Prince Fielder is currently going god mode on American League pitching.
Following another 3-5 night at the plate, which included Prince's 10th HR of the season -- a game-tying three-run shot -- Shawn Tolleson scrambled his way out of a tense 9th inning to give Texas its seventh win in as many games.
The win makes the Rangers 23-23 on the year, a .500 winning percentage they haven't seen since they were 3-3. Fittingly, they have a run differential of exactly 0.
Fielder has recorded at least three hits in four straight games, a 12-20 (.600/.650/1.000) stretch with 3 HRs, 3 2Bs and 11 RBI, the latter speaking more to just how effective the entire offense has operated lately. Texas's lineup has produced 44 runs over its last five games, and have outscored opponents 49-28 during the club's current seven game winning streak.
Is this the second coming of the glory offenses of old? Well, no, probably not. But the team has definitely been watchable for the last month, something we haven't been able to say about the Rangers since Game 163 of the 2013 season. (And okay, if it's unfair that I'm omitting their great stretch at the end of last year, you're right, but they were like 4,000 games out of first place by that point, so I don't care.)
Josh Hamilton is 0-7 with a walk and three strikeouts since his return.
In other news, the Texas Rangers are at 100/1 to win the American League pennant, 250/1 to win the 2015 World Series.