Hey, a win! That was refreshing. 9-9 now on this 20 game stretch.
T.R. Sullivan calls the Ranger defense yesterday "acrobatic," with Ian Kinsler calling the team the Texas Globetrotters.
Here's the Colby Lewis play, after the jump, for those who missed it:
Richard Durrett has his recap at ESPN Dallas.
Durrett also has a story, with some quotes from the Rangers, about the great defensive plays from yesterday.
The most encouraging thing for me yesterday, though, was the performance by Neftali Feliz. That was the best Feliz has looked since Game 6 of the ALCS -- he looked like the guy who was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2010, rather than the guy we've seen most of 2011. Hopefully, he's turned a corner and is back on track.
The S-T's notes talk about Tanner Scheppers' return to the Frisco active roster, Mike Napoli's progress, and Adrian Beltre moving to the cleanup spot for the Atlanta series. Here's Ron Washington's explanation about that:
Okay. It doesn't make sense to me, but...
Sullivan's notes talk about Beltre at cleanup, Darren Oliver's thoughts on the bullpen, and Scott Feldman's progress. Thad Levine says that Feldman's sinker isn't where it was in 2009, but is much better than in 2010, and he thinks Feldman is one of the team's 12 best pitchers who can help in either the rotation or the bullpen. Sullivan says that Feldman could be an option to be activated in the next two weeks.
Sullivan also has a story on top draft picks Kevin Matthews and Zach Cone signing with the Rangers, and the press conference scheduled for today at Turner Field to announce the signings.