SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 21: Shortstop Carlos Triunfel #8 of the Seattle Mariners turns a double play over Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on September 21, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The game story on the Rangers' website notes that the silver lining for Texas was the solid work in relief from Scott Feldman.
Evan Grant offers three thoughts from yesterday's loss. Behind the paywall, Grant writes that Alexi Ogando's second half struggles have put his role in the playoff bullpen in question, with Koji Uehara potentially replacing Ogando as the primary seventh inning guy.
Taylor Soper has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog.
Wilson has a story about the ongoing Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton situations. Beltre had tests on Friday but is expected to be back in the lineup today, while Hamilton is back in Dallas and won't be back in the lineup until Monday at the earliest.
The Rangers' website notes talk about Mike Napoli's days off, Adrian Beltre's tests, and Josh Hamilton's sinus issues. The situation with Hamilton is strange...Hamilton himself says there's nothing wrong with his vision, and Jon Daniels says that "the doctors haven't found anything." Meanwhile, Ron Washington had this to say:
"We're going to do all we can to ease his mind," Washington said. "Once he has peace of mind, he'll be fine."
Asked what he meant by "peace of mind," Washington said that once the tests are over and the medical crew can explain what's been happening, the veteran center fielder will be able to deal with it.
Whether intentional or not, Daniels and Washington seem to be implying that Hamilton's problems are in his head.