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"You're going to love the pink backpack, Robbie."
"You're going to love the pink backpack, Robbie."

MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez writes the game story for yet another Rangers Cactus League loss.

Master Tesfatsion reacts to the Rangers 6-5 loss to the Anaheim Angels. More importantly, Robbie Ross continued to impress.

With Michael Kirkman blowing a one-run lead in the 9th inning of the game yesterday, Evan Grant ponders if Ross has taken a lead for the lefty spot in the bullpen battle.

Yu Darvish pitched in a minor league game yesterday (He allowed four runs on six hits and two walks but recorded 11 of his 15 outs on strikeouts) and Jeff Wilson writes that he's still garnering rave reviews. Among them is this very Mike Olt-ish quote (even though Olt hit a triple off of Darvish):

"I saw pretty much everything from him today," Olt said. "He's definitely got the stuff. He's got the whole arsenal. He commanded the ball really well and made his pitches when he needed to. He's going to be successful."

Grant has a piece on Darvish's outing with Mike Maddux saying he is working with Darvish on game management stuff, not mechanics.

T.R. Sullivan also writes about Darvish noting that he was working on his sinker. Darvish's next start is scheduled for Friday night and he will have a 100 pitch limit which will put him right in line with a normal start.

Richard Durrett chimes in with a whole bunch of thoughts from Darvish's start.

Gil Lebreton check in with C.J. Wilson but Wilson thinks you don't want to read about him, hate him, and is ready to hear you boo him.

Drew Davison has some notes about Neftali Feliz seemingly getting back on schedule, Craig Gentry leaving yesterday's game with dehydration, and relievers preparing to begin pitching on back-to-back days.

Sullivan's notebook covers Robbie Ross' ascension to legitimate contender for a spot in the bullpen, Gentry's setback, and other notes.

Finally, Davison chatted with noted Cowboys fan Mike Adams to learn what he would do to get Dallas back to the Super Bowl if he ran the Cowboys.