The Texas Rangers demonstrated to baseball fans this weekend why they're one of the hottest offenses in baseball right now. The Seattle Mariners were in town this weekend to take on the Rangers and the bats were on fire. The Rangers mowed them down and swept them in their fifth straight series win. The Rangers outscored the Mariners 30-9 and gave a warning shot to the American League. Let's go over some more news in the Rangers organization from this past week.
Frisco RoughRiders get their rings
After a long and agonizing wait, the Frisco RoughRiders finally receive their Championship rings for winning the Texas League Championship last year against the Witchita Wind Surge. Former RoughRider Manager Jared Goedert was in attendance to receive his ring along with some former players from last years squad. The night was capped off by a walk-off single by Luisangel Acuña in the bottom of the tenth. Friday night at Dr. Pepper Ballpark was an amazing night capped off with a win.
Bruce Bochy reaches the top ten
With the Ranger's win on Sunday against the Mariners, Texas Rangers Manager Bruce Bochy reached another milestone in his illustrious coaching career in baseball. He passed Walter Alston on the all-time wins list as a manager with his 2,041st win of the season moving him to #10 on the list. Chris Young made the right decision by hiring him as manager of the Texas Rangers. With an experienced manager in the driver's seat, the Rangers have their sights set on playing baseball in October right now.
Grant Anderson has remarkable debut against the Tigers
The Rangers have had a bullpen problem in recent weeks and they called up Grant Anderson to see if they could fix the issue within the organization. With 47 strikeouts in 28 innings with the Round Rock Express, it doesn't hurt to give him a shot. Anderson exceeded expectations striking out seven out of the eight batters he faced. The only hit that he gave up was to future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera which is not bad for a debut. If you want to read more about how Anderson did in his debut, you can read more about it from Nolan Writin Co-Site Expert Michael Sanders.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who's Hot
The entire Rangers team
The only reason I'm putting the entire team on the Who's Hot list this week is their dominance this past week. I also can't pick individual players without forgetting anyone. Winning two out of three against the Detroit Tigers and sweeping the Seattle Mariners just shows how deep the Rangers team is this season. Outscoring an opponent 30-9 in a series is just pure domination. Just a phenomenal performance by the entire Rangers roster this week.
Saggese is one of the hottest hitters on the RoughRiders right now. His presence and patience at the plate are reasons why I think he might be going up to Triple-A soon once they make some room for him in Round Rock. This past Friday night he was at the plate with the bases loaded and he hits a game-tying Grand Slam. The RoughRiders would eventually go on to win in the bottom of the tenth on a single by Luisangel Acuña
Texas Rangers Report: Who's Not Hot
I hate to single this guy out on the Who's Not Hot list this week. Roby was having such a good start to the season and was getting close to also being called up to Round Rock. Unfortunately, he was taken out of the game early this past Saturday night against the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio. He couldn't rotate his shoulder without grimacing in pain. We will find out later this week what happened to him but it did not look good in my opinion.