Teammates poke fun at Rios’ strikeouts

Alex Rios' Rangers teammates got in a creative jab after his four-strikeout night Monday against the Astros.

If Alex Rios was looking for sympathy after his four-strikeout night in Monday’s 4-0 Texas win over Houston, his own clubhouse wasn’t the place to find it.

Rios, who’s four whiffs were one shy of his career high, got a reminder from his teammates about his Monday night exploits when he showed up at Minute Maid Park for Tuesday’s game.

The cut-out of a guitar had a nice inscription on it too. "Please use this the next time you come up to bat" it said on it.

Maybe his teammates were onto something. Rios struck out in his first at-bat Tuesday, extending his strikeout streak to five-consecutive ABs.