Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan called in to chat with 105.3 The Fan’s Ben & Skin show on Thursday.
Here are 7 reasons why Rangers fans shouldn’t panic after losing 10 of their last 16 games:
Elvis Andrus hit a tie-breaking, two-run double in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the Red Sox 3-2 on Wednesday, a day after getting thumped by Boston 17-5.
Jason Bay came through with an RBI single off of Michael Kirkman in the bottom of the 13th inning to drive in Carlos Triunfel and hand the Rangers a 4-3 loss to the Mariners.
David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game, and the Rangers held off the Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.
Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre each hit two-out, RBI singles in the eighth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Rangers reliever Robbie Ross joined RAGE on Tuesday evening, hours before first pitch at the ballpark. Did Robbie think Joe Nathan’s final pitch on Monday was a strike?
Rangers closer Joe Nathan mouthed “Wow!” when the strike was called to wrap up his 300th career save, which gave the Rangers a 5-4 win over the Rays on Monday night.
There have been some big changes in the Texas lineup since not winning a game last October, particularly the departure of five-time All-Star and former AL MVP Josh Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels.
Gold Glove third baseman Adrian Beltre made a throw across the diamond during a fielding drill for the Texas Rangers that was high and beyond the reach of Lance Berkman.
The Texas Rangers have 36 pitchers in their spring training camp. Many of them are relievers looking for work and that means closer Joe Nathan will be surrounded by some different faces in the bullpen.
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