Bartolo Colon is finally alone atop the list as the all-time leader in wins by a Dominican-born pitcher. Now with 244 wins, Colon has surpassed Juan Marichal in victories after tying the Hall of Famer earlier this month.
Colon isn’t finished breaking records, however. He can now set his sights on Dennis Martinez’s 245 career wins for the all-time lead in victories by Latin-born pitchers.
So two more wins for Colon and he can probably call it a happy career and look forward to retiring with another record: Most secret wives.
So, yeah, that’s news! Also news: Elvis Andrus returned and who welcomed him back in style? His good buddy Adrian Beltre, who launched a three-run jack that eventual proved to be the difference in what ended up being a relatively close 6-3 win over the Royals.
You thought Beltre was just going to sit back and let his left-side-of-the-infield mate get all the publicity? Not even once.
After that dreadful seven game losing streak, the Rangers have put together a three game winning streak and it’s a way better time.
Player of the Game: As dope as Elvis, Bartolo, and Beltre were and are, no one is playing as well as Shin-Soo Choo these days. Choo easily continued his AL-best 32 game on base streak by opening the game with a solo dong.
After that? Choo reached in each of his next four PAs to finish the night going 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, a trio of walks, two runs scored, and an RBI.
Up Next: Tomorrow night at Kauffman Stadium: Cole Hamels vs Jason Hammel Round Two. First pitch is set for 7:15 pm CT.