\Is it just me, or does Josh Hamilton look like Pan the Goat God in that picture?
Frustrating game all around last night, as the Rangers fell, 4-0, to former Ranger prospect Blake Beavan and the Seattle Mariners. Anaheim also lost, though, so Texas remains 3.5 games up. BP says the Rangers have a 94.6% chance of winning the A.L. West.
Jeff Wilson's game story talks about how 2007 Ranger first round picks Blake Beavan and Tommy Hunter, who have both been traded by Texas in the last fourteen months, each pitched very well in leading their new teams to victory yesterday over Texas and Anaheim, respectively.
T.R. Sullivan's game story has quotes from C.J. Wilson about the bizarre three run third inning for Seattle, which gave the M's a lead they never gave up.
Behind the paywall, Evan Grant talks about how the Rangers red-hot offense finally cooled down yesterday.
Wilson has a story about how both Michael Young and Adrian Beltre have performed well in the cleanup spot this season.
Durrett says that the bullpen's lack of work has meant it is a challenge for the relievers to stay sharp.
Sullivan's notes hit on Adrian Beltre DH'ing yesterday in an effort to keep his hamstring healthy and Yorvit Torrealba getting a start.
The S-T's notes talk about Alexi Ogando getting one more start in the regular season, Nelson Cruz returning to the lineup as DH today, and the team's catching situation.