8:23 AM EDT, Thu August 22, 2019
9 hours ago
63-65 - Walk-off Rangers rally to take series from Angels with 8-7 victory

63-65 - Walk-off Rangers rally to take series from Angels with 8-7 victory

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Jonathan Hernandez is a big league winner in his debut The Texas Rangers had gone 1-10-3 in series since the beginning of July but with three walk-off rally victories over the Angels this week, including coming back from down 7-4 in the late innings tonight, give Texas another series win in a game and series marked by the arrival of the future. After the young pups came through in several key moments in each game of this series, the ultimately irony was that it was Hunter Pence driving in Elvis Andrus to put this one away in the ninth. Whatever the case,...
9 hours ago
Vanasco terrific in low-A debut

Vanasco terrific in low-A debut

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Righthander Ricky Vanasco Righthanded pitcher Ricky Vanasco has been excellent this season for Spokane, earning a promotion to Hickory, and he made his Sally League debut tonight. Vanasco was excellent, striking out 8 in 5 IP, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a walk. Jonathan Ornelas and Josh Jung each had two hits, and Pedro Gonzalez had a double and a home run. Frisco righty reliever Demarcus Evans had 2 scoreless innings, striking out 2 and lowering his Texas League ERA to 1.15. Leody Taveras singled. For Nashville, rehabbing lefty Yohander Mendez struck...
10 hours ago
Locke St. John up, Isiah Kiner-Falefa down

Locke St. John up, Isiah Kiner-Falefa down

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Rangers recalled pitcher Locke St. John and sent down infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa Texas Rangers transactions: Locke St. John was recalled before Wednesday night’s game with the Anaheim Angels, the team announced today. To make room for St. John on the active roster, the Rangers optioned infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa to AA Frisco. I don’t really know what this is about. Kiner-Falefa was a catcher earlier in the year, got hurt, and then was moved back to the infield when he was rehabbing. When Asdrubal Cabrera was...
14 hours ago
Game 128 Game Day Thread - Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers

Game 128 Game Day Thread - Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Old man Minor will try to lead the young Rangers to a series win against Anaheim Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 6:05 PM CT The Ballpark LHP Patrick Sandoval vs. LHP Mike Minor Today's Lineups ANGELS RANGERS David Fletcher - 3B Shin-Soo Choo - RF Mike Trout - DH Danny Santana - 1B Justin Upton - LF Elvis Andrus - SS Kole Calhoun - RF Hunter Pence - DH Albert Pujols - 1B Willie Calhoun - LF Brian Goodwin - CF Nick Solak - 2B Luis Rengifo - 2B Logan Forsythe - 3B Wilfredo Tovar - SS Delino DeShields -...
15 hours ago
Texas Rangers lineup for August 21, 2019

Texas Rangers lineup for August 21, 2019

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Nick Solak is back in the starting lineup again, and Rougned Odor is sitting Texas Rangers lineup for August 21, 2019 against the Anaheim Angels: starting pitchers are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Patrick Sandoval for the Angels. Hey, its Nick Solak at second base today while Rougned Odor sits! I bet no one will have anything to say about that... Choo — RF Santana — 1B Elvis — SS Pence — DH Calhoun — LF Solak — 2B Forsythe — 3B DeShields — CF Mathis — C
17 hours ago
Some Rangers notes from around the web

Some Rangers notes from around the web

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports BP and Fangraphs each have a fair amount of Rangers stuff today When you are a team like the Texas Rangers, not really in the playoff hunt but also not so bad that you attract rubberneckers, you can often go days at a time without really seeing much about your squad among the national baseball sites. And then there are days like today, when there is a bunch of stuff touching on the Rangers at both Baseball Prospectus and at Fangraphs. At BP today, Matthew Trueblood does a deep dive on Unexpected Ace Lance Lynn, looking at how a guy mostly known for...
18 hours ago
Texas Rangers fan love them some Chris Woodward

Texas Rangers fan love them some Chris Woodward

D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports Chris Woodward continues to have a high approval rating with Rangers fans 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. Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward has generally had Rangers fans on his side so far this season, and while his approval rating his dipped slightly this week, he’s still sitting at a very respectable 86% approval rating this week. The confidence in the team’s direction, however, has dropped from...
Aug 20, 2019
62-65 - Rangers enjoy developmental wins, 3-2 walk-off victory over Angels

62-65 - Rangers enjoy developmental wins, 3-2 walk-off victory over Angels

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Now this is rebuilding! If you had asked me before the year what I would have realistically wanted to see from the 2019 season I would have told you, barring a miracle run to upend the Billy Joel concert with some October baseball, and after hoping to see the rise of core players like Joey Gallo, that I would have loved to watch games where guys like Willie Calhoun, Scott Heineman, Jose Trevino, and — even though I didn’t know it yet — Nick Solak were contributing and getting their shots to stake their claim in the next phase of the rebuild. I’d want...
Aug 20, 2019
6 shutout IP for Tyler Phillips

6 shutout IP for Tyler Phillips

Frisco righty Tyler Phillips threw 6 scoreless for the Roughriders tonight Frisco righthander Tyler Phillips got the ball for the Roughriders today after rehabbing Edinson Volquez worked a perfect first. Phillips was terrific, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and 1 HBP in six scoreless innings, striking out 3 and lowering his AA ERA to 5.11. Lucas Farrell struck out 4 in 2 rehab IP. Leody Taveras homered. Sherten Apostel had a pair of home runs for Down East. He now has an 847 OPS. He’s 20. Hans Crouse was on the mound for Hickory, and had some bad luck with some defense behind him. He gave...
Aug 20, 2019
Game 127 Game Day Thread - Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers

Game 127 Game Day Thread - Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports Good luck, Brock Burke Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 7:05 PM CT The Ballpark RHP Jaime Barria vs. LHP Brock Burke Today's Lineups ANGELS RANGERS David Fletcher - 3B Shin-Soo Choo - RF Mike Trout - CF Danny Santana - 1B Shohei Ohtani - DH Elvis Andrus - SS Justin Upton - LF Willie Calhoun - LF Albert Pujols - 1B Rougned Odor - DH Brian Goodwin - RF Logan Forsythe - 3B Luis Rengifo - 2B Nick Solak - 2B Wilfredo Tovar - SS Scott Heineman - CF Max Stassi - C Jose Trevino - C Go Rangers!
Aug 20, 2019
Burke, Hernandez up, Valdez, Gibaut down

Burke, Hernandez up, Valdez, Gibaut down

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Brock Burke and Jonathan Hernandez are in the majors for the first time as of this afternoon Texas Rangers transactions: Pitchers Brock Burke and Jonathan Hernandez have been recalled from AAA Nashville and AA Frisco, respectively, for tonight’s Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Anaheim Angels. To make room for them on the active roster, the Rangers have optioned pitchers Phillips Valdez and Ian Gibaut to AAA Nashville. Burke was an expected move, as he has been slated to start a game today for a few days now. With Joe Palumbo having left Game...
Aug 20, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup for August 20, 2019 Game 2

Texas Rangers lineup for August 20, 2019 Game 2

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers try to avoid the sweep with Brock Burke making his major league debut Texas Rangers lineup for August 20, 2019 against the Anaheim Angels, Game 2: starting pitchers are Brock Burke for the Rangers and Jaime Barria for the Angels. It is Game 2 of the doubleheader, and Nick Solak starts once again, after making his major league debut and getting his first hit in Game 1. Brock Burke makes his major league debut this evening on the mound, meaning we will have some new photos in the database to use of him. The lineup: Choo — RF Santana —...
Aug 20, 2019
61-65 - Game 1 goes to Angels as Rangers get blistered 5-1

61-65 - Game 1 goes to Angels as Rangers get blistered 5-1

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports The pitching curse in Arlington hungers forevermore Joe Palumbo might have exited today’s game with a nasty looking blister on his thumb after just 40 pitches but I would have believed you if you told me it was from a snake bite. Despite earning PCL pitcher of the week honors and tossing nothing but no-hit innings in his final tuneup, Palumbo ran face first into Mike Trout and the Angels before a blister ended his afternoon. This makes a second time Palumbo has neared a permanent audition in the rotation only to see a nagging injury halt his progress...
Aug 20, 2019
Joe Palumbo leaves game with apparent blister issue

Joe Palumbo leaves game with apparent blister issue

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Joe Palumbo was removed from his start today with two outs in the second inning due to what appears to be a blister problem Joe Palumbo was called up to be the Texas Rangers’ 26th man for today’s doubleheader against the Anaheim Angels, and to start Game 1 of the doubleheader. However, he was pulled with two outs in the second inning due to what appeared to be a blister problem on his hand. He has been replaced by Phillips Valdez. Palumbo was expected to stay in the Rangers’ rotation going forward, but after allowing three runs in the first inning...
Aug 20, 2019
Solak, Palumbo up, Mazara to i.l.

Solak, Palumbo up, Mazara to i.l.

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Rangers have officially promoted Joe Palumbo and purchased the contract of Nick Solak Texas Rangers transactions: Joe Palumbo has been promoted as the 26th man for today’s doubleheader, the Rangers announced today. In addition, the Rangers have purchased the contract of infielder/outfielder Nick Solak, and have placed outfielder Nomar Mazara on the injured list. Although Palumbo is the 26th man, it isn’t a requirement that he be sent back down after the doubleheaders today. Brock Burke will be starting Game Two, and someone (but not Palumbo, who has...