Monday Morning Rangers Update

The King joins the crusade

Joe Nathan did his best John Wetteland. Leonys Martin did his best 2009 Julio Borbon. The Rangers won another baseball game and baseball series.

T.R. Sullivan's game recap focuses on Matt Harrison giving the Rangers five good innings before bowing out with back stiffness and Martin collecting huge two-out RBI hits from the 9th spot in the order.

By the way, here's the excuse Marco Scutaro gave in the article for getting called out at second on the Rangers' botched 9th inning rundown:

"For some reason I just bounced," Scutaro said. "I don't know if Andrus pushed me or I hit the bag and bounced back. I don't know."

Here's the play in question:


Never accuse Elvis Andrus of Hrbek-ing, jerk.

Clint Foster's Rapid Reaction is littered with positive notes from the Rangers 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Drew Davison wraps up the Rangers win and series victory with some game notes.

Foster writes about Martin coming up big for the Rangers at the bottom of the order last night.

Behind the DMN paywall, Evan Grant writes that Harrison was looking All-Star worthy even with a short outing.

On Harrison's back issues, Jeff Caplan has a piece where Ron Washington explains that the Rangers were being extra cautious and Harrison will more than likely make his next start.

In other injury news, Grant writes that Mike Olt will be out of action with a hamstring tweak until after the Texas League All-Star break. Olt is expected to participate in the Futures Game, however.

David Collier writes about Cody Buckel's Double-A debut.

Davison spotlights Yu Darvish having a chance at a double-digit winning season before July.

Keith Whitmire writes about Mike Adams paying tribute to Darrel Akerfelds who was formerly Adams' bullpen coach in San Diego. Akerfelds died Sunday from pancreatic cancer.

T.R. Sullivan and Christian Corona team up for the Notebook covering Derek Holland being ready for a rehab start, Josh Hamilton's "mini-slump," Craig Gentry's injury status and other notes.

Davison's notes tackle Hamilton's June swoon, Holland's ETA looking like after the All-Star break and various other items.

Lastly, the DMN updates us on the weeks had by the Rangers top 12 prospects. I don't know why MLB superstar Justin Grimm is still listed, however.

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