Seriously, though. Did anyone really believe that the Rangers were going to beat Iwakuma with Nick Martinez on the mound facing Kyle Seager? That's like thinking Yu Darvish can beat the A's or something.
MLB.com's Adam Lewis recaps the Rangers' 5-1 loss to Seager and the M's. Even though the Rangers lost the battle yesterday, they won the weekend series war by taking two of three from the Mariners.
Jeff Wilson writes that, despite he loss, the Rangers can feel encouraged that their ragged rotation put together three solid outings over the weekend from arguably their three worst starters.
Just in time for us to begin our summer community prospect rankings later today, Kate Morrison starts the process of re-ranking her top 15 Ranger prospect list for WFAA.com.
Wilson notes that Leonys Martin is hoping to convince the Rangers to keep him in the leadoff spot in the lineup going forward. Luckily for him, the other options are Michael Choice, Jim Sundberg, and Nick Martinez.
T.R. Sullivan's Notebook covers Geovany Soto's (remember him?) ETA, Martin's role atop the lineup, a relative deluge of quality starts from the rotation of late, and other various notes.
Wilson writes that the season may already hang in the balance in Oakland beginning tonight with the chance for the Rangers to make a climb back to relevancy or be buried.
MLB.com's Will Laws previews tonight's series opener in Oakland with Colby Lewis on the mound against Drew Pomeranz and the division leading A's.
Finally, someone over at the DMN recapped the last week for some of the Rangers' top prospects. To save you some time, Joey Gallo is 7th in the slideshow.