For a long time, Detroit's Comerica Park was a house of horrors for the Texas Rangers.
One specific example of the bad mojo the Rangers have had there was when Josh Hamilton was in the midst of a great start to the 2011 season when he tagged up at third base on a pretty shallow foul ball — aggressive, but dumb — and slid head first into home. He was tagged out, and in the process really jacked up his shoulder.
He went on to miss significant time.
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Now, Hamilton hopes to return from a bum knee in time to open a series in Motown on Thursday evening. He's been out of the Rangers' lineup since he first sat on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
He's set to miss his fourth straight game on Wednesday afternoon to close a series with Seattle, but said he hopes to be back on Thursday when they open a four-game set against the Tigers.
“It’s about getting it less [angry,]” Hamilton told the Dallas Morning News before Tuesday night's loss to Seattle. “Right now, we’re thinking about taking two, three days and letting it calm down, get treatment on it and see where we are from there.”
Of course, it's made it easier to sit Hamilton seeing as how Ryan Strausborger has gone 5-for-10 in his place, including a homer.