Jurickson Profar does not go gently into that good night.
Gil Lebreton's postgame story is all about Jurickson Profar, except when it's making sport of C.J. Wilson. Jeff Wilson's wrapup quotes Ron Washington, about Profar, "He gave me the opposite of what I was looking for" with a walk off home run, which makes you laugh and say "ha ha he probably put the bunt sign down" and then makes you frown and say "oh, crap, maybe he did put the bunt sign down." T.R. Sullivan's postgame story doesn't say that Matt Garza has the heart of a champion and the ERA of John Wasdin, but it probably should.
Jurickson, can we go thrift shopping? Twenty year old Profar got a beer shower after the game but don't worry, his clothes aren't underage.
Evan Grant says that Yu Darvish apparently knows "that's how baseball go" in Japanese.
When the going got tough, Matt Garza buckled down and stormed the field like a madman to congratulate Jurickson Profar.
Anthony Andro says that Washington will be sticking with Perez, the scheduled starter, if a play-in game is necessary on Monday.
Attention hipster Ranger fans: you do not yet have to abandon the Rangers for Kansas City or Miami as jersey sales indicate Texas lacks mainstream appeal.
Josh Hamilton would love to knock the Rangers out of the playoffs.
T.R. Sullivan's notebook tells us that Martin is getting comfortable in center field and that Ron Darling thinks that kismet or the cosmos or some sort of divine narrative stretching back to 2011 is holding the Rangers back.
Finally, the Rangers are winning games just as time grows short. Here's a letter from Seneca to a younger friend on time, our most precious resource and the one we most frequently squander, which concludes thus: "For, as our ancestors believed, it is too late to spare when you reach the dregs of the cask. Of that which remains at the bottom, the amount is slight, and the quality is vile."