The Rangers beat the White Sox and Chris Sale on Aug. 6 because Adam Rosales hit two home runs off one of the two or three best pitchers in the American League. The Rangers beat the Rays last Tuesday because Rosales drew the walk-off walk in the 14th inning. The Rangers beat the Angels yesterday because Rosales hit the game-winning single in a 9th inning two-run rally. Those are three of the Rangers' previous four wins. For the Adam Rosales's of the baseball world, every game is the World Series.
Calvin Watkins probably doesn't like Adam Rosales very much for forcing him to have to quickly edit the ESPN Dallas Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Anaheim Angels.
Dave Sessions recaps the Rangers win over Anaheim which was Texas' first win over the Angels in ten tries dating back to May 4.
Stefan Stevenson's game story focuses on Rosales getting the first professional walk-off hit of his career less than a week after he collected the first walk-off walk of his career.
Anthony Andro focuses on Nick Tepesch having another solid start as he begins to cement his name as a likely member of the 2015 rotation.
Landon Haaf, however, notes the dark reality where Tepesch is currently the staff ace in 2014 with the rest of the entire projected rotation on the disabled list. I like Nick but that's a tale to tell by a campfire.
Andro writes that the Rangers have the makings of a solid, mostly homegrown bullpen that has already started to gel in the last few weeks.
MiLB.com's Kelsie Heneghan writes that, with a blast last night, Joey Gallo hit homer No. 40 on the year to tie top prospect adversary Kris Bryant for the minor league lead.
Sessions handles the MLB.com Notebook and covers Leonys Martin's struggles against lefties, the impressive rookies in the Rangers' bullpen, and some disconcerting news regarding Engel Beltre's leg.
Stefan Stevenson has notes on the strong work in the 'pen, Miles Mikolas' return home to Miami this week, and updates on various injuries.
Sick and tired of Yankees fans swarming your team's city to laud Derek Jeter and brainwash your team's fans into doing the same under the penalty of being seen as a bad fan of the sport? Yeah, so is Joe Maddon.
In other news...
Now that's a Rangers walk-off win.