Rangers move on to ALCS

The Texas Rangers finished off the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today. After getting blown out in Game 1 in their home park, the Rangers took the next three games to win their series, advancing to the ALDS while waiting for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers to finish their series. The Tigers currently hold … Continue reading Rangers move on to ALCS

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ALDS Preview: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

Texas: 96-66; 1st in AL West Tampa Bay: 91-71; 2nd in AL East (Wild Card winner) Schedule Game 1: Sep. 30, 5:07 PM – (C.J. Wilson vs Matt Moore) Game 2: Oct. 1, 7:07 PM – (Derek Holland vs James Shields) Game 3: Oct. 3, 5:07 PM – (TBD vs TBD) Game 4*: Oct. 4, _PM – (TBD … Continue reading ALDS Preview: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays

Four teams splash big at the deadline

The final week leading up to the trade deadline makes for some of the most exciting and exhausting news in baseball. Beat writers, fans and owners dread the July 31 date and breath a huge sigh of relief when 4:00 PM passes. This year was no different. With teams like the Phillies, Giants and Braves … Continue reading Four teams splash big at the deadline

Miss Me?: Lee dominates former team

If the Texas Rangers didn’t miss Cliff Lee before, they certainly do now. The Phillies won their second straight game behind the arm of Lee and the bat of Ryan Howard as they shut out the Rangers, 2-0, Saturday night. Lee was dealing against his former team, the same team that he led to the … Continue reading Miss Me?: Lee dominates former team

Dox wins Texas stand-off

Roy “Doc” Halladay. Texas Rangers. Pitcher’s duel. God this sets me up for a helluva pun. Halladay bested the young gunner, C.J. Wilson, from Texas as the Phillies took the series opener against the Rangers, 3-2, Friday night. Halladay and Wilson were lined up for a great match-up and neither of them disappointed. Halladay went … Continue reading Dox wins Texas stand-off

Series Preview: vs Texas Rangers

PHI: 26-17, 1st in NL East; TEX: 23-21, 1st in AL West When: May 20-22 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (5-3, 2.21) vs C.J. Wilson (4-2, 3.38) Saturday: Cliff Lee (2-4, 3.84) vs Colby Lewis (4-4, 3.81) Sunday: Roy Oswalt (3-1, 3.09) vs Matt Harrison (4-3, 4.37) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Texas Rangers

Season Preview: AL West

Well, where do I begin? The AL West is considered to be the weakest division in baseball among many baseball experts and fans alike. This division is the smallest in baseball, having only four teams (which is probably four to many), and only one team finished above .500 last year. However, that team was the … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West

Does Michael Young Fit in Philly?

There have been some heavy rumors the Phillies are interested in acquiring the disgruntled Michael Young from the Texas Rangers. Young will not fit in the Phillies system and it would not be worth it for the Phillies to trade for the 33-year old infielder, who is in the middle of a five-year, $80 million … Continue reading Does Michael Young Fit in Philly?

Offseason Winners and Losers

Winners Texas Rangers – Despite losing Cliff Lee, the Rangers still had a very successful offseason. They made a big splash by inking Adrian Beltre to a six-year contract. Beltre brings substantial power – along with a good glove – to a lineup that already includes Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. The three sluggers should combine to hit … Continue reading Offseason Winners and Losers

Giants Win World Series

The Rangers needed a stellar performance from Cliff Lee to keep their hopes alive. Instead they got six shut-out innings from him before Edgar Renteria’s three-run bomb in the seventh helped lead the Giants to a 3-1 win. It was the first time the Giants won the World Series since 1954 when they were still … Continue reading Giants Win World Series