2007 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record75–87 (.463)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Hicks
General manager(s)Jon Daniels
Manager(s)Ron Washington
Local televisionFSN Southwest
KDFI (MY 27)
KDFW (Fox 4)
Local radioKRLD
KFLC (Spanish)
< Previous season     Next season >

The Texas Rangers' 2007 season began with the team trying to win an AL West title for the first time since 1999. The Rangers finished in last place in the AL West with a 75-87 won-loss record, 19 games behind the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Preseason

The team entered the season with only one spot in the pitching rotation to fill, with Jamey Wright beating out Kameron Loe and Bruce Chen (both of whom moved to bullpen roles). Two other new players won roster spots in spring training, C Chris Stewart and INF Matt Kata.

Regular season

Opening Day Starters

All Star Ian Kinsler
All Star Ian Kinsler

Season summary

April

April saw the club get to a slow start. Several of the club's offensive threats had poor starts, notably Michael Young and Mark Teixeira. One of the few players who was swinging the bat well was sophomore second baseman Ian Kinsler, who batted .298 and hit 9 home runs, earning him an American League Player of the Week award.[2]

Another concern was the starting rotation. Jamey Wright was moved to the 15-day disabled list on April 12, and hasn't returned to the lineup. Vicente Padilla and newcomer Brandon McCarthy both had rough starts, ending April with 4-loss months.

The team's first home series, a two-game set against the Boston Red Sox on April 6 and 7 set records for the coldest home opener and the coldest game ever played at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.[3]

May

The month of May was one of the most dismal in the club's history.[4] The Rangers ended the month with a 19–35 record, putting them on a pace for a 105-loss season, which would tie the franchise's previous mark for futility, set in 1973. The team's 20 losses set a record for the most ever in the month of May.

The starting rotation continued to have problems. Both Kevin Millwood and McCarthy spent time on the disabled list. Even when healthy, the starting pitching was suspect, as Rangers starters finished the month with the worst ERA in the Major Leagues.[5]

The injury bug struck the position players as well; All-star third baseman Hank Blalock was moved to the 60-day disabled list after being diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder, a condition that required surgery and a layoff of as much as three months.[6] Outfielders Brad Wilkerson, Frank Catalanotto and Jerry Hairston Jr. also had long stints on the disabled list in May. At month's end, only second baseman Ian Kinsler was among the top three players at his position in All-Star balloting.

June

In stark contrast to May, June was the Rangers' first month of 2007 with a winning record (14–12). Several players had a strong month, most notably outfielder Marlon Byrd, who ended the month with a .375 batting average, and pitcher Kameron Loe, who used a brief stint in Triple-A to correct his pitching mechanics, resulting in a month-ending streak of three straight wins.[7]

Veteran right fielder Sammy Sosa celebrated a career milestone on June 20, hitting his 600th home run in a game against his former team, the Chicago Cubs.[7] Sosa became only the fifth player to reach the mark, following Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds.

While several key players returned to active duty in June, including Wilkerson and Jamey Wright, injuries continued to plague the club. Gold Glove first baseman Mark Teixeira's franchise record for consecutive games played ended at 507 on June 8 when he strained a quadriceps muscle.[8] Starting pitchers Vicente Padilla and Brandon McCarthy also spent time on the DL, for elbow inflammation and blisters, respectively.[9]

July

Before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Rangers' front office headed by general manager Jon Daniels devised a plan to rebuild the Texas Rangers. This change signified a shift away from the practice of signing large numbers of free agents and instead focused on scouting, acquiring, and developing young talent that would be under club control for the first year of the players' careers. Franchise resources would from then on be redistributed with an emphasis on international scouting (particularly in the Far East and Latin America) and minor league development. The organization's stated purpose was to field a team that could legitimately compete for the A.L. Western Division by the 2010 season.

This project began in July 2007 with the trade of 1B Mark Teixeira to the Atlanta Braves, a player the Rangers themselves had drafted and developed themselves. Arguably the biggest trade of the season, Teixeira netted the Rangers organization a treasure trove of young prospects, headlined by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The Braves also sent over SS Elvis Andrus, RHP Neftalí Feliz, LHP Matt Harrison, and RHP Beau Jones.

The front office subsequently moved closer Éric Gagné to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Kason Gabbard and OF David Murphy.

These roster moves made the truth apparent to all: the Rangers would not make a concerted effort to win the West in 2007.

August

On August 22, the Rangers scored an all-time American League record of 30 runs in one game against the Orioles. The final was 30–3. Texas' 30 runs broke the AL record and modern major-league record set by the 1950 Red Sox and tied by the 1955 White Sox, and were the most scored by any team since the Chicago Colts hung 36 runs on Louisville in a game in 1897.[10]

August 22, 2007 5:05 pm (ET) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland 74 °F (23 °C), Wind 7 mph in from Leftfield
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 5 0 9 0 10 6 30 29 1
Baltimore 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
WP: Kason Gabbard (6–1)   LP: Daniel Cabrera (9–13)   Sv: Wes Littleton (1)
Home runs:
TEX: Ramon Vazquez (2), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2), Marlon Byrd (1), Travis Metcalf (1)
BAL: None
Attendance: 21,828
Notes: Game 1 of Doubleheader, American League record for most runs scored in one game.
Boxscore

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 94 68 0.580 54–27 40–41
Seattle Mariners 88 74 0.543 6 49–33 39–41
Oakland Athletics 76 86 0.469 18 40–41 36–45
Texas Rangers 75 87 0.463 19 47–34 28–53


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 6–12 5–3 3–4 1–5 7–0 3–7 0–7 9–9 4–4 2–7 11–7 4–6 8–10 6–12
Boston 12–6 7–1 5–2 3–4 3–3 6–4 4–3 8–10 4–4 4–5 13–5 6–4 9–9 12–6
Chicago 3–5 1–7 7–11 11–7 12–6 5–4 9–9 4–6 4–5 1–7 6–1 2–4 3–4 4–14
Cleveland 4–3 2–5 11–7 12–6 11–7 5–5 14–4 0–6 6–4 4–3 8–2 6–3 4–2 9–9
Detroit 5–1 4–3 7–11 6–12 11–7 3–5 12–6 4–4 4–6 6–4 3–4 5–4 4–3 14–4
Kansas City 0–7 3–3 6–12 7–11 7–11 5–2 9–9 1–9 6–4 3–6 4–3 5–4 3–4 10–8
Los Angeles 7–3 4–6 4–5 5–5 5–3 2–5 6–3 6–3 9–10 13–6 6–2 10–9 3–4 14–4
Minnesota 7–0 3–4 9–9 4–14 6–12 9–9 3–6 2–5 5–2 6–3 3–4 7–2 4–6 11–7
New York 9–9 10–8 6–4 6–0 4–4 9–1 3–6 5–2 2–4 5–5 10–8 5–1 10–8 10–8
Oakland 4–4 4–4 5–4 4–6 6–4 4–6 10–9 2–5 4–2 5–14 4–6 9–10 5–4 10–8
Seattle 7–2 5–4 7–1 3–4 4–6 6–3 6–13 3–6 5–5 14–5 4–3 11–8 4–5 9–9
Tampa Bay 7–11 5–13 1–6 2–8 4–3 3–4 2–6 4–3 8–10 6–4 3–4 5–4 9–9 7–11
Texas 6–4 4–6 4–2 3–6 4–5 4–5 9–10 2–7 1–5 10–9 8–11 4–5 5–5 11–7
Toronto 10–8 9–9 4–3 2–4 3–4 4–3 4–3 6–4 8–10 4–5 5–4 9–9 5–5 10–8


Roster

2007 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

2007 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 2 @ Angels 4 – 1 Lackey (1-0) Millwood (0-1) Rodríguez (1) 43,906 0-1
2 April 3 @ Angels 8 – 3 Escobar (1-0) Padilla (0-1) 42,463 0-2
3 April 4 @ Angels 5 – 3 Santana (1-0) McCarthy (0-1) Rodríguez (2) 35,701 0-3
4 April 6 Red Sox 2 – 0 Tejeda (1-0) Wakefield (0-1) Otsuka (1) 51,548 1-3
5 April 7 Red Sox 8 – 4 Millwood (1-1) Tavárez (0-1) 40,865 2-3
6 April 8 Red Sox 3 – 2 Schilling (1-1) Padilla (0-2) Papelbon (2) 28,347 2-4
7 April 9 Devil Rays 8 – 4 McCarthy (1-1) Jackson (0-1) 21,547 3-4
8 April 10 Devil Rays 12 – 9 Feldman (1-0) Seo (0-1) 23,897 4-4
9 April 11 Devil Rays 6 – 5 Shields (1-0) Tejeda (1-1) 33,674 4-5
10 April 13 @ Mariners 5 – 2 Millwood (2-1) Washburn (0-1) Gagné (1) 25,243 5-5
11 April 14 @ Mariners 8 – 3 Batista (1-1) Padilla (0-3) 25,954 5-6
12 April 15 @ Mariners 14 – 6 Ramírez (1-0) McCarthy (1-2) 25,001 5-7
13 April 17 @ White Sox 8 – 1 Tejeda (2-1) Garland (0-1) 23,139 6-7
14 April 18 @ White Sox 6 – 0 Buehrle (1-0) Millwood (2-2) 25,390 6-8
15 April 19 @ White Sox 6 – 4 Thornton (1-1) Feldman (1-1) Jenks (4) 25,459 6-9
16 April 20 Athletics 16 – 4 Blanton (2-0) McCarthy (1-3) 29,782 6-10
17 April 21 Athletics 7 – 0 Loe (1-0) Kennedy (0-2) 42,945 7-10
18 April 22 Athletics 4 – 3 Eyre (1-0) Duchscherer (1-1) Otsuka (2) 37,002 8-10
19 April 23 Mariners 5 – 4 Morrow (1-0) Millwood (2-3) Putz (1) 26,592 8-11
-- April 24 Mariners Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for July 25 8-11
20 April 25 @ Indians 8 – 7 (11) Cabrera (1-0) Eyre (1-1) 13,843 8-12
21 April 26 @ Indians 9 – 4 Byrd (2-1) Loe (1-1) 14,066 8-13
22 April 27 @ Blue Jays 5 – 3 Tejeda (3-1) Towers (1-3) Otsuka (3) 24,795 9-13
23 April 28 @ Blue Jays 9 – 8 (10) Otsuka (1-0) Tallet (0-1) Benoit (1) 24,119 10-13
24 April 29 @ Blue Jays 7 – 3 Ohka (2-2) McCarthy (1-4) 27,516 10-14
25 April 30 @ Blue Jays 6 – 1 Halladay (4-0) Padilla (0-4) 19,041 10-15
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
26 May 1 Yankees 10 – 1 Hughes (1-1) Loe (1-2) 32,310 10-16
-- May 2 Yankees Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for May 3 10-16
27 May 3 Yankees 4 – 3 Vizcaíno (2-1) Benoit (0-1) Rivera (2) n/a 10-17
28 May 3 Yankees 5 – 2 Mussina (1-1) Tejeda (3-2) Rivera (3) 40,671 10-18
29 May 4 Blue Jays 7 – 1 McCarthy (2-4) Ohka (2-3) Eyre (1) 24,342 11-18
30 May 5 Blue Jays 11 – 4 Padilla (1-4) Halladay (4-1) 27,421 12-18
31 May 6 Blue Jays 3 – 2 Benoit (1-1) Burnett (2-3) Otsuka (4) 19,103 13-18
32 May 8 @ Yankees 8 – 2 Pettitte (2-1) Wood (0-1) 50,705 13-19
33 May 9 @ Yankees 6 – 2 Mussina (2-1) Tejeda (3-3) 47,930 13-20
34 May 10 @ Yankees 14 – 2 McCarthy (3-4) Wang (1-3) 52,147 14-20
35 May 11 Angels 6 – 3 Lackey (5-3) Padilla (1-5) Shields (3) 30,782 14-21
36 May 12 Angels 6 – 3 Colón (4-0) Loe (1-3) Rodríguez (12) 36,474 14-22
37 May 13 Angels 7 – 6 Gagné (1-0) Shields (0-2) 24,847 15-22
38 May 14 Angels 7 – 2 Weaver (2-3) Millwood (2-4) 23,421 15-23
39 May 15 @ Devil Rays* 4 – 3 (10) Stokes (2-5) Feldman (1-2) 8,443 15-24
40 May 16 @ Devil Rays* 11 – 8 Fossum (3-3) Padilla (1-6) Reyes (12) 8,839 15-25
41 May 17 @ Devil Rays* 8 – 6 (10) Glover (1-2) Eyre (1-2) 9,635 15-26
42 May 18 @ Astros 7 – 4 Tejeda (4-3) Albers (1-3) Gagné (2) 37,634 16-26
43 May 19 @ Astros 6 – 1 Rodríguez (2-3) Koronka (0-1) 41,990 16-27
44 May 20 @ Astros 14 – 1 McCarthy (4-4) Williams (1-6) 39,938 17-27
45 May 21 Twins 14 – 4 Padilla (2-6) Silva (2-5) 24,814 18-27
46 May 22 Twins 7 – 1 Santana (5-4) Loe (1-4) 27,013 18-28
47 May 23 Twins 5 – 3 Bonser (3-1) Tejeda (4-4) Nathan (9) 24,370 18-29
48 May 25 Red Sox 10 – 6 Matsuzaka (7-2) Littleton (0-1) 33,552 18-30
49 May 26 Red Sox 7 – 4 Wakefield (5-5) Padilla (2-7) Papelbon (12) 37,974 18-31
50 May 27 Red Sox 6 – 5 Piñeiro (1-0) Otsuka (1-1) Okajima (3) 40,323 18-32
51 May 28 @ Athletics 5 – 3 Gaudin (5-1) Tejeda (4-5) Embree (3) 18,230 18-33
52 May 29 @ Athletics 4 – 0 Wood (1-1) DiNardo (1-2) Gagné (3) 18,006 19-33
53 May 30 @ Athletics 6 – 1 Haren (6-2) Koronka (0-2) 25,674 19-34
54 May 31 @ Mariners 9 – 5 Baek (3-2) Padilla (2-8) 20,137 19-35
*At Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
55 June 1 @ Mariners 9 – 8 Benoit (2-1) Green (0-1) Gagné (4) 34,570 20-35
56 June 2 @ Mariners 5 – 4 Batista (6-4) Loe (1-5) Putz (13) 41,988 20-36
57 June 3 @ Mariners 11 – 6 Feierabend (1-1) Tejeda (4-6) 36,886 20-37
58 June 5 Tigers 7 – 4 Eyre (2-2) Robertson (4-6) Gagné (5) 32,003 21-37
59 June 6 Tigers 10 – 0 Verlander (6-2) Millwood (2-5) 28,795 21-38
60 June 7 Tigers 11 – 4 Maroth (4-2) Loe (1-6) 22,990 21-39
61 June 8 Brewers 9 – 6 Tejeda (5-6) Capuano (5-5) Gagné (6) 29,562 22-39
62 June 9 Brewers 4 – 3 Francisco (1-0) Cordero (0-1) 37,882 23-39
63 June 10 Brewers 9 – 6 (12) Villanueva (5-0) Eyre (2-3) Vargas (1) 24,129 23-40
64 June 12 @ Pirates 7 – 5 Duke (3-6) Millwood (2-6) Capps (3) 21,158 23-41
65 June 13 @ Pirates 8 – 1 Snell (6-4) Tejeda (5-7) 16,110 23-42
66 June 14 @ Pirates 6 – 0 Loe (2-6) Gorzelanny (6-4) 17,214 24-42
67 June 15 @ Reds 7 – 6 Padilla (3-8) Belisle (5-5) Gagné (7) 27,747 25-42
68 June 16 @ Reds 8 – 4 Harang (7-2) Wright (0-1) 37,413 25-43
69 June 17 @ Reds 11 – 4 Millwood (3-6) Arroyo (2-8) 31,162 26-43
70 June 19 Cubs 5 – 4 Mármol (2-0) Benoit (2-2) 38,290 26-44
71 June 20 Cubs 7 – 3 Loe (3-6) Marquis (5-4) 37,564 27-44
72 June 21 Cubs 6 – 5 Gagné (2-0) Howry (3-4) 38,406 28-44
73 June 22 Astros 11 – 3 Millwood (4-6) Williams (3-10) 37,847 29-44
74 June 23 Astros 7 – 2 Wright (1-1) Oswalt (7-5) 42,315 30-44
75 June 24 Astros 12 – 9 (10) Wheeler (1-4) Wilson (0-1) Qualls (2) 31,560 30-45
76 June 25 @ Tigers 8 – 3 Loe (4-6) Bonderman (8-1) 36,330 31-45
77 June 26 @ Tigers 9 – 6 Otsuka (2-1) Jones (1-4) Gagné (8) 39,709 32-45
-- June 27 @ Tigers Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 11 32-45
78 June 28 @ Tigers 5 – 2 Rogers (2-0) Millwood (4-7) Jones (19) 37,253 32-46
79 June 29 @ Red Sox 2 – 1 Wakefield (8-8) Wright (1-2) Papelbon (19) 36,756 32-47
80 June 30 @ Red Sox 5 – 4 Mahay (1-0) Beckett (11-2) Gagné (9) 36,747 33-47
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
81 July 1 @ Red Sox 2 – 1 Loe (5-6) Tavárez (5-6) Gagné (10) 36,378 34-47
82 July 2 @ Red Sox 7 – 3 Gabbard (2-0) McCarthy (4-5) 36,778 34-48
83 July 3 Angels 8 – 3 Millwood (5-7) Santana (5-9) 24,871 35-48
84 July 4 Angels 4 – 2 Wright (2-2) Weaver (6-5) Gagné (11) 46,105 36-48
85 July 5 Angels 5 – 2 Escobar (10-3) Tejeda (5-8) 22,062 36-49
86 July 6 Orioles 4 – 3 (10) Benoit (3-2) Shuey (0-1) 24,035 37-49
87 July 7 Orioles 3 – 0 Bédard (7-4) McCarthy (4-6) 32,849 37-50
88 July 8 Orioles 2 – 1 Millwood (6-7) Cabrera (6-10) Gagné (12) 22,843 38-50
89 July 13 @ Angels 2 – 1 Rodríguez (3-2) Benoit (3-3) 44,100 38-51
90 July 14 @ Angels 9 – 5 Lackey (12-5) Loe (5-7) 44,026 38-52
91 July 15 @ Angels 5 – 4 (11) Wilson (1-1) Speier (0-1) Gagné (13) 44,068 39-52
92 July 16 @ Athletics 4 – 1 Wright (3-2) Braden (1-4) Gagné (14) 18,160 40-52
93 July 17 @ Athletics 11 – 4 Eyre (3-3) Gaudin (8-5) Mahay (1) 20,209 41-52
94 July 18 @ Athletics 6 – 0 DiNardo (4-6) Millwood (6-8) 23,440 41-53
95 July 19 Indians 7 – 5 Sabathia (13-4) Loe (5-8) Borowski (27) 28,108 41-54
96 July 20 Indians 3 – 2 Carmona (12-4) McCarthy (4-7) Borowski (28) 32,103 41-55
97 July 21 Indians 8 – 5 Mahay (2-0) Lee (5-7) 44,554 42-55
98 July 22 Indians 8 – 3 Byrd (8-4) Tejeda (5-9) 27,227 42-56
99 July 23 Mariners 8 – 7 Millwood (7-8) Ramírez (5-3) 20,584 43-56
100 July 24 Mariners 2 – 1 Rheinecker (1-0) Feierabend (1-4) Gagné (15) n/a 44-56
101 July 24 Mariners 4 – 3 Wilson (2-1) Reitsma (0-2) Gagné (16) 26,842 45-56
102 July 25 Mariners 7 – 6 Benoit (4-3) Putz (1-1) 34,853 46-56
103 July 27 @ Royals 6 – 1 Bannister (7-6) Wright (3-3) 21,730 46-57
104 July 28 @ Royals 6 – 5 Pérez (6-9) Millwood (7-9) Dotel (11) 27,700 46-58
105 July 29 @ Royals 10 – 0 Núñez (1-0) Loe (5-9) Peralta (1) 15,638 46-59
106 July 31 @ Indians 3 – 1 McCarthy (5-7) Carmona (13-5) Wilson (1) 21,811 47-59
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
107 August 1 @ Indians 9 – 6 (10) Benoit (5-3) Lewis (0-1) Wilson (2) 25,721 48-59
108 August 2 @ Indians 5 – 0 Westbrook (2-6) Gabbard (4-1) 27,520 48-60
109 August 3 @ Blue Jays 6 – 4 Halladay (12-5) Wright (3-4) Accardo (19) 23,777 48-61
110 August 4 @ Blue Jays 9 – 5 Marcum (8-4) Eyre (3-4) 25,321 48-62
111 August 5 @ Blue Jays 4 – 1 McGowan (8-5) McCarthy (5-8) Accardo (20) 29,593 48-63
112 August 6 Athletics 9 – 7 (13) Brown (2-0) Eyre (3-5) Calero (1) 24,737 48-64
113 August 7 Athletics 8 – 6 Gabbard (5-1) Gaudin (8-8) Wilson (3) 25,122 49-64
114 August 8 Athletics 6 – 3 DiNardo (6-6) Murray (0-1) Embree (14) 29,647 49-65
115 August 10 Devil Rays 7 – 4 Wood (2-1) Sonnanstine (1-8) Wilson (4) 28,314 50-65
116 August 11 Devil Rays 3 – 0 Jackson (3-11) Rheinecker (1-1) 36,709 50-66
117 August 12 Devil Rays 9 – 1 Eyre (4-5) Hammel (1-2) 24,042 51-66
118 August 14 Royals 5 – 3 Millwood (8-9) Davies (1-1) Wilson (5) 23,906 52-66
119 August 15 Royals 4 – 3 Wood (3-1) Meche (7-11) Wilson (6) 24,529 53-66
120 August 16 Royals 6 – 2 Braun (1-0) Eyre (4-6) 22,674 53-67
121 August 17 @ Twins 2 – 1 (10) Guerrier (2-4) Wright (3-5) 30,924 53-68
122 August 18 @ Twins 5 – 0 Loe (6-9) Bonser (5-10) 41,037 54-68
123 August 19 @ Twins 1 – 0 Santana (13-9) Millwood (8-10) Nathan (27) 36,353 54-69
-- August 20 @ Orioles Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for August 22 54-69
124 August 21 @ Orioles 6 – 2 Bédard (13-4) Padilla (3-9) 18,926 54-70
125 August 22 @ Orioles 30 – 3 Gabbard (6-1) Cabrera (9-13) Littleton (1) 21,828 55-70
126 August 22 @ Orioles 9 – 7 Benoit (6-3) Hoey (1-1) Wilson (7) 21,828 56-70
127 August 23 Mariners 9 – 4 Weaver (6-10) Loe (6-10) 26,963 56-71
128 August 24 Mariners 4 – 2 Hernández (10-6) Millwood (8-11) Putz (37) 32,716 56-72
129 August 25 Mariners 5 – 3 Benoit (7-3) White (1-1) Wilson (8) 47,977 57-72
130 August 26 Mariners 5 – 3 Padilla (4-9) Washburn (9-11) 25,437 58-72
131 August 28 White Sox 4 – 3 Littleton (1-1) MacDougal (1-4) Benoit (2) 20,261 59-72
132 August 29 White Sox 5 – 4 (11) Littleton (2-1) Logan (2-1) 23,704 60-72
133 August 30 White Sox 5 – 1 Millwood (9-11) Danks (6-13) 23,432 61-72
134 August 31 @ Angels 7 – 6 (10) Oliver (2-0) Francisco (1-1) 41,012 61-73
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 1 @ Angels 7 – 6 Vólquez (1-0) Escobar (15-7) Wilson (9) 38,342 62-73
136 September 2 @ Angels 8 – 7 Littleton (3-1) Shields (3-5) Wilson (10) 40,635 63-73
137 September 3 Royals 8 – 1 Greinke (6-5) Loe (6-11) 19,214 63-74
138 September 4 Royals 9 – 8 Rheinecker (2-1) Núñez (2-3) Wilson (11) 18,892 64-74
139 September 5 Royals 3 – 2 Padilla (5-9) Davies (6-12) Benoit (3) 17,232 65-74
140 September 7 Athletics 5 – 3 Vólquez (2-0) Haren (14-7) Benoit (4) 22,318 66-74
141 September 8 Athletics 7 – 3 Murray (1-1) Gaudin (11-10) 32,476 67-74
142 September 9 Athletics 12 – 9 White (1-0) DiNardo (8-9) 25,054 68-74
143 September 11 @ Tigers 13 – 6 Padilla (6-9) Durbin (8-7) 32,719 69-74
144 September 11 @ Tigers 4 – 1 Jurrjens (2-1) McCarthy (5-9) Jones (34) 33,840 69-75
145 September 12 @ Tigers 5 – 1 Verlander (17-5) Vólquez (2-1) 32,490 69-76
146 September 13 @ Athletics 6 – 5 Gaudin (11-11) Millwood (9-12) Street (15) 16,240 69-77
147 September 14 @ Athletics 11 – 9 Brown (3-2) Rheinecker (2-2) Street (16) 19,346 69-78
148 September 15 @ Athletics 7 – 3 Blanton (14-9) McCarthy (5-10) Embree (17) 24,517 69-79
149 September 16 @ Athletics 11 – 9 Rheinecker (3-2) Brown (3-3) Benoit (5) 23,770 70-79
150 September 17 @ Twins 5 – 4 Nathan (4-2) Benoit (7-4) 14,197 70-80
151 September 18 @ Twins 4 – 2 Silva (12-14) Millwood (9-13) Nathan (33) 18,226 70-81
152 September 19 @ Twins 4 – 2 Garza (4-6) Padilla (6-10) Nathan (34) 17,842 70-82
153 September 20 Orioles 6 – 3 Walker (2-2) Rheinecker (3-3) 20,136 70-83
154 September 21 Orioles 3 – 2 Mendoza (1-0) Santos (1-6) Benoit (6) 30,603 71-83
155 September 22 Orioles 11 – 9 Hoey (2-4) Littleton (3-2) Walker (6) 40,148 71-84
156 September 23 Orioles 3 – 0 Millwood (10-13) Leicester (2-3) Wilson (12) 37,812 72-84
157 September 24 Angels 8 – 7 White (2-0) Santana (7-14) Littleton (2) 22,881 73-84
158 September 25 Angels 3 – 1 Wright (4-5) Oliver (3-1) 30,708 74-84
159 September 26 Angels 16 – 2 Rheinecker (4-3) Saunders (8-4) 24,223 75-84
160 September 28 @ Mariners 6 – 4 Putz (6-1) Wood (3-2) 31,954 75-85
161 September 29 @ Mariners 5 – 1 Batista (16-11) Millwood (10-14) 26,799 75-86
162 September 30 @ Mariners 4 – 2 Hernández (14-7) Murray (1-2) Putz (40) 30,442 75-87
Source: ESPN[11]

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Gerald Laird 120 407 91 .224 9 47
1B Mark Teixeira 78 286 85 .297 13 49
2B Ian Kinsler 130 483 127 .263 20 61
SS Michael Young 156 639 201 .315 9 94
3B Ramón Vázquez 104 300 69 .230 8 28
LF Frank Catalanotto 103 331 86 .260 11 44
CF Kenny Lofton 84 317 96 .303 7 23
RF Nelson Cruz 96 307 72 .235 9 34
DH Sammy Sosa 114 412 104 .252 21 92

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Marlon Byrd 109 414 127 .307 10 70
Brad Wilkerson 119 338 79 .234 20 62
Hank Blalock 58 208 61 .293 10 33
Jason Botts 48 167 40 .240 2 14
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 46 167 42 .251 7 21
Travis Metcalf 57 161 41 .255 5 21
Jerry Hairston Jr. 73 159 30 .189 3 16
Víctor Díaz 37 104 25 .240 9 25
David Murphy 43 103 35 .340 2 14
Matt Kata 31 70 13 .186 2 6
Adam Melhuse 23 68 14 .206 1 7
Chris Stewart 17 37 9 .243 0 3
Desi Relaford 14 26 3 .115 0 0
Kevin Mahar 7 18 3 .167 0 1
Guillermo Quiroz 9 10 4 .400 0 2
Freddy Guzmán 8 6 1 .167 1 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kevin Millwood 31 172.2 10 14 5.16 123
Kameron Loe 28 136.0 6 11 5.36 78
Vicente Padilla 23 120.1 6 10 5.76 71
Brandon McCarthy 23 101.2 5 10 4.87 59
Rob Tejeda 19 95.1 5 9 6.61 69
Kason Gabbard 8 40.1 2 1 5.58 26
Edinson Vólquez 6 34.0 2 1 4.50 29
John Koronka 2 10.1 0 2 7.84 2

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jamey Wright 20 77.0 4 5 3.62 39
Mike Wood 21 50.2 3 2 5.33 25
John Rheinecker 23 50.1 4 3 5.36 40
A.J. Murray 14 28.0 1 2 4.50 18
Luis Mendoza 6 16.0 1 0 2.25 7
Armando Galarraga 3 8.2 0 0 6.23 6
Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Joaquin Benoit 70 7 4 6 2.85 87
C.J. Wilson 66 2 1 12 3.03 63
Frank Francisco 59 1 1 0 4.55 49
Wes Littleton 35 3 2 2 4.31 24
Éric Gagné 34 2 0 16 2.16 29
Akinori Otsuka 34 2 1 4 2.51 23
Willie Eyre 33 4 6 1 5.16 42
Scott Feldman 29 1 2 0 5.77 19
Ron Mahay 28 2 0 1 2.77 32
Bill White 9 2 0 0 4.82 9
Bruce Chen 5 0 0 0 7.20 7

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League Bobby Jones
AA Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Dave Anderson
A Bakersfield Blaze California League Carlos Subero
A Clinton LumberKings Midwest League Mike Micucci
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Tim Hulett
Rookie AZL Rangers Arizona League Pedro López

References

1st Half: Texas Rangers Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Texas Rangers Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Sammy Sosa Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Hill, Justice B. (April 16, 2007). "Kinsler named AL Player of the Week". mlb.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (July 4, 2007). "Notes: Snow makes appearance". mlb.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Grant, Evan (June 1, 2007). "Rangers finish month of dismay". dallasnews.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2007. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  5. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (May 29, 2007). "Notes: Rangers starters struggling". mlb.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  6. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (May 18, 2007). "Blalock to have shoulder surgery". mlb.com. Archived from the original on May 22, 2007. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
  7. ^ a b Davison, Drew (June 21, 2007). "Rangers ride Sosa's 600th blast to win". mlb.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
  8. ^ Davison, Drew (September 6, 2007). "Notes: DL ends Teixeira's streak at 507". mlb.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
  9. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (June 24, 2007). "Notes: Padilla placed on DL". mlb.com. Archived from the original on June 29, 2007. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
  10. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (September 22, 2007). "Rangers score 30 in twin-bill opener. Offensive output is most runs scored in 110 years". mlb.com. Retrieved August 23, 2007.
  11. ^ ESPN.com