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Wednesday a.m. Rangers things

Jeff Wilson writes that, while Derek Holland and the defense weren't great, it wouldn't have made any difference if they were yesterday, given how the bats performed.  Andruw Jones has a telling quote:

"Everything [Gio Gonzalez] threw was a ball," said Jones, who flew out three times against Gonzalez. "We knew it at the beginning. We just couldn’t lay off it. We kept chasing it and kept getting ourselves in a hole."

Nelson Cruz's injury will have him out until at least Friday, and if he isn't ready to go by then, the Rangers will apparently look to call up Brandon Boggs, and either put Cruz on the d.l. (a move they are hoping to avoid) or send down a pitcher.

Gil LeBreton says that Cruz's absence is a big problem for a struggling Ranger offense.