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Evan Grant's game story talks about the frustrations of the month of August and how they've taken a toll on this team.  In particular, he takes Gerald Laird and Ron Washington to task for arguing with Dale Scott on the blown call at home plate, and ignoring Mike Napoli, which allowed Napoli to advance all the way to third, and score on the suicide squeeze.  And I agree, that's inexcusable, and a sign of a team that has already mentally checked out.

David Murphy and Ian Kinsler hope to return to the lineup by the end of this week, although the S-T says Kinsler won't be back until September 9, at the earliest.  The Rangers will skip Scott Feldman's turn the next time through, since they have two off days in the next ten days.