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Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Anaheim Angels

Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Anaheim Angels

Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via The Rangers will be televised The Texas Rangers head out to Tempe, Arizona for their first action against a division mate of the spring. Welcoming them to Diablo Stadium will be the Fighting Mike Trouts from Anaheim. Plans from earlier in the week stated that righty Jonathan Hernandez would be the starter for today’s game but plans change so now it looks like RHP Jimmy Herget will open the game for the Rangers whereas the Angels will counter with RHP Dylan Bundy. Hans Crouse is also expected to be among the pitchers who are...
Lone Star Ball Mar 3, 2021
2021 Community Projections: Leody Taveras

2021 Community Projections: Leody Taveras

Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via What do you think Leody Taveras will do in 2021? Please enter your projections for David Dahl for the 2021 season in the following format: PA / AVG / OBP / SLG Example: 500 / .270 / .340 / .450 The slashes and periods should be included (spaces between are not required) this makes splitting the values apart based on the slashes easier. Note that we are requesting total plate appearances (PA) not at bats (AB). Please do not enter HR, RBI or any stat other than the four requested. This thread should be for projections only. Any...
Lone Star Ball Mar 3, 2021
Texas Rangers lineup for March 3, 2021

Texas Rangers lineup for March 3, 2021

Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Texas plays the Angels, and Ronald Guzman makes his debut in the outfield Texas Rangers lineup for March 3, 2021 against the Los Angeles Angels. We have game four of the exhibition season for the Texas Rangers today, and of particular note is that Ronald Guzman is hitting fifth and playing left field. According to Baseball Reference, Guzman has four career starts in the outfield — one in left field for the AZL Rangers in 2012, two in left field for Hickory in 2014, and one in left field in the Arizona Fall League in...
Lone Star Ball Mar 2, 2021
Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Welcome Kohei Arihara The Texas Rangers make their true road debut in Arizona as they travel to Glendale to take on the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. It should be an intriguing contest as Texas will get its first look at right-handed Japanese import Kohei Arihara with hurlers such as Kyle Cody and Cole Winn set to make their hotly-anticipated spring debuts on the mound. Meanwhile, the White Sox will counter by tossing their ace Lucas Giolito at Texas. Righty Giolito finished just below new teammate and former Ranger Lance Lynn...
Lone Star Ball Mar 2, 2021
2021 Community Projections: David Dahl

2021 Community Projections: David Dahl

Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via What do you think David Dahl will do in 2021? Please enter your projections for David Dahl for the 2021 season in the following format: PA / AVG / OBP / SLG Example: 500 / .270 / .340 / .450 The slashes and periods should be included (spaces between are not required) this makes splitting the values apart based on the slashes easier. Note that we are requesting total plate appearances (PA) not at bats (AB). Please do not enter HR, RBI or any stat other than the four requested. This thread should be for projections only. Any...
Lone Star Ball Mar 2, 2021
Texas Rangers lineup for March 2, 2021

Texas Rangers lineup for March 2, 2021

Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Rangers play against the Chicago White Sox in a six inning game today Texas Rangers lineup for March 2, 2021 against the Chicago White Sox. Texas plays their third game of the spring today, a six inning affair against the Chicago White Sox in beautiful, sunny Glendale, Arizona. The lineup: Calhoun — LF IKF — SS Gallo — RF Davis — DH Solak — 2B Guzman — 1B White — CF Holt — 3B Butera — C The pitchers today are, in order: Kohei Arihara (2 innings) Kyle Cody John King Tyler Phillipes Brett de...
Lone Star Ball Mar 1, 2021
Spring Training Game Thread: San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers

Spring Training Game Thread: San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers

Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via Rangers and Giants party like it’s 2010 The Texas Rangers welcome the San Francisco Giants to Surprise for the first Cactus League action of March. Righty Kyle Gibson will make the start for the Rangers while right-hander Nick Tropeano appears to be the scheduled starter for San Francisco. It’s far cry from the days of a match-up between Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum, but we’ll have to make due. A lineup: Tues. vs. SF at Surprise: Taveras 8, Dahl DH, Lowe 3, Odor 4, Trevino 2, Wendzel 6, A. Garcia 9, DeShields 7, Culberson 5,...
Lone Star Ball Mar 1, 2021
The Evolution of Joey Gallo: Part 1

The Evolution of Joey Gallo: Part 1

AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez Evaluating the Rangers Best Hitter In the classic spy tale Our Man In Havana, Graham Greene writes: In that moment, he began to realize the impossibility of explaining anything to a man with power Surely, Greene was referring to those who have the ability to mold the world to their liking, using their nearly unlimited power to do as they please against their opponents. Similarly, our man in Arlington utilizes a 32-ounce chunk of Maple to inexorably wield unbridled power against his mound-dwelling opposition. Joey Gallo has been blessed...
Lone Star Ball Mar 1, 2021
Texas Rangers lineup for March 1, 2021

Texas Rangers lineup for March 1, 2021

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Texas plays their second game of the spring this afternoon, and it will be a six inning affair Texas Rangers lineup for March 1, 2021, against the San Francisco Giants: Texas has their second spring game of the year today, and like yesterday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, it will be a six inning affair due to limitations on the number of available arms right now. Of note is that 2019 supplemental first rounder Davis Wendzel is playing shortstop — he was drafted as a third baseman out of Baylor, but the team has reportedly said he...
Lone Star Ball Mar 1, 2021
Hernandez’s sinker gets Petriello’s attention

Hernandez’s sinker gets Petriello’s attention

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Mike Petriello of MLB.com looked at the statistical comps to some of the great pitches in MLB, and saw Jonathan Hernandez at the top of one of the lists Mike Petriello with MLB.com has an interesting piece up today, in which he takes some of the best pitches in MLB (by pitch and pitcher), and then uses the Statcast data to figure out what pitchers throw a pitch that is closest to that dominant pitch. Its an interesting article that makes great use of the Statcast data, and looks at, among other things, who is the closest to Gerrit Cole’s...
Lone Star Ball Mar 1, 2021
2021 Community Projections: Nick Solak

2021 Community Projections: Nick Solak

Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via What do you think Nick Solak will do in 2021? Please enter your projections for Nick Solak for the 2021 season in the following format: PA / AVG / OBP / SLG Example: 500 / .270 / .340 / .450 The slashes and periods should be included (spaces between are not required) this makes splitting the values apart based on the slashes easier. Note that we are requesting total plate appearances (PA) not at bats (AB). Please do not enter HR, RBI or any stat other than the four requested. This thread should be for projections only. Any...
Lone Star Ball Feb 28, 2021
Battle of Surprise 2021 Game Thread: Rangers “at” Royals

Battle of Surprise 2021 Game Thread: Rangers “at” Royals

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Hey there baseball They’re playing baseball games at spring training now. Today, the Texas Rangers open their Cactus League slate with their annual matchup against Arizona roommate Kansas City. The Royals, as usual, get first dibs on being the home team in the Battle of Surprise. The Rangers will send lefty Wes Benjamin to the mound to start against veteran righty Ervin Santana for the Royals. Cactus League opener at KC: Calhoun 7, Kiner-Falefa 6, Gallo 9, Davis DH, Solak 4, Guzman 3, Holt 5, Heim 2, White 8, Benjamin 1— John Blake...
Lone Star Ball Feb 28, 2021
Texas Rangers lineup for Spring Opener

Texas Rangers lineup for Spring Opener

Photo by Harry How/ We have Texas Rangers baseball today! Its the spring opener today, and we have Texas Rangers baseball for the first time in five months. Its an exhibition game, and it will only be six innings long, but the Rangers are playing the Kansas City Royals in Surprise nonetheless — the exhibition season has officially kicked off. The lineup: Calhoun — LF IKF — SS Gallo — RF Davis — DH Solak — 2B Guzman — 1B Holt — 3B Heim — C White — CF The pitchers will be as follows: Wes Benjamin Nick Vincent Hunter Wood Jason Bahr Joe Gatto Drew...
Lone Star Ball Feb 26, 2021
Woodward’s ominous Odor comment

Woodward’s ominous Odor comment

Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via A recent comment from Chris Woodward about Rougned Odor seems to indicate the Rangers are prepared to cut him loose next month Rougned Odor. Just that very name generates an immediate reaction in Rangers fans that I don’t think has been experienced with this fan base in regards to a player since the days of Chan Ho Park. I know there were no doubt groans from a bunch of you when you saw this headline. And I know that a lot of people are so set in how they view him — and in how they think the Rangers will handle him — that...
Lone Star Ball Feb 24, 2021
SBN Reacts: Rangers second baseman for 2021

SBN Reacts: Rangers second baseman for 2021

Photo by Tom Pennington/ SBN Reacts looks at the Fernando Tatis, Jr., extension, and who should be the Rangers’ second baseman to start the season Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Texas Rangers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Earlier this week the San Diego Padres and star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. agreed to an enormous contract extension worth a reported $340 million over 14 years. Tatis Jr. is entering only his third year in the majors, but has already...

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