Tag: Texas Rangers

Rangers pluck Blue Jays 5-3 take Game 1 of ALDS

Keep it up Texas!

The Texas Rangers lost 95 games and finished in last place in 2014. They lost ace Yu Darvish for this season when he underwent Tommy John surgery. And they were two games under .500 and eight games back on Aug. 2. Yet they not only rallied to win the AL West, they won the first game of their division series 5-3 over the heavily favoredToronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

The victory came at a price: Third baseman Adrian Beltre was forced to leave in the third inning with a back injury so painful that he had tears in his eyes when he left the field. Just how high a price that injury was will not be fully known until the Rangers determine when he can return to play.

In the meantime, the rest of the Rangers more than compensated by beating up Cy Young candidate David Price. Texas scored five runs off Price, with Robinson Chirinos hitting a two-run home run in the fourth and Rougned Odor adding a solo homer in the seventh.

Game 2 is tomorrow!

Another update on Chris Kyle murder

Something has been bugging me about the report from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

The suspect, identified as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was pursued to a house in Lancaster by officers, including a local SWAT team. Routh again try to flee in a vehicle but was stopped about 9 p.m. after spikes were laid across a road, Bryant said.

“The suspect has been caught and is in custody in Lancaster,” the sheriff said. Erath County sheriff’s investigators and Texas Rangers were securing a capital murder warrant, he said.

Witnesses told sheriff’s investigators that the gunman opened fire on the two men around 3:30 p.m., then fled in a pickup truck belonging to one of the victims. The sheriff’s department didn’t get a call until around 6 p.m.

Why the 2-and-a-half hour delay in the police getting a call? Something does not add up about that. Again, details are somewhat sketchy, and I am still looking, and re-reading everything I can find. More updates when I can 


Rangers whip Rays again lead ALDS 2-0

How about my Texas Rangers folks?

Two dominating pitching performances and a long home run by playoff neophyte Michael Young have the Texas Rangers on the verge of winning a postseason series for the first time.

Young hit a three-run homer one pitch after keeping a fifth-inning at-bat alive with a disputed check-swing, helping C.J. Wilson and the AL West champions beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Thursday for a 2-0 lead in their AL division series.

Texas is the only current major league franchise that’s never won a playoff series. After taking two games on the road, that can change when the best-of-five matchup shifts to Rangers Ballpark for Game 3 on Saturday.

Yeah Baby!


MLB Playoffs set!

Ah yes, I love postseason baseball here is the schedule! Oh, and GO RANGERS!

The American League playoffs became official Sunday afternoon when the Yankees dropped their finale to the Red Sox, thereby pushing the defending World Series champions into the Wild Card spot, with the Rays winning the AL East.

That means Wednesday’s openers of the AL Division Series will have the Rays hosting the AL West champion Rangers and the AL Central champion Twins playing their first playoff game at Target Field against the Yankees, seeking their 28th World Series title.

The Phillies had the best record in the National League this season at 97-65, and the NL top seed was given the opportunity to pick between the eight-day and seven-day Division Series — they chose the eight-day series that begins Wednesday. That means they will open their attempt at becoming the first team to win National League pennants in three consecutive years since the 1944 Cardinals by hosting the Reds on Wednesday.

The Giants, as the NL West champ, and the Braves, as the Wild Card entrant, will meet in the other NLDS, beginning Thursday at AT&T Park.

My picks? In the NL Phils and Braves In the AL Twins and Rangers

How far will Russ go to post a picture of Alyssa Milano?

Russ of That’s Right, and one of my blogging partners at The Resistance, posts about the Mets winning their season opener, thus avoiding an 0-162 campaign. But, note this picture in his post. I think Russ was just wanting to post a picture of the lovely Ms. Milano. But, who can blame him? By the way, my Rangers rallied past the Blue Jays 5-4! 1-0 baby!