The California high school left-hander mesmerized the team holding the No. 1 pick with his impeccable control, and was the first selection in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.
While it lacks the endless hype and agonizing debates over who should go No. 1 that mark the weeks leading up to the NFL and NBA drafts, baseball’s version has grown both as a production and in relevance the last few years.
A 22-year-old Houston Astros prospect’s first home run of the season was caught by a familiar fan: his father.
The Rangers got a solid start from starter Nick Tepesch on Wednesday night, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on, as the Astros won 5-4 on a single in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Matt Harrison pitched just 1 2-3 innings in an 8-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night before leaving with back stiffness, leaving his status uncertain.
Rangers starter Matt Harrison has left Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Astros in the second inning with back stiffness.
Texas has beat up on Houston over the years, going 39-8 in the series since 2009. The Rangers have won 20 of 23 at Minute Maid Park, including 10 in a row by a 61-27 margin.
Rougned Odor collected his first home run and drove in his first two runs, and Adrian Beltre homered too, as the Rangers grabbed a 4-0 win over the Astros on Monday night.
Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings with the benefit of four double-play grounders, plus two runners thrown out trying to steal a base, and the Rangers got a series-clinching 1-0 victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Tanner Scheppers allowed a five-run fourth inning on Saturday night to the Houston Astros, who beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings.
Though Texas won’t have its star slugger this weekend, Yu Darvish gives the Rangers a good shot to continue their dominance of the Houston Astros.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.