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Thursday a.m. things

Even if it is over a team as pitiful as the Royals, a sweep is a sweep, particularly on the road, and I'm going to enjoy it.

Matt Harrison was solid.  Frankie Francisco was impressive.  And Jarrod Saltalamacchia made a hustling, heads-up play on a 2 out error that was the difference in the game.  I like that.

Frankie says that, as the closer, he just wants to trust his stuff and go after hitters.  I think that's a good plan.

Vicente Padilla has been scratched as the Ranger starter tomorrow, and Dustin Nippert will take his place.  Evan Grant wonders why Padilla isn't on the d.l., and why Padilla has been healthy enough, over the past two months, to start against the weaker teams, but has injury issues whenever a good team is the opponent.