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Thursday morning Rangers things


That's now two straight sweeps for the Rangers, who have won 10 of their last 12, and are kicking off a 10 game homestand with a 5 game lead over the Anaheim Angels.

Jeff Wilson, in his game story, says that despite the above, the Rangers feel they aren't playing their best ball and can improve.

The game story from the Rangers' website says that the game with emblematic of the Rangers' season...there were some misfires and it wasn't always pretty, but the Rangers pulled out the win.

Sarah Trotto has her Rapid Reaction to yesterday's game at the ESPN Dallas blog.

Behind the paywall, Evan Grant writes that the real test for Yu Darvish is about to begin.

Jeff Wilson has a story about Roy Oswalt joining the rotation Friday, with Scott Feldman moving back to the bullpen.

Feldman is not happy about the move:

"It’s just tough to keep going back and forth," Feldman said. "That’s the main thing. Moving back and forth, it’s how you hurt your arm.

"It’s how you get hurt. I’m not happy."

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"Basically, telling me that I’m not in the plans for the second time this year, spring training and then now, that’s fine, if I’m not in their plans," Feldman said. "But it doesn’t mean I have to be happy about it."

Feldman probably needs to be quiet right about now.

The S-T's notes talk about Mitch Moreland likely heading to the disabled list, Derek Holland throwing again and feeling good, and Elvis Andrus getting a day off yesterday.

The Rangers' website notes talk about Moreland's injury, the throwing sessions of Holland and Neftali Feliz yesterday, and the changes to the Rangers' pitching staff.

Grant says that July move he'd like to see the Rangers make is acquiring Chone Figgins. The problem is, he doesn't fill the Rangers' need right now, which is a bench bat, preferably righthanded. Figgins is a switch hitter who can play multiple positions and run, but hasn't hit for a couple of years now.

Randy Galloway writes that he will never vote for Roger Clemens or Barry Bonds for the Hall of Fame, but will vote for Sammy Sosa.