Apr 25, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (7) and Texas Rangers left fielder Michael Choice (15) celebrate after Arencibia scored a run against the Seattle Mariners on a wild pitch thrown by Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias (29) (not pictured) during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers dominated the Angels in an offensive fashion that has not been seen by Texas Rangers fans in quite a long time. The Texas Rangers put up 14 runs, and some of those were actually thanks to J.P. Arencibia. J.P. Arencibia has had a horrendous start to the 2014 season by any definition of a bad start, and yesterday was a much needed start for J.P. Arencibia. Not only did he get a hit and a walk, but he almost got a grand slam and he did hit a home run.
I know this is a bit tongue in cheek, but it was nice to finally see J.P. Arencibia have a good day, and it was great to see the entire offense get on track. Who knew that all it took was batting Elvis Andrus ninth to really get this offense going. Oh, and facing Angels pitching didn’t hurt either. The Texas Rangers are still 2 games out of first.
J.P. Arencibia will still be the back up catcher to Robinson Chirinos, and I still doubt that he will remain with this team for the remainder of the 2014 season, unless of course yesterday was the start of something for J.P. Arencibia and he can get his offense on track now. Either way, I really hope to see more of those type of performances in the future from him and less of the .083 batting average. He is crawling back toward the Mendoza line, one at bat at a time!