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Series Summary

Final 0-3
Fri 7/19 3 @ 4
Sat 7/20 1 @ 6
Sun 7/21 3 @ 5
Lone Star Ball Jul 21, 2019
Shawn Kelley leaves game with injury

Shawn Kelley leaves game with injury

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley departed today’s game with an apparent injury Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley was lifted from today’s game against the Houston Astros without throwing a pitch. Kelley was brought into the game with one on and two out in the bottom of the 8th inning in relief of Chris Martin, with Texas down 5-2, but was pulled during his warmup tosses with an apparent injury. There’s no indication at this point as to the reason for him leaving. With the only 2019 MLB trade deadline just ten days away, Kelley is someone whose name...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 21, 2019
Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Game Thread 101. July 20th, 2019, 1:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Astros go for a sweep behind rookie Rogelio Armenteros, Join the discussion Strong pitching last night out of the four hole of the rotation? When was the last time we could brag about that? Jose Urquidy looked for real last night, allowing only two hits, no walks, and striking out nine in seven innings. Yuli Gurriel remains the main story on the offensive side, having his fifth straight game at home with a home run last night. He has a nine game hitting streak and has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games, a stretch in which he has 13 home runs and 28...
Lone Star Ball Jul 21, 2019
Game 99 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Game 99 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Surely the Rangers can’t lose again, right? * tugs collar * Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:10 PM CT Minute Maid Park RHP Lance Lynn vs. RHP Rogelio Armenteros Today's Lineups RANGERS ASTROS Shin-Soo Choo - DH Jose Altuve - 2B Danny Santana - CF Alex Bregman - 3B Elvis Andrus - SS Michael Brantley - LF Nomar Mazara - RF Yordan Alvarez - DH Joey Gallo - LF Yuli Gurriel - 1B Rougned Odor - 2B Josh Reddick - RF Logan Forsythe - 3B Jake Marisnick - CF Ronald Guzman - 1B Max Stassi - C Jeff Mathis - C Myles Straw...
Lone Star Ball Jul 21, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup for July 21, 2019

Texas Rangers lineup for July 21, 2019

Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Rangers look to avoid a sweep in Houston today Texas Rangers lineup for July 21, 2019, against the Houston Astros: starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Rangers and Rogelio Armenteros for the Astros. Texas looks to avoid a sweep and snap a lengthy losing skid this afternoon in Houston. The lineup: Choo — DH Santana — CF Elvis — SS Mazara — RF Gallo — LF Odor — 2B Forsythe — 3B Guzman — 1B Mathis — C
Lone Star Ball Jul 21, 2019
Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers things

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Sunday morning Rangers news and links Good morning folks... The Texas Rangers lost to the Houston Astros last night by a score of 6-1. The S-T’s game story talks about the Rangers officially being in a nose dive. Evan Grant says Nomar Mazara’s struggles are making Chris Woodward make some difficult decisions. The S-T has notes on the Rangers hitters striking out too much, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joe Palumbo, and Hunter Pence. The Rangers website has notes on IKF, Pence, Palumbo, Adrian Sampson and Pedro Payano.
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 20, 2019
New hope in the rotation: Jose Urquidy dominates Rangers. Astros take game two, 6-1

New hope in the rotation: Jose Urquidy dominates Rangers. Astros take game two, 6-1

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Another Gurriel home run big blow as Astros cruise. Jeff Luhnow reportedly commented today that the Astro are set in the starting rotation, at least from positions one through three, but that their only need for the playoffs is for the occasional # 4 pitcher in a potential ALCS or World Series . Well let’s hold off on that a bit. Maybe, just maybe, the Astros found a #4. It’s only one game of course, but Jose Urquidy, fresh back up from AAA, was dominant today. His performance could rank as one of the top three starts by an Astros pitcher all year. He...
Lone Star Ball Jul 20, 2019
Thoughts on a 6-1 Rangers loss

Thoughts on a 6-1 Rangers loss

Photo by Bob Levey/ Astros 6, Rangers 1 Astros 6, Rangers 1 Well, at least we don’t have to have heartburn over the decision of whether to buy or sell. Ariel Jurado gave up 5 runs in 5 innings of work today, on 8 hits. He’s now sporting a 4.92 ERA. Still has exceeded expectations this year but the return to earth we have feared might be coming appears to be happening right now. Phillips Valdez threw one inning and gave up a home run, though if you want to look on the bright side it didn’t go very far. Brett Martin pitched a scoreless inning, bringing his ERA down to 4.89. He...
Lone Star Ball Jul 20, 2019
50-48 - Nosedive continues for Rangers with 6-1 loss to Astros

50-48 - Nosedive continues for Rangers with 6-1 loss to Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ The most historically relevant trophy in sports belongs to the Astros for another year Tonight’s game saw the Houston Astros win their tenth game in 2019 against the Texas Rangers which means, since the teams play a total of 19 games each year, Texas is mathematically eliminated from the greatest prize in sports: The Silver Boot. Player of the Game: Shin-Soo Choo took one deep. That was one of two total hits for the Rangers. Up Next: The Silver Boot is lost for another season but the Rangers will try to avoid a sweep and put an end to the losing streak with RHP...
The Crawfish Boxes Jul 20, 2019
Game Thread 100, July 20th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros.

Game Thread 100, July 20th, 2019, 6:10 CDT. Rangers vs Astros.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are into the “there are no real starters available” in their starting rotation. Can they weather the storm today and tomorrow? Join the discussion. It’s Jose Urquidy up today to face Shin-Soo Choo, Danny Santana, Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Hunter Pence et al. I think at least one of the two teams will score a lot of runs tonight, and if the Astros hope to win, there better be two high scoring teams. But maybe in his second big league appearance, Urquidy can improve on his 10.80 ERA. Going for the Rangers is Ariel Jurado, 5-5, with a 4.63...
Lone Star Ball Jul 20, 2019
Game 98 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Game 98 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ Maybe the Rangers won’t lose Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:10 PM CT Minute Maid Park RHP Ariel Jurado vs. RHP Jose Urquidy Today's Lineups RANGERS ASTROS Shin-Soo Choo - LF George Springer - CF Danny Santana - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Elvis Andrus - SS Michael Brantley - LF Hunter Pence - DH Yordan Alvarez - DH Joey Gallo - CF Yuli Gurriel - 1B Rougned Odor - 2B Josh Reddick - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Robinson Chirinos - C Ronald Guzman - 1B Tony Kemp - 2B Tim Federowicz - C Myles Straw - SS Go Rangers!

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  • 3 Ariel Jurado

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  • 1 Shin-soo Choo

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    Jose Urquidy

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