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SportsDay Jul 20, 2018
Shin-Soo Choo's streak continues past All-Star break, closes in on another historic mark

Shin-Soo Choo's streak continues past All-Star break, closes in on another historic mark

ARLINGTON - It would be easy to say Shin-Soo Choo picked up Friday right where he left off at the All-Star break when it came to reaching base, but the truth is, he reached base during the All-Star break as well.Choo extended his on-base streak to 52 games Friday with a first inning single through the right side against Cleveland's Trevor Bauer. It is now the longest streak in the majors since the Los Angeles Angels Orlando Cabrera reached in 63 straight in 2006.Choo's streak is a Rangers' single-season record, but, if streaks that extend into a second season are counted, Will Clark reached...
SportsDay Jul 19, 2018
Why Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo says on-base streak means more to him than his first career All-Star appearance

Why Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo says on-base streak means more to him than his first career All-Star appearance

Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo appeared on Dennis and Cowlishaw show on 103.3 ESPN Dallas recently to talk about his on-base streak. Here are some of the highlights. What's more fun, the streak or the All-Star appearance?Choo: Honestly, I say streak. I like both, but if you have to pick one, I'll take the streak, the on-base streak. That's nice to do and [being an]All-Star same thing, it's nice to make the All-Star team, but that's very hard to do in 50 games. That's a lot of games to get on base. On the pressure of the streakChoo: I feel good. Actually, was a little bit nervous to break...
SportsDay Jul 17, 2018
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo makes most of All-Star Game debut, sparks rally in American League's 8-6 victory

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo makes most of All-Star Game debut, sparks rally in American League's 8-6 victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Shin-Soo Choo, the Rangers' offensive standout, made his long-awaited All-Star Game debut on Tuesday night. Choo did what he does best.He hit, against about the toughest pitcher imaginable for him.Pinch-hitting against nasty Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader, Choo triggered a three-run rally by the American League in the eighth inning with a single. In the regular season, left-handed hitters are 3 for 53 with 34 strikeouts against Hader.It was a rare single in a homer-fest. There were nine homers overall, including back-to-back blasts by Houston's Alex Bregman and George...
Lone Star Ball Jul 17, 2018
2018 MLB All-Star Game Thread

2018 MLB All-Star Game Thread

Come watch Shin-Soo Choo finally become an All-Star The 2018 MLB All-Star Game is tonight and as far as the Rangers goes, there’s Shin-Soo Choo, and then a whole lot of waiting for Shin-Soo Choo to actually get in the game. The game will be telecast on FOX beginning at 6:30 pm CT with team announcements and festivities and then first pitch around thirty minutes afterward. Go Choo!
SportsDay Jul 16, 2018
How Rangers All-Star Shin-Soo Choo became South Korea's national hero, again

How Rangers All-Star Shin-Soo Choo became South Korea's national hero, again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Shin-Soo Choo, the Rangers’ All-Star representative with the 51-game on-base streak, has been down the national hero route before.In 2000, Choo the pitcher led South Korea to the world juniors championship. In the title game against the United States, Choo struck out future American League Most Valuable Player Joe Mauer at the vital juncture.In 2010, Choo the hitter carried the Koreans to the gold medal in the Asian Games. The government thought so much of the performance that it exempted Choo from the requirement of two years of military service before age 30.On Tuesday...
SportsDay Jul 15, 2018
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo draws leadoff walk, extends on-base streak to 51 games

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo draws leadoff walk, extends on-base streak to 51 games

Shin-Soo Choo walked to lead off Sunday’s game, extending his on-base streak to 51 games heading into the All-Star break. It is the longest streak in the majors since a 52-game streak by Kevin Millar for Boston in 2007.It was the second straight day for Choo to start the game with a walk. He’s now led off this season in 52 games and has started the game by reaching 19 times, a .366 OBP to start games. He has nine hits (including three game-starting homers), eight walks and has been hit by a pair of pitches. Choo also singled and homered, then walked with two outs in the ninth to put the...
SportsDay Jul 14, 2018
Even in defeat, Martin Perez took his first step in proving he can be part of the Rangers' future

Even in defeat, Martin Perez took his first step in proving he can be part of the Rangers' future

BALTIMORE - The Rangers on Saturday were shutout by the worst team in baseball, perhaps one of the historically worst.It was, relatively speaking, a good day.As we've mentioned, oh, a couple of times a week, since early May, wins and losses don't really matter for a team that is in the early stages of rebuilding. What does matter is individual growth. Oh, and Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak. And since Choo walked to leadoff the 1-0 loss and extend his on-base streak to an even 50 games, the only suspense was about the return of Martin Perez to the rotation.Truth: As much fun as Choo's streak...
SportsDay Jul 13, 2018
In a lost summer for Rangers, this ongoing attraction is worth your attention

In a lost summer for Rangers, this ongoing attraction is worth your attention

BALTIMORE -- What a weekend for Shin-Soo Choo.On Friday, he celebrated his 36th birthday by getting his face smashed deep into a cake by Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor. On Saturday, he will aim to take his club-record streak of games reaching base to half a hundred. On Sunday evening, he will make the short drive over to Washington, D.C., to join the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career."I think the guys were more excited for me than I was for my birthday," Choo said after extending his streak to 49 games in a 5-4 win over Baltimore. "Everything that happened the last...
SportsDay Jul 13, 2018
Rangers Shin-Soo Choo extends on-base streak to 49 games with single

Rangers Shin-Soo Choo extends on-base streak to 49 games with single

BALTIMORE - After getting a pair of days off, birthday boy Shin-Soo Choo extended his single-season club record streak of games reaching base with a third-inning single Friday against Baltimore's Alex Cobb. Choo has now reached in 49 consecutive games.The last streak in the majors longer was by Boston's Kevin Millar, who reached in 52 consecutive games in 2007. If Choo reaches base the next time he plays, it will give him the 47th streak of at least 50 games in MLB history (including streaks that stretched over more than one year). The streak is calculated on games reaching by hits, walks or...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
Relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress becomes latest former Rangers player to receive All-Star nod

Relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress becomes latest former Rangers player to receive All-Star nod

Update (Thursday, 9:28 p.m.): Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has also been added to the National League All-Star roster.After struggles in Texas during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Jeffress has righted the ship in his return to the Brewers. He has posted a 0.99 ERA in 44 appearances so far this season while converting three save chances.Original story (July 8): Shin-Soo Choo was the only current Texas Ranger selected for the MLB All-Star game in Washington, D.C..However, former Rangers Mitch Moreland and Nelson Cruz also earned all-star nods on Sunday.For Cruz, it's his...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
Williams, DiMaggio, Choo? Behind the numbers of Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak with the Rangers

Williams, DiMaggio, Choo? Behind the numbers of Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak with the Rangers

For most of baseball history, the on-base streak has been overshadowed by the hitting streak.Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in 1941 appears on any list of unapproachable numbers. Ted Williams' 84-game on-base streak in 1949 never gets a call.The hitting streak was seen as more difficult to achieve because there is only one way to keep it going. The hit was valued more than the walk.That has begun to change in the last generation, with on-base percentage and the walks that come with it becoming more significant.Not everyone is in agreement. When Washington's Jayson Werth had a streak...
SportsDay Jul 11, 2018
Were the Rangers protecting Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak over a legitimate chance to win against Red Sox?

Were the Rangers protecting Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak over a legitimate chance to win against Red Sox?

BOSTON - Against the team with the best record in baseball, the Rangers did not start their lone All-Star twice in three days.Nor did they use him, or even make a motion like they were about to, with the game on the line Wednesday over three opportunities in the final two innings.The result: The Rangers lost 4-2 to Boston and were swept right out of New England.But, hey, at least Shin-Soo Choo's club-record 48-game on-base streak lives for another day.It begs the question: Were the Rangers protecting the streak over a legitimate chance to win - two outs, bases-loaded and down two runs in the...
SportsDay Jul 11, 2018
Rangers give Shin-Soo Choo and 48-game on-base streak a day off against Chris Sale

Rangers give Shin-Soo Choo and 48-game on-base streak a day off against Chris Sale

BOSTON - For the second time in three days, the Rangers' hottest hitter was out of the lineup Wednesday.The club decided to give Shin-Soo Choo, currently holding a club-record 48-game on-base streak, against tough Boston left-hander Chris Sale. But manager Jeff Banister said the decision had nothing to do with Choo's career .077 (2 for 26) batting average against Sale. It had everything to do with Adrian Beltre, Banister said.Beltre, who played third base on three consecutive days over the weekend, needed to DH on Wednesday, Banister said. It was also the second time in the last three days...
Lone Star Ball Jul 11, 2018
Wednesday Texas Rangers lineup: Choo, Guzman sit against Sale

Wednesday Texas Rangers lineup: Choo, Guzman sit against Sale

The Rangers give a couple of lefties the day off against Boston left hander Chris Sale The Texas Rangers look to avoid the sweep in Boston this evening, and will be facing Chris Sale. Jeff Banister is giving Shin-Soo Choo and his balky quad the day off, as well as Ronald Guzman. The lineup: DeShields — CF Elvis — SS Mazara — RF Beltre — DH Odor — 2B Profar — 3B Chirinos —C Gallo — LF Rua — 1B Bartolo Colon pitches for Texas.
Lone Star Ball Jul 10, 2018
40-53 - Gallardo’s good fortune runs out as Boston blasts Rangers 8-4

40-53 - Gallardo’s good fortune runs out as Boston blasts Rangers 8-4

Good news: Shin-Soo Choo reached base to extend his streak to 48 consecutive games In his return to Texas, Yovani Gallardo had been pitching well and even had a remarkable 3-0 record coming into tonight’s game. And while Gallardo pitching well against anyone in 2018 is a blessing, those wins came against the likes of Minnesota, Detroit, and the White Sox. Tonight, however, Gallardo faced arguably the best offense in baseball and it went about as well as expected. The Red Sox put up a five spot in the bottom of the third inning and, though the Rangers eventually scored four runs...

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