T.R. Sullivan writes that Adrian Sampson had a nice start once again but the Rangers had only two infield hits to their name on offense and lost 3-0 last night to the Rays.
Jeff Wilson reacts to the latest loss and notes that the Rangers have supported Sampson with exactly one hit in his 10 2⁄3 innings with Texas.
Levi Weaver tells the tale of Ronald Guzman on Guzman’s journey from a Dominican kid who didn’t like the hit to a Gumby-esque big league first baseman of the present and future.
Wilson writes that with four more starts from their leading catcher, Robinson Chirinos will reach the personal milestone of catching 100 games in single a season for the Rangers.
Sullivan notes that, as expected, the Ryans made it officially official that the Round Rock Express will no longer partner with Texas.
With Round Rock out, Wilson deduces that the Rangers will likely land on San Antonio or Nashville as their Triple-A Ball affiliate in 2019. Smell ya later, Dell Diamond.
Kevin Sherrington asks if Jeff Banister is or should be on the hot seat for the results of the 2018 season or did he just play the Matt Moore/Yovani Gallardo/Martin Perez/Bartolo Colon/Eddie Butler/Drew Hutchison/Ariel Jurado hand dealt to him?
Wilson informs that there are only five home games remaining this season meaning Sunday could be the last day playing baseball in Texas for a man they’ll build a statue and hang a number for at The Hall of Beltre (TM) someday.
And, lastly, Will Leitch named a breakout player for each big league team and, hey, it turns out he does know about Jose Leclerc!
Have a nice day!