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Rangers fans confidence slips this week

Rangers fans confidence slips this week

Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via With the end of the season getting closer, Rangers fans’ confidence is dropping Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Rangers fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. The fans’ confidence in the direction of the Rangers trends down again this week, dropping to 83%. Manager Chris Woodward’s approval rating also dropped this week, coming in at 91%...maybe he isn’t playing Nick Solak enough. On the national question, folks...
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2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Hickory Crawdads pitchers

2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Hickory Crawdads pitchers

Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/ Taking a look at the pitchers from the 2019 Hickory Crawdads 2019 Texas Rangers minor league review: The Hickory Crawdads pitchers. With the regular season and playoffs now over for the Texas Rangers’ minor league clubs, we are taking a look at the performance of each of the U.S.-based minor league teams. Today, in our final installment, we are looking at the pitchers for the low-A Hickory Crawdads, whose 83-52 record was the second-best in the South Atlantic League this season, and who advanced to the Sally League Finals before being...
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74-79 - Astros lift off again as Rangers lose 3-2 in Minute Maid finale

74-79 - Astros lift off again as Rangers lose 3-2 in Minute Maid finale

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers finish the season 0-for-Minute Maid The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros are done playing baseball games against each other in 2019. These two Texas squads played 19 times this season with the Rangers winning just six of them. Worse yet, with tonight’s finale loss, the Rangers lost all nine times at Minute Maid Park. Then again, that means the Rangers went 6-4 against Houston in the final season at The Ballpark. So there’s that. Tonight, the Rangers were done in by — you guessed it — the long ball as all three Astros runs were scored via...
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Joey Gallo may be done for the year

Joey Gallo may be done for the year

Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via The beats say Joey Gallo’s hand is still bothering him, and he may be shut down Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is still having pain in his hand and is not expected to be activated this weekend, per the beat guys. Gallo has returned to the Metroplex from Arizona, where he has been working out, and is going to be re-evaluated, but it sounds more and more likely he will be shut down for the season. Gallo’s 2019 campaign has been the best of his career, but he missed time due to an oblique injury, and has been on the injured list since...
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Game 153 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Game 153 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports So long, Silver Boot Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:10 PM CT Minute Maid Park LHP Kolby Allard vs. RHP Gerrit Cole Today's Lineups RANGERS ASTROS Shin-Soo Choo - DH George Springer - CF Elvis Andrus - SS Jose Altuve - 2B Willie Calhoun - LF Michael Brantley - LF Danny Santana - RF Alex Bregman - SS Nick Solak - 3B Yordan Alvarez - DH Rougned Odor - 2B Yuli Gurriel - 1B Ronald Guzman - 1B Kyle Tucker - RF Scott Heineman - CF Aledmys Diaz - 3B Jose Trevino - C Martin Maldonado - C Go Rangers!
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Texas Rangers lineup for September 18, 2019

Texas Rangers lineup for September 18, 2019

Photo by Bob Levey/ Texas looks to try to win a game in Houston for the first time this season tonight Texas Rangers lineup for September 18, 2019 against the Houston Astros: starting pitchers are Kolby Allard for the Rangers and Gerrit Cole for the Astros. Tropical Storm Imelda has largely spared the city of Houston, and so the Rangers and Astros will play their final game of the season today, with the Rangers looking to win in Houston for the first time all year. In our Nick Solak Watch, Tony Beasley’s new project is hitting fifth and playing third base. The lineup: Choo —...
Lone Star Ball Sep 18, 2019
2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Hickory Crawdads hitters

2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Hickory Crawdads hitters

Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Taking a look at the hitters from the 2019 Hickory Crawdads 2019 Texas Rangers minor league review: The Hickory Crawdads hitters. With the regular season and playoffs now over for the Texas Rangers’ minor league clubs, we are taking a look at the performance of each of the U.S.-based minor league teams. Today we are looking at the hitters for the low-A Hickory Crawdads, whose 83-52 record was the second-best in the South Atlantic League this season, and who advanced to the Sally League Finals before being eliminated. The Crawdads were...
Lone Star Ball Sep 17, 2019
74-78 - Dingers undo Rangers in 4-1 loss to Astros

74-78 - Dingers undo Rangers in 4-1 loss to Astros

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Rangers have now allowed 2,089,503,498,563,405,896 home runs this season The Houston Astros hit three home runs. The Texas Rangers hit one home run. That’s just about that. Player of the Game: Nomar Mazara was the man who hit the dong to prevent the Rangers from suffering the dubious dishonor of being shutout. Up Next: The Rangers finish off their season slate against Houston with one more game against the Astros in this brief two-game set. RHP Gerrit Cole will pitch for Houston against LHP Kolby Allard for Texas. Wednesday’s first pitch from Minute Maid Park...
Lone Star Ball Sep 17, 2019
Game 152 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Game 152 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Rangers open the final road trip of the season in Houston Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:10 PM CT Minute Maid Park RHP Lance Lynn vs. RHP Justin Verlander Today's Lineups RANGERS ASTROS Shin-Soo Choo - DH George Springer - CF Elvis Andrus - SS Jose Altuve - 2B Willie Calhoun - LF Michael Brantley - LF Nomar Mazara - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Danny Santana - 1B Yordan Alvarez - DH Nick Solak - 3B Yuli Gurriel - 1B Rougned Odor - 2B Carlos Correa - SS Delino DeShields - CF Robinson Chirinos - C Jose Trevino -...
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Texas Rangers lineup for September 17, 2019

Texas Rangers lineup for September 17, 2019

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Texas plays the first of two against Houston tonight as a Tropical Storm rolls into town Texas Rangers lineup for September 17, 2019 against the Houston Astros: starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Rangers and Justin Verlander for the Astros. Tropical Storm Imelda formed seemingly out of nowhere today and is hitting the Gulf Coast, and so the Rangers will be playing their two game set in Houston with weather drama as a backdrop, though the roof at Minute Maid means that the games should go forward unless flooding necessitates a cancellation. For our Nick...
Lone Star Ball Sep 17, 2019
2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Down East Wood Ducks pitchers

2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Down East Wood Ducks pitchers

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Taking a look at the pitchers from the 2019 Down East Wood Ducks 2019 Texas Rangers minor league review: The Down East Wood Ducks pitchers. With the regular season and playoffs now over for the Texas Rangers’ minor league clubs, we are taking a look at the performance of each of the U.S.-based minor league teams. Today we are looking at the pitchers for the high-A Down East Wood Ducks, who went a Carolina League-best 87-52 this season before being knocked out in the Carolina League Semi-Finals. The Down East Wood Ducks pitchers were the class of the Carolina...
The Crawfish Boxes Sep 17, 2019
2019 Season Preview #49: Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

2019 Season Preview #49: Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Astros (98-53, 1st in AL West) return to MMP for the final homestand of 2019 starting with two against the Rangers (74-77, 3rd in AL West) Snapshot Rangers The Rangers start this series after getting outslugged by the A’s in a weekend series that saw them give up 14, 8, and 6 runs in consecutive games. They had been riding pretty high before that though, having won 6 of the previous 7 games before this weekend. The Rangers are having a middling season where unexpectedly good starting pitching has them hovering around .500, but the rest of the product has been...
Lone Star Ball Sep 16, 2019
Matt Blood leaves Texas Rangers for Baltimore Orioles

Matt Blood leaves Texas Rangers for Baltimore Orioles

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Matt Blood has left the Rangers and is joining the Baltimore Orioles Matt Blood, who was hired in November, 2018, to be the Rangers Director of Player Development, and then was shifted to “Director of Baseball Innovation” in August, has joined the Baltimore Orioles as their Director of Player Development, the Orioles announced on Twitter today. The Orioles announcement says that Blood “will spearhead staff recruitment, technology programs, and player development strategies through the minor leagues.” The Blood hiring by the Rangers was characterized as an...
Lone Star Ball Sep 16, 2019
2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Down East Wood Ducks hitters

2019 Texas Rangers farm review: Down East Wood Ducks hitters

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Taking a look at the hitters from the 2019 Down East Wood Ducks 2019 Texas Rangers minor league review: The Down East Wood Ducks hitters. With the regular season and playoffs now over for the Texas Rangers’ minor league clubs, we are taking a look at the performance of each of the U.S.-based minor league teams. Today we are looking at the hitters for the high-A Down East Wood Ducks, who went a Carolina League-best 87-52 this season before being knocked out in the Carolina League Semi-Finals. Down East was middle-of-the-pack for the Carolina League in runs...
Lone Star Ball Sep 16, 2019
Texas Rangers Week 25 Recap: Below .500... again

Texas Rangers Week 25 Recap: Below .500... again

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The Rangers drop back below .500 Season record: 74-77 Week 25 record: 2-4 Series record: 18-18, 12 splits The week started out great for the Texas Rangers, winning a series against a winning team, but ended terribly, getting swept by a division rival who always seems to get the best of the Rangers. While the Rangers lost the first game of the week, against the Tampa Bay Rays, they managed to win the next two, taking the series and beating a likely playoff team team. The first series they’ve one against a team above .500 since the middle of May, when they...

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