Thursday Morning Links

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Khris Davis is the Dr. Wow of Chris Davises.

I was at the game last night and it was a pretty nice night to be at the ballpark.

Anthony Andro's postgame story says that Elvis Andrus ended his slump by driving in a run in the seventh and that Matt Garza was able to make adjustments by not immediately getting into a Twitter fight with Scooter Gennett for bunting on him. Jeff Wilson's recap includes Ian Kinsler noting that "we're a smart team," apparently despite another two outs on the basepaths and a curious decision not to tag by Alex Rios. T.R. Sullivan tells us that the Rangers did their damage against the thrid best bullpen by ERA in the NL. And Todd Wills has his rapid reactions to the game.

Remember all those articles yesterday morning saying we should look at the positives in Alexi Ogando's start? Well, scratch that, as he had a CT scan yesterday due to shoulder soreness.

Matt Harrison met with the media Wednesday and said he expects to be back at 100% for spring training next year.

Jeff Wilson has a notes column, and the Rangers keep winning whenever there are vague non-updates on Lance Berkman's condition so he has one of those. He also has the good news that, should Ogando require more DL time, the current candidates for his spot are Ross Wolf, Josh Lindblom, Evan Meek and Jake Brigham.

T.R. Sullivan's notes suggest that Nick Tepesch could be back by early September, Matt Harrison is irritated by his trick back, and that Leonys Martin is having a good season.

The Rangers acquired Travis Blackley from Houston yesterday.

After the game Elvis Andrus was coaching Jurickson Profar on how to have a sub-.650 OPS season.

Before the game Gary Pettis was coaching Jurickson Profar and Leonys Martin on the finer points of basestealing.

Adam Rosales' wife is leaving all their belongings in their car until September.

Todd Wills' notes column says that the Rangers are expected to be in on Jose Abreu, the Cuban first baseman who has reportedly defected, with Leonys Martin saying he has "big power."

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