Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
The Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.
Jose Reyes had four hits and scored three runs, rookie Dillon Gee pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 on Sunday.
Julio Borbon drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run with a squeeze bunt, and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-5 on Saturday night after blowing an early five-run lead.
Looking to continue his domination of Texas, Bartolo Colon takes the mound for the Yankees as the teams continue their three-game set at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday night.
Everything that carried the Texas Rangers into the World Series fizzled against the San Francisco Giants. The best pitcher. The big batters. Nothing seemed to work when it mattered most.