Texas Rangers Roundup – May 8, 2014


Mar 10, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (32) is tagged out at second base by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (73) during the fourth inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

ARLINGTON, Tex. – Texas Rangers fell to the Colorado Rockies last night 9-2. Last night’s game marked the first of a 5-game, 5-day homestand. The Rangers finish their short 2-game series with the Rockies tonight and will begin a 3-game series with the Boston Red Sox on Friday. The Texas Rangers are on a current 3-game losing streak and have made some moves today to change things up a bit. Look for all the details in today’s Rangers Roundup.

TEXAS RANGERS: (17-17, .500)

  • The Texas Rangers dropped to 3rd place in the A.L. West
  • Texas has dropped to .500 for the first time since April 15 (7-7)
  • This is the first time for the club to be at .500 this late in a season since May 21, 2011
  • The Rangers are one of 9 American League teams at .500-or-better, T7th-best record in the league


  • LHP Matt Harrison gets his first start in Arlington tonight since his final 2013 outing on 4/6/13 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • This will be Harrison’s 49th career start at Globe Life Park, which will tie Vicente Padilla and Bobby Witt for 9th-most in this facility’s history
  • Harrison is 23-15 (.605) all-time in Arlington
  • Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 last night to extend his home hit streak to 9 straight at .400
  • Martin’s average in 17 home games this season is 3rd-highest in the A.L. at .382 (21-55)
  • Among qualifiers, Leonys Martin’s .509 home SLG is best among Rangers in Arlington


  • Adrian Beltre hit his 100th career home run with the Texas Rangers since he joined the club in 2011 (CONGRATULATIONS!!)
  • Beltre hit 147 homers in 7 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and 103 in 5 years with the Seattle Mariners
  • Adrian Beltre is the 5th player in MLB history to have 100+ homers with 3 different teams
  • Beltre’s 2 home runs the past 2 nights have accounted for all 3 runs in the past 2 games (Nicely done sir.)



  • Rougned Odor, pronounced ROOG-ned oh-DORE, makes his ML debut tonight with the Texas Rangers
  • Odor has hit safely in each of his last 9 games with Frisco at .421 (16-18) with a double, triple, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 2 walks and 8 Runs
  • He was a non-roster invitee in spring training and batted .238 (5-21) in 12 Cactus League games
  • Was chosen as the Texas Rangers Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year in 2013 after combining to bat .305 (156-511) between High-A Myrtle Beach and Frisco
  • Rougned Odor is 20 years and 94 days old and will be the youngest player to appear in a ML game this season after opening campaign as the youngest player in the Texas League
  • Until tonight’s game, Luis Sardinas had been the youngest player to appear this year at 20 years and 339 day


TEXAS RANGERS:  LHP Matt Harrison (0-0, 4.35)

COLORADO ROCKIES:  LHP Franklin Morales (3-1, 5.05)


  • RHP Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.87) vs. Boston Red Sox RHP Clay Buchholz (2-2, 5.63)
  • You can tune in to TXA21 / 103.3 FM / 1540 AM at 7:05 p.m. (CDT)

I hope y’all have enjoyed today’s Rangers Roundup and are looking forward to tonight’s game as much as I am. I am extremely excited to see Odor in the lineup and to watch him play. I had a chance to watch him while at Spring Training and he is an aggressive player with good instincts. LET’S GO RANGERS!! As always, please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions below.

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