The Texas Rangers had some offense going yesterday, we all know that. But for those of you that were wondering how some of the other former Texas Rangers players did, I am going tell you!
Detroit Tigers – Ian Kinlser is the new lead off man for the Tigers, and his debut in a Detroit uniform did not go very well at all. Kinsler went 0-4 with no walks. Kinsler did just a little bit worse than Texas Rangers lead-off man Shin-Soo Choo, who went 0-4 with a walk and a strikeout. I have a feeling that Ian Kinsler will do fine as a Tiger, but so far he and Choo have the same batting average.
Baltimore Orioles – Nelson Cruz went 1-2 with a walk and the game winning home run. Cruz looked good at the plate and I am sure that the O’s are happy with him so far. Chris Davis struck out twice and was 0-3 overall, and former Texas Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter got the save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Cleveland Indians – David Murphy was 1-4 with 2 strikeouts in his Indians debut yesterday, as Cleveland defeated the Athletics 2-0. Murphy scored one of the two runs. I still like David Murphy and I wish him the best in Cleveland, except of course when they are playing the Texas Rangers!
L.A. Angels of Anaheim – Josh Hamilton was 1-3 with a walk and a strike out in the Angels 10-3 loss to the Mariners. I expect Hamilton to have a big year in 2014, I just don’t see him having another season like he did last season.
Houston Astros – Tonight Scott Feldman takes the hill against the NY Yankees, and we all hope he does well!
There is a look around the league at the day that some ex-Texas Rangers had yesterday!