The guy is a joke. He's up there playing Xbox. It's something special to watch.
*The Rangers beat the Royals, the Blue Jays beat the Mariners, the A's beat the Rays.
*On the Wild Card side, the Red Sox beat the Twins.
*This week the Astros play the Yankees, the Rangers play the A's, the Angels go to Kansas City, and the Tigers head to Boston.
*The big news of the day was the Astros calling up Alex Bregman, who will debut against the Yankees tonight. Altuve, on Bregman:
I think he's going to be a superstar. I think everybody thinks the same way. He's a very smart kid. He plays the game the right way. I feel really happy to have him here on our team.
It's a dream come true. And I'm ready to go work, keep my mouth shut and hopefully help contribute.
We've been flirting with the idea. We feel like this is a good time to add him to a good team. We're rolling along pretty well and he doesn't have to come up here and be anything but himself and contribute at a couple of different positions.
*Bregman is the first position player from the 2015 draft to make his debut.
*Marwin left yesterday's game with a sprained ankle.
*Altuve paid tribute to Griffey with his white shoes.
*Fresno's Brady Rodgers is unbeaten in his last nine starts.
*Corpus and Frisco got into a fight after Danry Vasquez charged the mound upon getting hit in the leg:
As I was told, the biggest fight Whataburger Field has ever seen... between the #Astros and #Rangers' AA affiliates. pic.twitter.com/RxKXvMcH9I— Ian Steele (@IanSteeleKIII) July 25, 2016
*L.J. Hoes had a walk-off steal of home for Triple-A Norfolk.
*Two months ago Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the eye by a 92mph fastball from Jordan Lyles. He's about to make his return, and he's still pissed at Lyles.
*The Rangers are interested in Edinson Volquez.