Someday I'll tell random stranger's children about the time I saw the Angels blow a 7-2 8th inning lead, a 7-6 9th inning lead, an 8-7 15th inning lead, and lose in the 19th inning after Josh Hamilton went 0-8 with 3 Ks. The Angels are 9-16. That is worse through 25 games than they were last year (10-15) in the April that they admitted sank their season in 2012.
Josh Hamilton through 25 games: .202/.246/.298, 28.6% K%,-0.4 fWAR
Drew Davison writes about how awesome Yu Darvish is and how Yu has dispelled any negative notion about his MLB worthiness thus far this season. You hear that, scout from that start in Minnesota last year?
Behind the DMN paywall, Gerry Fraley writes about Darvish's impressive strikeout totals so far with stats to compare him to pitchers such as Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez.
Todd Wills takes a look at the week ahead for the Rangers which includes a homestand with series against the Sox both Red and White.
T.R. Sullivan has a piece on the Rangers' pitching pipeline producing big league arms. As Sullivan notes, no member of the current starting rotation has ever pitched a game in the majors with a team other than the Rangers. Additionally, the bullpen is littered with homegrown talent.
Colby Lewis was another Rangers' pitching draftee, and, as Anthony Andro notes, it might not be too long before we see Colby pitching for the Rangers again.
Wills writes on the now annual April struggles of David Murphy and notes that the Rangers will be facing a few tough lefties this week so Murphy will have his work cut out for him if he wants to get May off to a good start.
MLB.com's Andrew Simon previews tonight's game between the Rangers and Chicago White Sox. A.J. Pierzynski gets to face his former team for the first time as the Rangers pit Yu Darvish against Jose Quintana.
Lastly, ESPN has the Rangers at the top of their Power Rankings so you don't have to complain about them having the Braves on top even though the Braves were just swept by the Detroit Tigers. But you Red Sox fans out there will surely be frothing at the keyboard to relay your displeasure that the Red Sox aren't No. 1 even though the Rangers just lost two to the Minnesota Twins and the Red Sox have a better record.