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Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Texas Rangers team at the Department of Public Safety (DPS) opening ceremony for the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball (MLB) team in 2023 at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

"Ever since brave pioneers first settled the Old West, the Texas Rangers have been a symbol of Texas history." Governor Abbott said. "From crime scene experts to cold case investigators, the Texas Rangers play an important role in bringing justice to Texans today, as they have for two centuries. The Texas Rangers make a huge impact in our communities. , and I'm honored. To join the basketball team today in their names as we honor their important role in shaping Texas history."
Former US President George W. Bush, former Texas Rangers pitcher and President Nolan Ryan, former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan "Podge" Rodriguez, and DPS Lt. Robin T. Mankin honored the governor at the opening ceremony. First Game Throw the first pitch.

Founded in 1823, the Texas Rangers are a major unit within DPS responsible for investigating serious violent crimes, unsolved violent crimes, felonies, public corruption, public honor crimes, and officer-involved shootings. The division is also responsible for the state's security operations program and DPS tactical operations.

Jacob deGrom ‘wasn’t happy’ with his debut for Texas Rangers .

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ARLINGTON — There may have been some trepidation in Jacob DeGrom's first start as a Texas Ranger on Thursday. Known for getting little run support during his years with the New York Mets, deGrom got a lot from his new teammates — but they came after the Philadelphia Phillies cut him out of the game. .

DeGrom, 34, lasted just 3⅔ innings, giving up five runs on six hits, all for extra bases, including five to the opposite field. Both the extra base hits and the outfield were the main projects that deGrom provided. It was just the fifth time in his career that he allowed five earned runs.
"I wasn't happy with the way we pitched but we got the win," DeGrom said after the 11-7 victory. "I went back and looked at some of the pitches they hit. They did well in the contest, some of them from the plate."
Phillies third baseman Alec Boehm hit it twice, with a second home run and a fourth-inning double. It came after DeGrom hit Philadelphia in the first inning, striking out two while throwing just 10 pitches. But the struggles began when the Phillies went to right field, both on DeGrom's fastball and slider. He was seen from 99 to 101 mph on the radar gun, but didn't torch people in the second and third innings.
"I need to make adjustments," deGrom said. "I need to see them leaning on each other and then I need to adjust and get to them."

New Rangers manager Bruce Bochy summed it up this way: "He wasn't fast today. That's OK."

So is Phillies player Aaron Nola. Trailing 5-0, the Rangers came back, scoring nine runs in the fourth inning. Right-hander Robbie Grossman drove in three runs in the fifth before Nola was pulled shortly after.

"All I can say is baseball is back and the emotional level is [high]," Grossman said. "I'm just happy we came away with the win."

Grossman was asked how many times deGrom would run the offense when they caught him on Opening Day.

"Very, very," Grossman said. "I'm glad I don't have to deal with him anymore."
DeGrom was only slated to throw about 65 pitches because he was sidelined early in spring training with a side issue. He reached 73, where he prepared himself to expand his field statistics like the next Frenchman. He just wants to look good.

"I didn't make the pitches when I needed to but the most important thing is that we won," he said.

The win was Bochy's first since 2019 as the three-time World Series manager said he felt blessed to be back in the dugout. Wearing a tumbling number after going 5-0 helped his mood after the game.

"It's not like we thought the game was going to start with two guys," Bochy said. "What is taken from each other is a good return. A great return."

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