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Friday a.m. things

I'm still sitting here trying to figure out why in the world you'd take the bat out of Ian Kinsler's hands in the 11th inning, in order to let Ramon Vazquez and Michael Young try to bring the runners home instead.  Particularly with a guy like K-Rod who is difficult to bunt against and who gets a lot of Ks (making it less likely Vazquez will get the runner home from third with a sac fly).


And while I was blaming Ron Washington for that much of the drive home, he had been ejected, so it is likely Art Howe who made that call (although I don't know that Washington would have done anything differently).

Evan Grant talks about how the Rangers' young players were the ones who got them back in the game yesterday, and that their performance bodes well for the future of the team.  Jeff Wilson says the Rangers have proved they are contenders.

Hank Blalock and Gerald Laird are making progress and are expected back before too long.  Blalock is expected to go on a rehab assignment with Frisco on Monday, and Washington is saying that Chris Davis is going to go down on Friday if Blalock is ready to return then.  Laird, meanwhile, is hoping to be back July 25, and it sounds like he'll be getting the bulk of the playing time at catcher when he returns.

Davis is saying the right things about the possibility of being sent back down.

T.R. Sullivan has some bloggy notes up.

Gil LeBreton really likes Ian Kinsler.

Jean-Jacques Taylor has more Ron Washington love.