Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Schizophrenic Rangers

Categories: Texas Rangers

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The record. Still intact.
And you thought trying to figure out the new post-lockout NFL was tricky.

Try getting a handle on your Rangers.

Good news: In their last five games they've out-scored opponents a whopping 37-16.

Bad news: In those games they're only a mediocre 3-2.

That's what happens when one day you muster only four hits (two infield singles) in an agonizing shutout, then follow it up with 20 runs on 27 hits in a near-record blowout.

Entertaining. Just real economical.

The Rangers' run totals recently? Try 8-0-12-5-0-20. Sounds like really crappy Lottery numbers or perhaps the world's most complicated locker combination. But it's not the work of a consistent baseball offense.

Last night, 24 hours after being totally handcuffed by Brett Cecil, the Rangers tore the Twins a new one.

That's the way baseball goes?

The Rangers became only the third team to score at least three runs in each of the first five innings en route to 18 runs after just 15 outs. The 20 runs were the most by a Major League team this season and the third-highest in club history. The 27 hits were the second-most in franchise history behind only 29 in the record 30-3 rampage in Baltimore in 2007.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire raised the white flag in the 8th, summoning third baseman Michael Cuddyer to pitch. Of course, the infielder hurled a scoreless frame.

If trends mean anything, Carl Pavano will no-hit the Rangers tonight. Psst, trends in baseball mean nada.

Right, fickle Rangers?


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Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter

 cj and nefty went schizo and had to be pulled for some leftovers. wash said thats the way schizo go. cd went schizo and had 2.5 errors in two days. schizo kins dropped the bat on the bad strike and then picked it up. put it down pick it up. myoung hitting in the designated schizo spot.  yorvit torreschizo. yoshischizo tateyama. you are never alone with a schizogando

Mishon
Mishon

Anybody else see on the game last night when Chuck Morgan asked the fans to quit doing the wave by posting a warning on the video screen? Priceless.

I know the game was over at that point, but why do fans ever do the wave? It is old and lame. Kind of like Richie.

Richie's overinflated ego
Richie's overinflated ego

You wouldn't be so down on the Rangers if they hadn't left the Fail. I bet you never say anything this negative about the Cowqueers.

Debbie
Debbie

PLEASE STOP WRITING ABOUT BASEBALL.  You really show your baseball ignorance.  The Rangers have a 4 game lead, one of the new superpowers of baseball, they are far from a mediocre baseball team.Typical Dallas Chris-Chris type of guy that doesn't understand that the best baseball teams are going to lose 60 plus games.Very disappointing in a media market this size that these type of baseball comments are made by a supposedly "sports writer"Go to the ballpark, meet the personalities, watch about a month worth of ballgames.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You used to be a baseball beat writer?

Seriously?

Storm_71
Storm_71

3-2 in there last 5 huh? Let's take a little larger sample size here how about 15-5 in there last 20 games. Richie I don't know a whole lot at all about basebal is 15-5 mediocre. Please help me understand.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Last nights lopsided blowout reminded me of the arbitron ratings and how the Ticket blows away and embarrasses the Fail continuously.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

SBFL Breaking News sounder: J's bs has forced his way into third place! That is the way baseball go!

Kevinleedodson
Kevinleedodson

Give me a break Richie. Baseball is a funny game, Cecil would have shut out anybody in baseball that night, he was just on. And getting shut out by Weaver is not inconsistent, it's what happens with a really hood pitcher. He is one of the best in baseball. The Rangers are a very good offensive club.

Norm's Merkin
Norm's Merkin

Isn't 3-2 = 3 wins in 5 games = .600 winning percentage = 97-win pace?

That's "mediocre?"

Are you retarded or just stupid, Richie? You piece of shit

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

not....going...to...be....pulled....offsides.....just....for....web hits....

it's sad that my first thoughts last night as the Rangers went up 9-0 that you would write an article backtracking against the article I read earlier in the day about the Rangers offense being gone. Wait, it's not sad, you're just predictable.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Good teams beat the tar out of other teams. Good teams also catch a pitcher who pitches his A+ game. It happens, RW.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

really, so were you not complaining last week that rangers baseball was boring when they win 3-0 everyday, and now you bitching that they score 0 one day then 20 on another.  Did you know that everytime the Rangers get shutout, they average 10 runs in the next game.  Your baseball logic is fucked.  Enjoy talking football, when do we get teh first QB list?

Rooster
Rooster

Nice!  Keep up the great work Richie. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I dislike the wave, but I can understand why the kiddies like it. Kinda. But for the love of Jeebus, if you're going to crank it up, do it in the top of the 2nd or something, not the bottom of the 7th when guys are on base. I fully support efforts to eradicate it completely, but I'd still put Jim Knox and the country twang commercials higher on my elimination list. Behind Richie's gig at The Observer, of course. That's numero uno on the "gotta go" agenda.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

There's two guys out at the Temple, that would love for him to come interview them.  Bet ol Kins and Colbra would roll out the welcome mat.  How's that article coming, RW? Amright folks?

Storm_71
Storm_71

You don't come here that often huh Debbie? Sorry to break the news to ya but this is pretty much as good as he gets.

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

By your impeccable baseball logic they would blow out a team, get shutout, blow out a team, get shutout...

Way to be perfectly mediocre.

Rooster
Rooster

Why do you hate Richie? EVERYONE loves Richie!

Debbie
Debbie

i hear morgan went to nolan about a month ago and told him that they needed to kill the texas country commercials and needed to go with promoting baseball

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

where did you get brilliant idea that I said they should get shutout then blow out a team.  I merely stated the 5 times they got shutout they came back and score 10.  Richie was bitching about a 12 game winstreak of 3-0 wins, but now he bitches about up and down run scoring.  WTF

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

They've returned over the past week. Not that the Murphy in the bluebonnets thing was much better.

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