The Texas Rangers lose their Ace. Cole Hamels is on the disabled list. After his scratch from his last night’s game, nobody would ever believe it would come to this. Unfortunately, things just got worse for Texas. Regardless, they must keep their heads up and take it step-by-step.
ESPN.com broke the news earlier. Expect Hamels to miss up to eight weeks. His injury diagnosis is reportedly a right oblique strain, according to CBS Sports. Another costly loss for the Texas Rangers. Adrian Beltre has been out since Opening Day due to calf issues and now they loss another star.
Hamels, 33, is in his second full year in Arlington. This year, he’s 2-0 in five starts. Started off sloppy, but did show improvement game-by-game. As mentioned earlier, he was a taken out of the game at the last minute. At the time, it was said, he had muscle soreness.
According to MLB’s com’s T.R. Sullivan, Hamels returned to Arlington to undergo an MRI earlier today. Sullivan further states, Hamels suddenly began to feel sharp pain during warms ups last night prior to the game and that A.J. Griffin will return to the lineup tomorrow to take over for Hamel’s in the rotation.
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The only thin Texas can do is accept it and move on. Texas is in a deep black hole and they can’t dig themselves deeper. The offense is in a slump and from what we saw the last two games, the bullpen is falling backwards again. No doubt, Texas has more than enough on their plate. They don’t need anything else to happen.
Nick Martinez steps on the mound tonight. Texas is on a three-game losing streak and they can’t afford to fall even more behind in the American League West standings. They’re seven games behind the first place Astros. And losing their last two games to the Astros only gives their in-state rivals a bigger advantage.
Starting tonight, Texas needs to turn things around. They can’t let other teams take advantage of their misfortunes. In any case, Texas needs to start winning and they need to do it now.