Labor Day Texas Rangers Update

Nevertheless, it was nice to have this guy back - Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The latest news and notes on the Rangers losing a series at home to the Minnesota Twins

I'm not sure how a team can score nine runs off of Felix Hernandez in three innings at Safeco and then score six total runs in 27 innings against the Minnesota Twins at The Ballpark. But, then again, I'm not entirely sure how a team that has had Ross Wolf, Josh Lindblom, and Travis Blackley make 11 starts remains in first place in its division.

Todd Wills provides the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' 4-2 loss to the otherwise dreadful Minnesota Twins. The good news: The Rangers only play one more series (Sept. 20-22 @ KC) against an AL Central team. The bad news: The Twins? Really?

Master Tesfatsion recaps the game with a quote from Ian Kinsler saying that the Rangers are ready to move on and a quote from Ron Washington saying that you've gotta tip your cap to the Twins' pitchers.

Drew Davison's game story is about the Rangers losing to the Minnesota Twins. I mean, that's a thing that actually happened. Twice.

Wills writes that the Ranger offense is leaving the pitching staff with little room for error. Something about how if you score only two runs, you're probably not going to win very many baseball games.

Behind the DMN paywall, Gerry Fraley, using his spooky voice with a flashlight under his chin, pipes in to warn you that the Rangers of this weekend looked an awful lot like the Rangers that collapsed in September last season. BOO!

Anthony Andro checks in to give us a progress report on where the Rangers are right now as they head into today's series opener with Oakland.

Tesfatsion handles the MLB.com Notebook duties and reports on Jim Adduci's MLB debut yesterday, the Rangers' Sept. call-ups, and an update on Elvis Andrus' back.

Davison's notes tackle Elvis missing today's game, Adduci's dream realized, and Joey Gallo's historic minor league campaign, among other items.

Lastly, MLB.com's Zack Meisel previews today's big match-up between Derek Holland and Dan Straily as the Rangers look to stave off the Oakland A's.

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