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Friday a.m. Rangers things

Yesterday could have gone better.

I'm still trying to figure out why in the world Bengie Molina hit as the tying run in the bottom of the 9th, with two outs, when David Murphy was available on the bench to pinch hit.

Jeff Wilson's game story focuses on the bullpen collapse, with back to back 0-2 HBPs and then a bases-loaded Darren Oliver walk (after getting up in the count 1-2) dooming the Rangers.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about how, with an opportunity to have a 6.5 game lead in the A.L. West for the first time since 1999, the Rangers let a winnable game slip away.

Evan Grant says the Rangers simply failed to execute last night.

The S-T's notes includes Nolan Ryan talking about the possibility of making a trade before the deadline, and Nelson Cruz's recent struggles.

Sullivan has a story about the Mark Teixeira trade, and how the Rangers ended up with a couple of All Stars from that deal.

Brent Shirley of the S-T has a story about Ron Washington's decision to rest two starters in each of the previous two games.

Barry Shlachter has an update on the Rangers' bankruptcy situation, with the latest news that the auction process is now in "limbo."

Gil Lebreton laments that the latest turn of events in the bankruptcy court could result in Nolan Ryan leaving the Rangers.