Monthly Archives: September 2011

DISHEARTENING START

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey ARLINGTON, Texas – Rookie Matt Moore dominated the Rangers in just his second Major League start as the Tampa Bay Rays took game one of this best of five ALDS series, 9-0.  A crowd of 50,498, … Continue reading

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PLAYOFF ROSTER

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The Rangers made their final personnel decisions and turned in their roster for the ALDS series with Tampa Bay this morning.  As previously hinted, they are going with three catchers:  Yorvit Torrealba, Mike Napoli, and Matt … Continue reading

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PLAYOFF NOTES

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey *  Late Thursday, the Rays finally announced that Matt Moore (1-0, 2.89) will be their game one starting pitcher.  Moore is generally considered the top minor league pitching prospect in baseball.  He was called up in … Continue reading

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4:07 FRIDAY

BY: Richard W. Humphrey Texas beat Los Angeles 3-1 Wednesday night to claim the number two seed in the playoffs. Texas will play Tampa Bay Friday afternoon at 4:07 CDT. Texas finished the season with six consecutive wins and a … Continue reading

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RANGERS BOMBARD ANGELS

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Texas blasted Angels’ pitchers for five home runs in a 10-3 rout Tuesday night that inched the team one game closer to home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.  The win was the … Continue reading

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GONE BABY, GONE!

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Monday night when Texas beat them 4-3.  Rookie Mark Hamburger won his first Major League game with continued run support from the torrid Adrian Beltre.  … Continue reading

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SWEEPING SEATTLE

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Texas beat Seattle Sunday afternoon 12-5 to: 1.   Sweep the weekend three-game series with the Mariners. 2.  Finish the season with a 15-4 record over Seattle, the most wins ever for a Rangers’ team over a single opponent in … Continue reading

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IT IS DONE!

RANGERS: CHAMPIONS OF AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST BY:  Richard W. Humphrey About two hours after the Rangers’ 5-3 win Friday night over the Mariners, Oakland beat Los Angeles 3-1 to eliminate the Angels and secure the American League West championship for Texas.  … Continue reading

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TORRID!!

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas beat the Mariners 5-3 Friday night, clinching a tie for the West Division Championship and lowering the magic number to one.  It was the Rangers’ 14th win of the month and brought … Continue reading

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TWO FOR THE SHOW!

BY:  Richard W. Humphrey Texas lost to Oakland Thursday afternoon, 4-3, before returning to Arlington for the final three home games of the regular season.  Other than that, the day went as well as it could for Ranger fans. In … Continue reading

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