Rangers Analysis: Morning Murmurs

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Aug 2, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton (32) hits a two run home run in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Hamilton Hits a Big One

 No Rangers fan needs to be informed on what type of hitter Josh Hamilton can be. I will forever remember his four home run game at Baltimore and while he isn’t the hitter he was then, he still has some pop in that bat. He showcased that power Sunday afternoon, and it proved to be the difference.

In the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs, Josh Hamilton stood at the plate with a man on first. Most Rangers fans and all of the MLB are aware, Josh is a fastball hitter and a well-placed curveball will usually do the trick. Mike Leake and Buster Posey certainly knew that and that is exactly what they went to on a 2-1 pitch. The one thing you cannot do with Josh is hang it, and that is exactly what Leake did. Hamilton turned on the hanging breaking ball and spun it into the seats, propelling the Rangers to a 2-0 lead and the only runs they’d get on the afternoon.

An interesting stat you can take with you on this Monday morning is this, when Josh Hamilton puts one into the seats, the Rangers are 4-0 this year. So what do you say Josh? Put a couple in souvenir city and let’s see if the boys can’t get a little win streak going and make a playoff push!

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