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Lone Star Ball Jun 19, 2019
Wednesday Morning Links

Wednesday Morning Links

Links! College pitcher and Ranger second rounder Ryan Garcia has signed for slot money. Joe Palumbo will not be making a spot start today, having earned a spot in the rotation by merit of not being Drew Smyly. The Rangers will retire Michael Young’s number during a pregame ceremony August 31. Jeff Wilson’s reactions to last night’s loss include some delusional quotes from Chris Woodward about Drew Smyly. Evan Grant speculates that the roster move needed to bring Joe Palumbo to the majors could involve moving Drew Smyly to the injured list (or unemployment office). Hunter Pence says...
Lone Star Ball Jun 19, 2019
Thoughts on a 10-3 Rangers loss

Thoughts on a 10-3 Rangers loss

Indians 10, Rangers 3 Indians 10, Rangers 3 That was ugly. Adrian Sampson simply didn’t have his command tonight and was getting hammered by the Indians hitters from the outset. A Ronald Guzman error meant that 2 of the 5 runs he gave up were unearned, but it was a bad night for Sampson, who only made it 3 innings before getting the hook. This is two straight bad outings for Sampson, and while his results in terms of runs allowed this year have consistently been better than what batters were doing would indicate, he has seemed like he might have figured something out and take a step...

Indians hit 3 straight HRs, Plesac shuts down Rangers, 10-3

Cleveland rookie Zach Plesac allowed only two hits pitching into the eighth inning and the Indians had four home runs, including three in a row for the first time in nearly 15 years, to overwhelm the Texas Rangers 10-3 on Tuesday night.
Lone Star Ball Jun 18, 2019
39-34 - Sampson shorn as Rangers fall 10-3 to Indians

39-34 - Sampson shorn as Rangers fall 10-3 to Indians

Remember when Adrian Sampson won in five straight appearances? Those were the days. Finally, after she had pressed him daily with her words and pleaded until he was sick to death, Samson told her all that was in his heart: “My hair has never been cut, because I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become as weak as any other man.” When Delilah realized that he had revealed to her all that was in his heart, she sent this message to the lords of the Philistines: “Come up once more, for he has revealed to me all that...
SportsDay Jun 18, 2019
The Texas Rangers retiring No. 10 is about more than just Michael Young's legacy, it honors the culture he helped create

The Texas Rangers retiring No. 10 is about more than just Michael Young's legacy, it honors the culture he helped create

ARLINGTON - The Adrian Beltre number-retirement ceremony earlier this month was apparently such a success, the Rangers are going to do it all over again in August.They will gather people on August 31 - when it's sure to be a cool 105 degrees or so - and roll video highlights, make speeches (maybe even a proclamation!) and say generally wonderful things about Michael Young.On the way to retiring the number 10 in his honor, it will be mentioned that he played more games for the Rangers than any other player, that he had more hits than any other player and that he was the conscience of the team...