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ERA LEADERS. #ClaytonKershaw 1.79, #MadisonBaumgartner 1.94, #KyleHendricks 2.41…yep, our Kyle Hendricks.
TEXANS REMEMBER THE ALAMO…AND ALL THOSE BAD TRADES.
Friday was not a pleasant day for Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels. Not only did the #Cubs blank his team 6-0, but they did it with players that once played in the Rangers organization. Right-hander Kyle Hendricks, whom the Rangers gave up in a 2012 pennant-race deal with the Cubs for Ryan Dempster, stopped the Rangers on three hits for six innings. Former Rangers Carl Edwards Jr., Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm followed with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Grimm and Edwards came to the Cubs when Matt Garza was shipped to Texas in 2013. Strop made his way to the Cubs with Jake Arrieta in that famous trade with Baltimore, but originally began his MLB career with the Rangers. The win gives Kyle Hendricks (8-6) two more wins in July than the entire Rangers’ rotation.
To make it excruciatingly painful for the Rangers (and some Cub fans) Ryan Dempster channeled his inner Harry Caray to lead the traditional seventh-inning stretch singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Friday. Dempster is infamously remembered in Texas for failing to hold onto a 5-1 lead against the Oakland A’s in the final game of the 2012. The loss kept the two-time defending league champion Texas Rangers out of the playoffs.
ENJOY THE RIDE – IT’S GONNA BE A FUN SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON!
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