Friday morning Rangers things

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Friday morning Rangers news and links

Its a Friday, the Rangers beat Felix Hernandez yesterday with Justin Grimm starting, and Texas has the second best record in the American League right now. That's all pretty good.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about how Justin Grimm allowed five hits and three walks while facing 20 hitters, but allowed just two runs because the M's were hitless against him with runners in scoring position.

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the key out recorded by the Rangers when Robbie Ross threw out Endy Chavez at the plate on a squeeze play in the 8th, executing the defense exactly the way the team practiced it in Surprise.

Evan Grant writes in his game story that the Rangers executed perfectly in cutting down Chavez on the key play of the game in the 8th, but they also had some luck on their side.

Gregg Bell has a Rapid Reaction to yesterday's win at ESPN Dallas.

Tom Grieve, last night, hearing that Angels fans were booing their own team during a loss to Oakland, said that Anaheim must not be a baseball town either.

Sullivan gives an overview of some of the top prospects in the Rangers system, saying that the Rangers' system is now stronger in position prospects than in pitching prospects.

Richard Justice has a column on how great it is that Nolan Ryan is staying with the Rangers.

Evan Grant writes that, while Ryan is sticking around, it remains to be seen if Jon Daniels and Ryan can continue to work together productively.

Randy Galloway has a column scolding Josh and Katie Hamilton for making Rangers fans look like boors, saying that people he talked to who were near Katie Hamilton in the stands on Friday said no one was abusing Katie or singling her out for bad treatment.

Sullivan's notes talk about Adrian Beltre's return to Seattle, the Ranger pitchers not taking batting practice, Ron Washington saying that Craig Gentry will get some time against righthanders, and Derek Lowe staying in the bullpen rather than moving to the rotation with Matt Harrison on the disabled list.

The S-T's notes talk about Leonys and Gentry in the outfield, Mike Maddux's tooth problem, and Ranger players being happy Nolan Ryan is sticking around.

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