
13 hours ago

Live: Rangers travel to Toronto for first time since ALDS Game Five loss

A.J. Griffin takes the mound against R.A. Dickey Monday evening in the Rangers' first trip back to Toronto since Game Five of the 2015 ALDS.Click here to follow a box score of the game.Click here to follow along if you are on a mobile device.
Via SportsDay
17 hours ago

Memories of a Bat Flip: Rangers Preview

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers May 2nd – May 5th Written by Joshua Howsam and Matt Gwin Thanks to a series win in Tampa Bay, the Toronto Blue Jays are one spot ahead in the AL East standings than they were in our last series preview. However, now they come home, only to face the AL West leading Texas Rangers. It’s undoubtedly true that this Toronto team is better...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Hondo’s Tex. message

The Chisox lumped up Ubaldo and the Birds on Hondo’s behalf Sunday, which increased his earnings to a crisp 444 houghs — or, in the words of Moses Malone: “Fo,’ fo,’ fo.’ Monday night: Mr. Aitch was going to take R.A. Dickey initially but had second thoughts and decided on A.J. Griffin — 20 units...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Off to hot start, Griffin tries to cool off Jays' sluggers

Most of the characters will be the same as the Rangers and Blue Jays resume the rivalry that grew intense during last year's American League Division Series, when Toronto won three consecutive elimination games, including an epic Game 5, to shock Texas. A.J. Griffin opposes R.A. Dickey in Monday's series opener at Rogers Centre.
Via Rangers.com
1 day ago

Fraley: A.J. Griffin has to be the most pleasant surprise of the season for the Rangers

Gerry Fraley recently held a chat to talk all things Texas Rangers. Here are some highlights:Question: Would A.J. Griffin be the most pleasant surprise of the season from a Rangers perspective?Fraley: Has to be. He has the same exact record, ERA and innings as Cole Hamels. To get that from a minor-league free agent who worked 14 2/3 innings in the minors over the last two seasons...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Texas Rangers: The power of music is with A.J. Griffin

The Major League Baseball season is a taxing one; 162 games to be exact. Even though the 2016 campaign just kicked off, MLB players are already looking for an outlet to help them through the grind of the season. For pitcher A.J. Griffin, starter for the 1st place Texas Rangers, that outlet is guitar playing. Griffin has come out of nowhere this season, dominating in his first four...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Unexpected heroes salvage April

A 12-10 start isn’t entirely what the Rangers had in mind coming out of the gate, but in no way is it concerning. Texas is in first place of the American League West. They’re putting together victories with some of their key players either injured or slumping. Prince Fielder is thriving in the RBI category, however is still hitting below .200. Mitch Moreland and Rougned Odor...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Music Man: Griffin's second passion is guitar

Rangers pitcher A.J. Griffin said there is a big difference playing the guitar in front of a small crowd at an Arizona watering hole and pitching in front of a sellout crowd at a Major League ballpark.
Via Rangers.com
5 days ago

Griffin strong for 8 innings, Rangers beat Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Through four starts this season, A.J. Griffin has outpitched Rangers ace Cole Hamels. In his latest start, Griffin pitched eight strong innings - the longest outing by a Texas starter this season - to lead the Rangers to a 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. All this after missing two major league seasons following Tommy John surgery...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grant: A.J. Griffin making his case to stay in Rangers rotation long-term

ARLINGTON - Though big storms were closing in on Globe Life Ballpark, pitching coach Doug Brocail bounced happily through the clubhouse Tuesday night carefree and happy as a guy without Yu Darvish or Cole Hamels currently in his rotation could be.With good reason.Darvish pitched Tuesday at Globe Life, throwing what should be his last live batting practice session before a rehab assignment...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

Griffin makes strong case to stay in rotation

Fifth starter A.J. Griffin doesn't look like a guy who is simply holding down a spot in the rotation until Yu Darvish gets off the disabled list.
Via Rangers.com
6 days ago

The Rangers Are 11-10

 Back above .500, and in grand fashion. A.J. Griffin got the start tonight, and went 8 strong innings. He struck out 5 and walked 1 while giving up only a single run. That run could just as easily have been classified as unearned after Elvis Andrus failed to make a play on a sharp grounder by Mark Teixeira. All in all, fantastic start by Griffin, who earned a game score of 74. Great...
Via One Strike Away
6 days ago

Griffin strong for 8 innings in Rangers' rout of Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- A.J. Griffin pitched eight strong innings, Mitch Moreland hit a bases-loaded two-run single during a five-run third and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 10-1 on Tuesday night.The Rangers ended a four-game skid, during which they totaled five runs. They were no-hit for six innings by Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Monday night.In the third...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Griffin strong for 8 innings, Rangers beat Yankees 10-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A.J. Griffin pitched eight strong innings, Mitch Moreland hit a bases-loaded two-run single during a five-run third and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 10-1 on Tuesday night. The Rangers ended a four-game skid, during which they totaled five runs. They were no-hit for six innings by Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Monday night. In the third...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways: A.J. is A-OK as Rangers break offensive slump in win over Yankees

ARLINGTON - Takeaways and observations from the Rangers' 10-1 win over New York that was punctuated by big performances from off-season acquisitions A.J. Griffin and Ian Desmond and two-out rallies:THREE TAKEAWAYS-- Eight is enough: RHP A.J. Griffin posted the longest outing of the year by a Rangers starter, going eight innings on 98 pitches. It was his first start of at least eight...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

Live: Rangers try to snap 4-game losing streak as A.J. Griffin looks to move to 3-0 on the season

The Rangers return to the field Tuesday looking to snap a 4-game losing streak and get back above .500. A.J. Griffin (2-0, 3.18 ERA) will face off against Luis Severino (0-2, 4.86 ERA).Click here to follow the box score. Click here to follow along if you are on a mobile device.
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

Griffin aims to build off promising start to season vs. Yanks

Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin will try to build off his promising start to the season when he goes against the Yankees on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Griffin will face right-hander Luis Severino, who is looking for his first victory of the season.
Via Rangers.com
7 days ago

Severino will have season's first win in sight vs. Rangers

Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin will try to build off his promising start to the season when he goes against the Yankees on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Griffin will face right-hander Luis Severino, who is looking for his first victory of the season.
Via Yankees.com
7 days ago

In return from injury, A.J. Griffin has big hurdle to jump in next start vs. Yankees

Right-hander A.J. Griffin can make a statement about his physical status in a start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday.In his last start, on Thursday, Griffin threw 108 pitches in six innings during a win against Houston. It was his highest pitch total since Aug. 4, 2013, while with Oakland.  He had only 14 1/3 innings, in the minors, for the next two years because of injuries...
Via SportsDay
7 days ago

The Rangers Sweep Houston, Are Now 10-6

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Hey, now that's what I call a series. The Rangers defeated the Astros 7-4 on Thursday night, the club's 4th win in as many games, to complete their first sweep of the year. A.J. Griffin went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, with 6 strikeouts to 2 walks. Taking the assignment opposite last year's Cy Young Award winner, Dallas Keuchel...
Via One Strike Away
11 days ago

Rangers complete three-game sweep of Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Ian Desmond's first homer of the season was good for three runs and A.J. Griffin outpitched 2015 American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.The Rangers have won four straight and have swept three straight home series from the Astros for 10 total games.Desmond...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fraley: Good signs abound as Rangers beat odds to complete sweep of 'cover-boy' Astros

ARLINGTON - The reverse lock came through on Thursday night.The Rangers completed a three-game sweep of Houston, alleged to be their strongest challenger in the American League West, with No. 5 starter A.J. Griffin out-performing Dallas Keuchel, the reigning Cy Young winner.Griffin, in a performance reminiscent of his pre-Tommy John surgery days with Oakland, worked six good innings...
Via SportsDay
11 days ago

Desmond, Griffin lead Rangers over Astros 7-4 for sweep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ian Desmond's first homer of the season was good for three runs and A.J. Griffin outpitched 2015 American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Rangers have won four straight and have swept three straight home series from the Astros for 10 total games. Desmond...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Live updates: A.J. Griffin on mound as Rangers seek sweep of Astros

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Via SportsDay
11 days ago
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