June 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) playfully throws a kick at Colorado Rockies second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) in the ninth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rockies defeated the Rangers 11-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE
The Rangers lost yesterday, but so did Anaheim, so the lead in the A.L. West is still 5 games.
Jeff Wilson writes in his game story that Ron Washington and Colby Lewis weren't interested in talking about "what if" plays behind Lewis had been made yesterday.
Richard Durrett has his "Rapid Reaction" to yesterday's game at the ESPN Dallas blog.
T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about how the Rangers stretch of quality starting pitching came to an end yesterday.
Durrett writes that the Rangers offense had a big inning yesterday, but also had chances that they wasted.
Drew Davison has a story about Josh Hamilton's poor month of June, with quotes from Hamilton and hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh about the situation.
Davison has a story about Julio Borbon, who is playing well in AAA while waiting to see whether his future in baseball will be with Texas or another organization.
Wilson's notes in the S-T talk about Ron Washington's All Star picks, Matt Harrison's hot streak, and Craig Gentry's injury.
Sullivan's notes talk about Adrian Beltre dealing with Josh Hamilton's flying bats, the Rangers' lack of interest in Kevin Youkilis, Mike Napoli's slump, and Craig Gentry's ankle.