That was the type of game yesterday that the Rangers were not winning all season long. Thanks to the bullpen and a timely hit from David Murphy, the Rangers were able to sweep the A's in Oakland and win their eighth consecutive game against the A's this season.
T.R. Sullivan's game story is about Neftali Feliz coming in and nailing down the save, while looking good doing so, after the Rangers retook a one run lead after blowing an earlier 6-0 lead.
Jeff Wilson recaps the game and notes that Matt Harrison indeed appeared distracted by the mid-sixth inning dancing during his warm-ups. So it's come to this, eh, Oakland? Diss your mound and you send out concentration assassins on our mentally developing young arms? See you at WedgeFest, punks.
The folks at ESPN Dallas, hard at work on their Cowboys coverage, were able to muster up some group effort post game notes.
Lots of hype for the upcoming series against the Angels in the news. Anthony Andro has a story stating that the Rangers are ready to take on the Angels.
Gerry Fraley writes behind the DMN paywall about the Rangers having an opportunity to put some real distance between themselves and the Angels.
However, Wilson writes that the Rangers are going to Anaheim treating the series with no added emphasis. Also, in that piece are notes on Alexi Ogando looking to bounce back and how the bench is being used to spell regulars as needed as benches often do.
Sullivan has notes on the Rangers success this season with runners in scoring position, Yorvit Torrealba thriving with an increased role, and the A's passing the Rangers in number of errors committed this season among other items.
Wilson has a piece of Triple-A manager Bobby Jones collecting his 1,500th career minor league win with all of them coming as manager of a Rangers' affiliate. That's quite an accomplishment and something worthy of acknowledgement. Kudos to you, Mr. Jones.
Finally, the DMN's Ryan Jones is back to take a gander at the Rangers' top ten prospects and how they did this previous week. The list is looking a little different these days with Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland no longer in the mix, but still no less exciting.