Jun 8, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall (8) and Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (41) hug after the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Cleveland beat Texas 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers get Chisenhalled

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Chisenhall became only the fourth player in all of baseball in the past 100 years to have at least three homers, five hits and nine RBIs in a game.
Last night the Cleveland Indians put a whooping down on the Texas Rangers. Lonnie Chisenhall was 5-5 with three home runs and nine RBI, while the Texas Rangers could only muster 7 runs. On most nights, seven runs would be enough to win, but not last night. The Indians tagged on another 8 runs on top of the Chisenhall outburst. It was sight to behold.

Nick Martinez had been good leading up to this game, but he was just outmatched last night. The Indians had no trouble hitting whatever he threw up there, and Scott Baker didn’t do much better. Martinez surrendered 8 earned runs, while Baker surrendered 9.

“Nick just couldn’t command his fastball tonight,” Rangers manager Ron Washington told reporters after the game. “When he did throw it over the plate, they hit it. At least he found his breaking ball and changeup. They just came out and swung the bat, no matter what we put out there.” texasrangers.com

The good news? The Texas Rangers did score 7 runs, Nick Tepesch and Robbie Ross looked very good, and the Indians are leaving town. Look, if you watch enough baseball, you will get to see your favorite team get smashed several times a season, it just tends to happen that way. I the next few weeks the Texas Rangers will smash some other poor team the way they were beat down last night. That is just the way it goes.

The Texas Rangers start a quick 2 game set with the Miami Marlins tonight, with Colby Lewis on the hill this evening and Yu Darvish tomorrow. Let’s put this one behind us and get ready for the Marlins.

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