Either Cole Hamels is really, really done with being in Texas or he really, really doesn’t want to be dealt. Either way, after allowing seven runs (four earned) in 2⁄3 innings, that slide whistle sound you heard coming out of Detroit this afternoon was Hamels’ value plummeting weeks before the trade deadline.
But hey, how about that Shin-Soo Choo trade value!
Player of the Game: Choo hit a double to lead off the game which stretched his on base streak to 46 games. 46 consecutive games reaching base ties Choo with Julio Franco for most ever in a single season in franchise history.
Also, Rougned Odor hit a solo home run so there’s that...
Up Next: The Rangers close out this series in Detroit with an early Sunday affair. Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the nod for Texas against RHP Michael Fulmer for the Tigers. First pitch from Comerica Park is scheduled for 12:10 pm CT.