GOODYEAR, AZ - MARCH 13: Yorvit Torrealba #8 of the Texas Rangers celebrate in the dugout after scoring a run in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on March 13, 2012 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A late morning links post, as my body continues to try to adjust to Daylight Savings Time...
It was a disappointing game for the Rangers yesterday, not just because they blew a big lead and ended the game in a tie, but because Yu Darvish struggled with his command throughout his 3 inning stint, which included 4 walks.
And of course, Craig Gentry, already off to a slow start this spring, left the game with a sprained left wrist, although he's said to be day-to-day at this point, rather than expected to miss significant time.
Evan Grant has a game report at the DMN blog.
Behind the paywall, Grant talks about Darvish's outing.
T.R. Sullivan has a story about Darvish's outing yesterday.
Drew Davison writes about Darvish's control problems yesterday.
Richard Justice writes that, despite Darvish's struggles yesterday, his new team still is impressed by him.
Ron Washington wants the Rangers to continue to be aggressive on the basepaths. Jean-Jacques Taylor notes in this article that the Rangers are one of the best baserunning teams in the league, which seems kind of surprising given how many Ranger fans seem convinced that the team's third base coach is incompetent.
Anthony Andro looks at the centerfield position in the A.L. West.
Tom Hicks and the Rangers have reached an agreement on the parking lots around TBIA which caused such drama during the sale and bankruptcy.