May 19, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz (17) rounds second base in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE
Rubber game against the Astros today.
Jeff Wilson's game story talks about Derek Holland blowing an early lead by allowing three homers.
T.R. Sullivan says in his game story that David Murphy's inside-the-park home run was not enough for the Rangers to pull it out.
Calvin Watkins has his Rapid Reactions at the ESPN Dallas blog.
Behind the paywall, Evan Grant wonders if Nelson Cruz was lifted yesterday to "send a message," rather than (as was stated after the game) because Cruz has a tight quad. I'm not sure what message was supposed to be sent -- stop slumping?
Drew Davison writes that Colby Lewis is looking to end a three game losing streak.
Sullivan's notes talk about Koji Uehara's success, Washington's message to Feliz, and Jurickson Profar's hitting streak.
Joey Matches says that everyone needs to chill out.
Randy Galloway says that the Rangers are no '98 Yankees.
Drew Davison says that Tanner Scheppers and Michael Kirkman are going in different directions at AAA Round Rock.
Last night, Nick Tepesch and Jimmy Reyes combined for a no-hitter for high-A Myrtle Beach.