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Saturday a.m. Rangers things

Very nice game last night. 

Jeff Miller's game story includes quotes from Ron Washington about how the Rangers were great in all three phases of the game yesterday.  In the top of the 2nd, I thought there was no chance the Dodgers would be held scoreless, given how Vicente Padilla was pitching, but he held it together long enough, and the bullpen came in and locked it down in the final four innings. 

Jeff Wilson notes that yesterday's performance was unusual for the bullpen, which hasn't often had to come into the game in the sixth this season.  Wilson also points out that the absence of Frankie Francisco had the bullpen a little shorthanded, but Jason Jennings' ability to go three innings helped alleviate that problem.

Jim Reeves has what appears to be an abbreviated column on the Rangers wanting to stick with Chris Davis, despite his slump this season.  For what it is worth, Davis has both a hit and a walk in each of his past three games, and is hitting .320/.393/.520 in his past 8 games.

Wilson has some notes about Andruw Jones facing his former team and Omar Vizquel's quest for one more hit, along with some comments from Davis about how facing lefties has helped him get out of his slump.

Anthony Andro has a story up about how difficult it was for Matt Harrison just to get to San Antonio to make his rehab start on Thursday.