19 games into the 2012 season, to say that the Texas Rangers are hitting well would be an understatement.
Texas has 31 home runs in this span, after hitting four over the three-game set with the New York Yankees. As Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News points out today, when the Seattle Mariners set an MLB record with 264 home runs back in 1997, they had just 24 at this point in the year.
Not surprisingly, opposing teams have taken notice.
"They punish mistakes," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the series, per the Morning News. "And it's not singles. ... They're so dangerous when they hit it in the air."