Angels pitcher Hector Santiago unwisely tried to throw a breaking ball past Nomar Mazara, a big strong rookie who has been doing great things for the Texas Rangers. The ball didn’t really break, because the universe does not reward trickery, and Mazara cleansed it:
Just what the fresh hell is this?
Jesse Hahn served up a nice tasty meatball to Adrian Beltre tonight, who was so excited to sink his bat into it that he fell and had to steady himself while he was in the process of sending it 429 feet into the sky.
We all knew a big fine and suspension were coming Rougned Odor’s way, and now there are reports that MLB has finally settled on a punishment. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers’ second baseman will be suspended for eight games, and Yahoo’s Jeff Passan adds that he will be fined $5,000.
The Rangers and Blue Jays had a batshit insane brawl yesterday that featured a series of fights and plenty of intense yelling, but all that noise doesn’t amount to much, since Rougned Odor slugging Jose Bautista was so clean and violent that it’s taken on a life of its own outside the specific context of the mutual…
Would it surprise you to learn that Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, the dude who landed a right hook on Jose Bautista’s jaw and created one of the most memorable GIFs in baseball history, isn’t new to this whole punching people thing?
I believe with my whole heart that the seventh inning of last year’s ALDS Game 5—the non-interference throw back to the pitcher, the baby-soaking beer rain, Elvis Andrus’s meltdown, and ohmygod that bat flip—is the most entertaining inning of baseball ever played. That seven months later it is still providing us with…
Rougned Odor slugged José Bautista in the face following the latter’s questionable slide into second and sparked a brawl talking heads will be discussing all week. While we wait for the inevitable punishments to be handed down, let’s appreciate the point of contact as presented in extreme slow motion.
Toronto and Texas brawled in the top of the eighth as punches were flying while the ball was still bouncing around the field. We’re waiting on a good video replay; for now, enjoy this feed from Fox Sports Southwest and KRLD.
The Blue Jays took their bats to the Dutch Oven Thursday night. Rangers starter Derek Holland was the first pitcher to give up double-digit runs in an appearance this season, as Toronto won, 12-2.
No, this is not a picture of a man being attacked by a jellyfish. It’s just Rangers utility player Hanser Alberto having a good-ass time at the ballpark.
When Shin-Soo Choo went down with a calf injury, the Texas Rangers called up 21-year-old rookie Nomar Mazara to take his place in right field. Through his first 19 games, Mazara has hit .333/.386/.486 with three homers, and last night against the Blue Jays he basically won a game all by his dang self.
Triple plays are generally credited to the defense, but as we’ve seen more often than not they’re created by piss-poor base running. So here’s an example of the Texas Rangers shitting up the basepaths as they manage to get themselves into a 9-3-2-6-2-5 triple play at the hands of the White Sox tonight.
Time to check in with Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre, the greatest comedic duo in sports.
Chris Tillman had a rough night. The Orioles pulled him after he gave up 6 runs in 5.1 innings of work. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, the Rangers can really hit and they’re in their home ballpark. However this pitch to Adrian Beltre is flat embarrassing.
The Mariners opened the season with a rather odd little loss to the Texas Rangers. Since then, however, they have managed to humiliate a presumptive AL playoff team to the tune of 19 runs in their next two games.
Felix Hernandez is one of the best pitchers working today, and until this afternoon, he’d never lost an Opening Day start. Thanks in part to the King’s dominance over the past half-decade, the Mariners had a chance to become the first team since the 19th century to win ten straight openers. But the Rangers beat them…
Here’s some depressing baseball news to start your day: The Texas Rangers have signed former Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond to a one-year deal worth $8 million, and Desmond will spend the season playing in left field.
Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels has sued an entertainment agency, and accused it of taking his money and not getting him VIP access to the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in return.