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SportsDay 1 hour ago
Tuesday's pitching matchup: Hamels needs help from Rangers offense

Tuesday's pitching matchup: Hamels needs help from Rangers offense

On deckTuesday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER LHP COLE HAMELS (3-6, 3.69) has received an average of 3.0 runs per game in 14 starts. That includes seven games in which the Rangers scored two runs or fewer. Hamels has allowed 1.90 homers per nine innings, tying him with Kansas City's Jakob Junis for the fourth-highest rate among major-league qualifiers.LOVES TO FACE: Alcides Escobar is hitting .130 for 23 career at-bats against Hamels.HATES TO FACE: Alex Gordon has a .400 on-base percentage for 20 career plate appearances against Hamels.KANSAS CITY STARTER RHP JASON HAMMEL (2-7, 4.89) is...
Royals Review 8 hours ago
Texas Rangers series preview: Cellar dwellers collide

Texas Rangers series preview: Cellar dwellers collide

The worst in the west comes to the K Just five games better than the Royals, the Texas Rangers have been a complete disaster this season. Coming into action with a 29-44 record, they are already 19 games out of first in the American League West, and own the fourth-worst record in the AL. Put succinctly, prepare yourselves for some bad baseball this week. Game times and pitching matchups are as follows: Monday, June 18 — 7:15 PM CDT — Bartolo Colon versus Ian Kennedy Tuesday, June 19 — 7:15 PM CDT — Cole Hamels (L) versus Jason Hammel Wednesday, June 20 — 7:15 PM CDT —...
Lone Star Ball Jun 13, 2018
Wednesday Texas Rangers lineup: Mazara is back

Wednesday Texas Rangers lineup: Mazara is back

After being a late scratch yesterday due to flu-like symptoms, Nomar Mazara is back in the lineup today The Texas Rangers go for a split today against the Dodgers, and Nomar Mazara is back in the lineup today after being a late scratch yesterday due to flu-like symptoms. The lineup: Choo — LF DeShields — CF Mazara — RF Beltre — 3B Gallo — 1B Chirinos — C Odor — 2B Hamels — P
Lone Star Ball Jun 13, 2018
27-42 - Game No. 69 not so nice, Rangers lose 12-5 in LA

27-42 - Game No. 69 not so nice, Rangers lose 12-5 in LA

Bartolo Colon and the Rangers were pounded by the Dodgers in the short series opener National League baseball is truly the worst sport. Coming for you, Miami. Player of the Game: Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run. Up Next: Cole Hamels will look to keep building that trade value against RHP Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers in the finale of this series. First pitch from Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 9:10 pm CT.
SportsDay Jun 13, 2018
Wednesday's pitching matchup: Hamels on forgettable streak with Rangers

Wednesday's pitching matchup: Hamels on forgettable streak with Rangers

On deckWednesday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER LHP COLE HAMELS (3-6, 3.86) is 0-2 with a 5.22 ERA in his last three starts. Hamels has allowed two homers in each of his last four starts, the longest streak of his career. Hamels has allowed 17 homers in 79 1/3 innings overall. He gave up 18 homers in 148 innings last season. The Rangers are 7-14 in Hamels' last 21 starts.LOVES TO FACE: Yasiel Puig is 1 for 6 with three strikeouts lifetime against Hamels.HATES TO FACE: Matt Kemp has a .400 on-base percentage for 35 career plate appearances against Hamels.LOS ANGELES DODGERS STARTER RHP...
Lone Star Ball Jun 12, 2018
Rosenthal: Hamels wants 2019 option picked up to waive no-trade

Rosenthal: Hamels wants 2019 option picked up to waive no-trade

Ken Rosenthal says that Cole Hamels will want his $20 million 2019 option picked up if he waives his no trade clause MLB Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers starting pitcher, has been the subject of trade rumors for a while, with the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers all bandied about as possible destinations. Hamels has a certain amount of control over the trade process, as he can veto deals to 20 teams, and Ken Rosenthal says that Hamels will likely want his $20 million team option for 2019 picked up as part of any deal that involves him waiving his...
SportsDay Jun 8, 2018
As the market for Cole Hamels heats up, here's 5 potential landing spots at the trade deadline...

As the market for Cole Hamels heats up, here's 5 potential landing spots at the trade deadline...

ARLINGTON -- There are plenty of reasons for concern and caution regarding Cole Hamels. His fastball continues to age. He is giving up home runs at an unprecedented pace. He is still trying to bounce back from the worst season of his career.Yet here's the good news for the Rangers: His value keeps going up.And you thought your 401(k) was doing some crazy stuff lately.The last two days have been eventful for the future of the Rangers, and it has nothing to do with anything that's taken place on the field. This season is no longer about results, but about processes, growth, development. Or as...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jun 8, 2018

Astros by the numbers: Pay attention to Evan Gattis on Friday night

The Astros play their in-state rivals, the Rangers, this Friday night. Or tonight if you are reading this post before the game. Or tomorrow if you’ve already watched it. If you didn’t watch the Astros take on Cole Hamels and the Rangers on Thursday night, that’s fine. But you did miss Evan Gattis taking Hamels […] Astros by the numbers: Pay attention to Evan Gattis on Friday night - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball Jun 7, 2018
Thoughts on a 5-2 Rangers loss

Thoughts on a 5-2 Rangers loss

Astros 5, Rangers 2 Astros 5, Rangers 2 Well, the Rangers fell short in the Cole v. Cole battle. Cole Hamels was okay. Two home runs allowed, one to Evan Gattis, one to Alex Bregman. Just two walks against five Ks. All five runs charged to him, bumping his ERA up to 3.86 on the season. Hamels has been homer-prone and HBP-prone this season. Hamels went 7.1 IP, with Jesse Chavez getting the final five outs. Chavez is quietly having a solid season in an unheralded role — he now has a 3.56 ERA on the year, with a 3.89 FIP. Joey Gallo played center field today, and I guess that’s...
SportsDay Jun 7, 2018
Buyer beware: Trade suitors could have reason to avoid Cole Hamels after latest Rangers loss

Buyer beware: Trade suitors could have reason to avoid Cole Hamels after latest Rangers loss

Let the buyer beware: Cole Hamels is now susceptible to the home run.With the Rangers about to go full-steam-ahead into the trade market, Hamels may be the most attractive piece they have to deal: An experienced starter with big-game success. But he's also dealing with unprecedented home run issues.In a 5-2 loss to Houston Thursday, Hamels allowed a pair of homers in 7.1 innings. It was his longest outing of the season, but it also was his fourth consecutive game surrendering multiple homers. His last pitch of the game: A homer by Alex Bregman into the left field seats. He's now allowed 17...
Lone Star Ball Jun 7, 2018
27-38 - Cole duel goes to Gerrit as Gattis gets to Hamels

27-38 - Cole duel goes to Gerrit as Gattis gets to Hamels

Texas had no big home runs tonight to save them in Battle of the Coles won by Gerrit and Houston 5-2 Tonight featured Cole vs Cole with last name Cole getting the best of first name Cole as the Rangers dropped this series opener against Houston 5-2. Cole of the Hamels variety was at his best even as he lasted 7 1⁄3 innings. Hamels allowed five runs on seven hits, two walks, and five strikeouts. The big blow came in the third inning in a 1-1 game when Evan Gattis took Hamels deep for a two-run, go-ahead dinger. The problem with Hamels not being lights out is that Gerrit Cole was doing his...
Lone Star Ball Jun 7, 2018
Thursday Texas Rangers lineup: Joey Gallo in center field

Thursday Texas Rangers lineup: Joey Gallo in center field

Delino DeShields is getting a day off today, but it is Joey Gallo, not Carlos Tocci, filling in for him in center The Texas Rangers start a four game series against the Houston Astros today, and Delino DeShields is getting a day off against his former organization. Interestingly, though, it is Joey Gallo who is getting the start in center field. The lineup: Choo — LF Profar — SS Mazara — RF Beltre — DH Gallo -- CF Kiner-Falefa — 3B Odor — 2B Guzman -- 1B Perez — C Cole Hamels pitches against Gerrit Cole.
Lone Star Ball Jun 7, 2018
Rangers Series Preview: Houston Astros

Rangers Series Preview: Houston Astros

Continuing the battle for the Silver Boot After a quick two-game series sweep of Oakland, the Rangers close out the home stand with a four game series against the Astros. Coming into this series, Houston has been knocked down to second place in the AL west, a game behind the Mariners. They’ll face Gerrit Cole who has pitched at least seven innings in seven of his last 12 starts and opponents batting average of .171. On Friday, they’ll face Justin Verlander who has a 1.30 ERA in his last four starts. For the Rangers, Hamels will pitch on Thursday and Doug Fister will pitch Friday....
SportsDay Jun 7, 2018
Don't expect any Rangers to be untouchable around the MLB trade deadline

Don't expect any Rangers to be untouchable around the MLB trade deadline

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his weekly reader mailbag. Here are some highlights.Question: Who has hurt their trade value more this year: Hamels or Beltre?Tim Cowlishaw: Beltre, for sure. Hamels has had some good starts in the past month, just as he did for the Phillies prior to the Rangers trading for him three years ago. Beltre's bat showed some life this past week, but two stints on the...
SportsDay Jun 6, 2018
Thursday's pitching matchup: Rangers open Houston series with Hamels on mound

Thursday's pitching matchup: Rangers open Houston series with Hamels on mound

On deckThursday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER LHP COLE HAMELS (3-5, 3.63) is 2-2 with a 2.89 in his last seven starts. In that stretch, the Rangers have scored a total of 15 runs with Hamels in the game. Hamels has allowed two homers in each of his last three starts and 15 in 72 innings overall. He gave up 18 homers in 148 innings last season. Hamels is 4-2 with a 2.74 ERA for his last eight starts against Houston.LOVES TO FACE: Carlos Correa is hitting .095 with seven strikeouts for 21 career at-bats against Hamels.HATES TO FACE: Evan Gattis, of Forney and Bishop Lynch, has three homers...

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