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A 4 game winning streak.  And as Evan Grant points out, the Rangers have had 11 series so far this season, and have won 6 of them.  So why don't they have a winning record?  4 of the 5 series they've lost, they've been swept...

Ramon Vazquez gets some love from Grant in his game story, with the Rangers being 52-44 when Ramon Vazquez starts for them.  I would put that in the category of coincidence, although Michael Young is quoted praising Vazquez as one of the smartest players he's been around.

Jeff Wilson's game story in the S-T focuses on Milton Bradley's first inning at bat, which set up David Murphy's three run homer.  Bradley worked a 9 pitch, two out walk after getting down in the count 0-2.

There are some notes up in the DMN about playing time, as well...Frank Catalanotto has only played once in the last six games, and will be sitting quite a bit going forward with the Rangers facing several lefties.  Cat apparently met with Ron Washington about the situation, and understands the Rangers want to get a look at Brandon Boggs, which eats into his playing time.

Washington also is planning to alternate Gerald Laird and Jarrod Saltalamacchia by giving them each two consecutive starts, although Kevin Millwood is going to have Laird catch all his games, and Washington wants to keep Sidney Ponson and Salty paired, so we could see some variations there.

Kason Gabbard had a solid rehab start for Frisco, and he's expected to be activated and get the start on Thursday.  My guess is that A.J. Murray gets sent down today, and a reliever gets called up for the next few days, until Gabbard is activated.