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Saturday morning Rangers things

Saturday morning Rangers things

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Saturday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... The Texas Rangers fell to the Houston Astros by a score of 4-3 last night. Mike Minor gave up 4 home runs last night early but battled back at a time when he’s being evaluated by teams considering trading for him. Nomar Mazara knows the Rangers need more from him offensively than what he has done. Reducing his pre-swing movement has helped Joey Gallo become an All Star this season. Hunter Pence is the subject of a documentary that looks at his offseason work to revitalize his career. The...
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The Pence Method: Documentary details Hunter Pence's journey from near retirement to Rangers' All-Star

The Pence Method: Documentary details Hunter Pence's journey from near retirement to Rangers' All-Star

HOUSTON -- The story of Hunter Pence’s comeback is the kind of thing somebody could make a film about.Somebody did: Pence.The Pence Method, a 22-minute documentary which airs on FS1 at 9 p.m. Saturday, tells the story of Pence’s emotional departure from San Francisco at the end of last season, through his attempts to remake his swing with hitting instructor Doug Latta and by playing in the Dominican Republic, and to overcoming long odds to win a spot with the Rangers. The story ends, however, before Pence wins election as an AL All-Star starter.The idea for the film came from Pence....
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Game 97 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Game 97 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ Do it for the Boot Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:10 PM CT Minute Maid Park LHP Mike Minor vs. RHP Justin Verlander Today's Lineups RANGERS ASTROS Shin-Soo Choo - LF George Springer - RF Danny Santana - 1B Jose Altuve - 2B Elvis Andrus - SS Alex Bregman - 3B Joey Gallo - CF Yordan Alvarez - DH Hunter Pence - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Nomar Mazara - RF Robinson Chirinos - C Rougned Odor - 2B Jake Marisnick - CF Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Tony Kemp - LF Jeff Mathis - C Myles Straw - SS Go Rangers!
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More reports on Texas potentially selling

More reports on Texas potentially selling

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Chris Woodward told his team that they needed to win after the Break to be buyers. That hasn’t happened. MLB Trade Rumors: Mike Minor, Hunter Pence, Shawn Kelley and Asdrubal Cabrera are among the veterans that the Texas Rangers could move in the next week-plus, according to Jim Bowden, who says that Chris Woodward had a team meeting before the second half started to say that if they played well in the second half of July, the team would be buyers, but if they didn’t, the Rangers would likely be selling. It makes sense for Woodward to...
SportsDay Jul 18, 2019
Why the Rangers might want to keep Hunter Pence rather than trade him at the deadline

Why the Rangers might want to keep Hunter Pence rather than trade him at the deadline

On the latest edition of #EvanHelpUs... ME: He’s certainly found a valuable super utility guy. Has started at every non-pitching position on the field except catcher and third base (and he’s currently working on third base). Switch hits. Runs well. He’s been a real find. The question is how close can he come to sustaining it? Don’t think anybody expects him to hit .315 with a .900 OPS as an everyday player around the diamond, but can he hit .280 and .800. If so, that’s a super valuable guy. I think everybody involved in the evaluation process has to wonder how he went from this as a...
Lone Star Ball Jul 17, 2019
Game 96 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Game 96 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Save us, Danny! Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:05 PM CT The Ballpark LHP Robbie Ray vs. RHP Jesse Chavez Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS Jarrod Dyson - LF Shin-Soo Choo - RF Ketel Marte - CF Delino DeShields - CF Eduardo Escobar - 2B Elvis Andrus - SS Christian Walker - 1B Hunter Pence - DH Adam Jones - RF Danny Santana - LF Jake Lamb - 3B Logan Forsythe - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Rougned Odor - 2B Kevin Cron - DH Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Carson Kelly - C Tim Federowicz - C Go Rangers!
SportsDay Jul 16, 2019
MLB Players Alumni Association names Hunter Pence as Rangers' Heart and Hustle Award winner

MLB Players Alumni Association names Hunter Pence as Rangers' Heart and Hustle Award winner

ARLINGTON -Hunter Pence returned to the Rangers lineup Tuesday and it didn't take him long to start racking up awards.Pence was named the Rangers Heart and Hustle Award winner by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association on Tuesday. The MLBPAA names a winner for each of the 30 clubs who personifies a passion for baseball and who "best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game."There is little doubt about that. As the Rangers' announced activating Pence from the Injured List following a 30-day stint for a strained quad muscle, they talked about the difficulty in getting...
Lone Star Ball Jul 16, 2019
Game 95 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Game 95 Game Day Thread - Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Time to go win that Cy Young, I guess Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:05 PM CT The Ballpark LHP Alex Young vs. RHP Lance Lynn Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS Jarrod Dyson - RF Shin-Soo Choo - LF Ketel Marte - CF Elvis Andrus - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Hunter Pence - DH Jake Lamb - 1B Nomar Mazara - RF Kevin Cron - DH Joey Gallo - CF Alex Avila - C Danny Santana - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Rougned Odor - 2B Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Tim Locastro - LF Jeff Mathis - C Go Rangers!
SportsDay Jul 16, 2019
Willie Calhoun left

Willie Calhoun left "speechless" after Rangers decision to send him back to minors

At full health for the first time since May, the Rangers on Tuesday once again faced the reality of a mismatched roster that tilts heavy toward left-handed hitting corner outfielders.And Willie Calhoun once again paid the price for that.In order to activate Hunter Pence from the Injured List, the Rangers pulled Calhoun out of work in the batting cage, raved about the job he's done, then told him he was being sent to Triple-A Nashville."I'm speechless," Calhoun said, slumped back in his locker after a pep-talk from Shin-Soo Choo. "This caught me off guard, as well. I can't do anything about...
Lone Star Ball Jul 16, 2019
Pence active, Calhoun down, Guerrieri up, Biddle hurt

Pence active, Calhoun down, Guerrieri up, Biddle hurt

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Texas Rangers transactions: Hunter Pence has been activated from the injured list today, and pitcher Taylor Guerrieri has had his contract purchased, adding him to the 25 and 40 man rosters. To make room on the 25 man roster for Pence and Guerrieri, Willie Calhoun has been optioned and Jesse Biddle has been placed on the injured list with a sore shoulder. Who the odd man out would be when Pence returned has been the subject of much debate, and Calhoun drew the short straw. Texas appears committed to getting Pence, Nomar Mazara and Shin-Soo Choo...
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Texas Rangers lineup for July 13, 2019: No Pence yet

Texas Rangers lineup for July 13, 2019: No Pence yet

The Rangers look to make it three in a row tonight against the Astros Texas Rangers lineup for July 13, 2019 against the Houston Astros: starting pitchers are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Wade Miley for the Astros. Texas looks to continue their hot second half tonight against the Houston Astros. It was thought that Hunter Pence might be activated for tonight’s game, but he is instead continuing his rehab at Frisco. Rougned Odor, Willie Calhoun and Asdrubal Cabrera get the day off against the lefty Miley. The lineup: Choo — DH Santana — 2B Elvis — SS Mazara — RF Gallo —...
Lone Star Ball Jul 11, 2019
Strong start for Tyler Phillips

Strong start for Tyler Phillips

Josh Jung got on base twice more, and Tyler Phillips had a solid outing for Frisco Frisco righthander Tyler Phillips started his night by issuing a walk and then allowing a home run, but after that things were smooth sailing. Final line for Phillips was 5 IP, 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs, 3 Ks. Joe Barlow threw a scoreless 9th with 2 Ks and now has a 1.13 ERA in th Texas League. Rehabbing Isiah Kiner-Falefa was 1 for 2 with an HBP and a walk, rehabbing Hunter Pence was 0 for 3 with a walk, and Leody Taveras had a hit. Down East had just 1 hit, a Yohel Pozo single, through 8 innings, and went...
SportsDay Jul 11, 2019
Latest updates on Hunter Pence, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and other Rangers on injury rehab assignments

Latest updates on Hunter Pence, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and other Rangers on injury rehab assignments

ARLINGTON -- Injured All-Star Hunter Pence is close to returning to the Rangers, perhaps as soon as this weekend's series against the Astros.Pence served as the DH on Thursday night for Double-A Frisco, just his second rehabilitation game since suffering a right groin strain June 16. Pence has missed 20 games since then, but Rangers manager Chris Woodward said the team was hopeful they would be able to activate him during their series against Houston."I'm not 100% sure on that, we'll see how today goes," Woodward said. "Based on the last time he DH'd, it didn't go that well. Hopefully, this...
Lone Star Ball Jul 11, 2019
Kyle Bird recalled, Hunter Pence rehab resumes

Kyle Bird recalled, Hunter Pence rehab resumes

The Rangers have recalled pitcher Kyle Bird, and Hunter Pence resumes his rehab assignment tonight Texas Rangers transactions: Kyle Bird has been recalled from AAA Nashville, the team announced today. The Rangers had an open spot on the 25 man roster after optioning Joe Palumbo to AAA Nashville after Sunday’s game. Bird hasn’t allowed a run in 7 outings for Nashville sent being sent back down at the end of May, and he joins Brett Martin and Jesse Biddle as lefthanded bullpen options. In addition, Hunter Pence is joining Frisco tonight to resume his rehab assignment. Pence was on a...
Lone Star Ball Jul 9, 2019
2019 MLB All-Star Game: Game Day Thread

2019 MLB All-Star Game: Game Day Thread

All Star Joey Gallo!! 2019 MLB All-Star Game: Joey Gallo is an All-Star. Hunter Pence is one, too. Mike Minor will also there repping the Rangers. Heck, Lance Lynn was probably snubbed for a trip to Cleveland. In the end, however, with Pence on the shelf and the Rangers opting to give Minor rest, only Gallo will be eligible to perform in tonight’s game but he will be doing so coming off the bench. Here’s hoping this one remains a tight game until the late innings so Gallo can come in and do some damage and earn a free truck or whatever as the game’s MVP.

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