Happy off day.
Old pal Ron Matejko is back with the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' 5-3 Memorial Day loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Old pal Ron Matejko is back with the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' 5-4 Memorial Day loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
MLB.com's Tyler Emerick provides a recap to Game 1 of yesterday's doubleheader which saw the Rangers fail to do much against Arizona starter Tyler Skaggs before falling short in a 9th inning comeback.
MLB.com's Tyler Emerick provides a recap to Game 2 of yesterday's doubleheader which saw the Diamondbacks fail to do much against Texas starter Yu Darvish before completing a late-innings comeback.
Behind the DMN paywall, Gerry Fraley writes that the Rangers left their clutch play at home as they couldn't come through when given chances over the holiday the weekend.
Drew Davison writes that Yu Darvish was dominant in the desert but one big 8th inning mistake cost him and the Rangers a win.
Matejko writes that even though Darvish has been susceptible to the home run ball of late, he's still been nasty. Darvish matched his season high with 14 Ks last night but said he'd have been more impressed with a win.
Fraley has a blog post up about Martin Perez's day. Perez had poor command all game and paid for nearly every mistake when he had to throw a strike. Fraley speculates on the immediate future regarding Perez's roster spot, but that musing was cleared up by this:
#Rangers will send Martin Perez back to Triple A Round Rock. He was the 26th man for the doubleheader.— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) May 28, 2013
Emerick handles the MLB.com Notebook and writes about Lance Berkman's debut in the field, Elvis Andrus' short-term memory, and an update on Alexi Ogando, among other items.
Lastly, Davison's notes tackle the mind of Andrus, several injury updates, and a meaningful day for Jeff Baker.