"18 home runs?!"
I don't know about you, but I'm planning to vote pretty favorably in the Fan Confidence Poll.
Todd Wills has a game recap up over at MLB.com. Wills writes:
The Rangers reminded the retooled Angels on Sunday night just where the order of power resides in the American League West. That would be deep in the heart of Texas.
I don't know. Seems a little gauche to me.
Richard Durrett reacts rapidly to the Rangers 13-6 win over the Anaheim Angels.
Anthony Andro writes that, while Josh Hamilton has been the story of baseball this week, it was a total team effort last night that allowed the Rangers to dismantle the Angels.
Jeff Wilson writes about the big night from the Rangers' bats against Jered Weaver. Weaver came into the game as arguably the best starter in baseball so far in 2012. Weaver left the game sarcastically singing "Hit the Road Jack" to himself after allowing eight runs.
Gerry Fraley offers some observations from the Rangers' series winning blowout victory over the Angels.
Keith Whitmire writes about the Angels seeing firsthand why it will be difficult to make up ground on the Rangers.
Durrett writes about the Return of the Boomstick. With Nelson Cruz in a season-long slump, it was nice to see him break out last night. Nellie's grand slam was not only the biggest hit of the night, it gave us the shot of Weaver in the dugout cursing mothers on Mother's Day.
Behind the DMN Paywall, Kevin Sherrington writes that the Rangers are making their case for DFW being a baseball town.
Andro gives a eulogy for Josh Hamilton's four home run bat. Hamilton's Wonderboy broke last night and is now heading off to baseball heaven: Cooperstown, NY.
Wilson has a note on bench coach Jackie Moore spending the night in the hospital after feeling light-headed in the 6th inning last night. Apparently the hospital stay was precautionary and Moore is feeling better.
Wills writes today's MLB.com Notebook and includes items on the Rangers' deep lineup, the reason behind the pink equipment on Mother's Day, Adrian Beltre back on the field, and various other notes.
Wilson notes that Scott Feldman will be making a spot start tonight, Mark Lowe's early season success, and the usage of the DH with Beltre still nursing a sore hamstring.
Finally, Fraley writes about C.J. Wilson declining an invitation to receive his AL Championship ring in an on-field ceremony.