Good morning. I hope you are all well after staying up late into the night to watch the Rangers beat the Oakland A's.
Eric Gilmore of ESPN Dallas had the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' 4-3 come from behind win over the A's.
T.R. Sullivan's game story focuses on Kevin Kouuuuzmanoff coming up big against his former team after it looked like Yu Darvish was going to throw another dud against the A's.
Jeff Wilson recaps the Rangers' rally win over their West division rivals in the first game against Oakland this season. The Rangers are now 1.5 games out of first place.
Evan Grant writes that it was a more mature Darvish who didn't let the wheels come off of last night's game. Darvish ended up getting the Rangers through to the middle innings with a chance even though he didn't have anything close to his best stuff.
However, in Rangers 2014, it's never simply roses and Kevin Kouzmanoffs. Shin-Soo Choo left last night's game with an ankle sprain and will now likely miss at least the rest of this series. Time for Michael Choice to step up.
Speaking of the Kouz, Landon Haaf notes that Kouzmanoff won the American League Player of the Week award which is nice because the player he is currently replacing is the best player on the team.
Sullivan's Notebook covers Prince Fielder's new American League record for most times intentionally walked in April, Choice's turn against his old team, your daily Matt Harrison update, and various other items.
Wilson has notes on Harrison's possible return this weekend and Choice's thoughts on "sports hating" a former team.
Sullivan previews tonight's game between the Rangers' No. 10 starter Nick Martinez and Oakland's No. 7 starter Tommy Milone in a pitching depth slap fight.
Wilson writes that Martinez has been given a second chance to make another good impression after making his lone big league start a few weeks ago.
Finally, it's time once again for everyone's favorite game... WOULD YOU WEAR IT?!
The "Texas Rangers Rookie II Wedge Sandal by Cuce Shoes"
Would you wear it?