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Old 08-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #141
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Roughned Odor (Rangers 2nd baseman) was so bad at the beginning of the season that he was sent down to the minors after hitting .136 in 29 games. Whatever he changed in the minors worked because since coming back to the majors, hes played 58 games and hes hitting .336 with 10 HRs and 34 RBI. That's a full season pace of .336, 27 HRs, 94 RBI. That's close to an MVP season. What a turn around!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:09 PM   #142
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Holy Cow! Another day, another no-hitter. Number 6 and counting this year in baseball? Arrieta's got game.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs tossed a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, striking out 12 and walking just one in a 2-0 win.
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Rangers finally got healthy and their starting rotation is one of the strongest in baseball. Cole Hamels, Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Colby Lewis and Yovanni Gallardo. Already climbed up into the 2nd wild card spot by going 18-9 in August. Next stop...over taking the Astros for the division lead.
Well, that didn't take long...

The Disastros just got swept 4-0 by the Rangers to wrap up a 2-8 road trip, putting Texas up 2-1/2 games in the division lead.

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Well, that didn't take long...

The Disastros just got swept 4-0 by the Rangers to wrap up a 2-8 road trip, putting Texas up 2-1/2 games in the division lead.

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They (Astros) stayed in 1st place this season a lot longer than I thought they would (or could)
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They (Astros) stayed in 1st place this season a lot longer than I thought they would (or could)
RIP Milo Hamilton. Former voice of the Astros.

He made the famous call of Henry Aaron's home run #715.
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It cracks me up that everyone is so shocked by the Rangers' resurgence (mainly talking about the so called baseball experts). This was a team that went to the WS twice very recently. They absolutely stunk last season but for one reason only. They broke the all time record for most players on the disabled list, most different players used during a season and most pitchers used during a season. That means they had a team full of minor leaguers playing all season.

When they got just about everyone back from injury, they started playing great again. Even better that out of that bunch of young guys that played so much last year, they found one or two good ones that were able to stick with the major league team that otherwise we would've never known could hang with the big boys. Mainly Odor who is playing at an All Star level right now.
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They (Astros) stayed in 1st place this season a lot longer than I thought they would (or could)
I agree with that. I knew they would collapse at some point, but it did take a lot longer than I thought. They look just like the Rangers did about 6 years ago when Kinsler, Hamilton and Andrus were young and trying to figure it all out. They will be scary good 2 years from now.
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I agree with that. I knew they would collapse at some point, but it did take a lot longer than I thought. They look just like the Rangers did about 6 years ago when Kinsler, Hamilton and Andrus were young and trying to figure it all out. They will be scary good 2 years from now.
They have Nolan Ryan on their side so this comes as no surprise.

Baseball is a game of momentum and believing in yourself, so hope to see the Rangers clinch, but there is still a lot of baseball left.
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They have Nolan Ryan on their side so this comes as no surprise.

Baseball is a game of momentum and believing in yourself, so hope to see the Rangers clinch, but there is still a lot of baseball left.
Yes, and who was the GM for the Rangers during their resurgence? The same Nolan Ryan.
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Anything goes. But I like their chances in the 1 game playoff.
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It is so typical for a major league team from Houston.
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Blue Jays really on a streak. Hottest team in Baseball since Aug 1. They are 35 games over 500 since July 29
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Well they won yesterday. Now I am afraid the Rangers will choke.
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Blue Jays have won 44 games since the All-Star break.
Rangers have won 42 games.

Both the Blue Jays and Rangers have won 16 games in Sept.
Texas leads Toronto by 1 run scored in Sept.
Texas has a team ERA of 3.60 in Sept
Toronto' s team ERA is 3.89 in Sept.

If Toronto doesn't end the season with a better record than KC (they are tied right now), then Toronto and Texas play in the first round (assuming Rangers hold off the Astros). So I will be rooting for Toronto for the next week and a half.
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Well they won yesterday. Now I am afraid the Rangers will choke.
2 1/2 game lead with one week to go would take a massive choke, especially considering 3 of our games are against Detroit who is the second worst team in the AL and the absolute worst post All -Star game.
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2 1/2 game lead with one week to go would take a massive choke, especially considering 3 of our games are against Detroit who is the second worst team in the AL and the absolute worst post All -Star game.
Yes, I know that, but I also thought the Rangers were going to win the world series a few years ago.
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Yes, I know that, but I also thought the Rangers were going to win the world series a few years ago.
Please.....too soon!
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Yes, I know that, but I also thought the Rangers were going to win the world series a few years ago.
One strike away from winning it....twice. It still stings.

Rangers last 7 games are at home. Astros last 6 games are on the road where they are 29-46. I feel pretty good.
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