The bad news is, the Rangers have lost two in a row at home to the ChiSox. The good news is...Scott Feldman is starting today!
Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the hitters having a closed-door meeting after a game in which the team went 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
T.R. Sullivan writes in his game story that the Rangers lost because of home runs allowed and an inability to get hits with runners in scoring position.
Anthony Andro writes about the closed-door meeting of the hitters following the 5-2 loss last night.
Richard Durrett has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog.
Gerry Fraley has his observations at the DMN Rangers blog.
Josh Hamilton sat yesterday, and Wilson has a story about Hamilton not playing yesterday which is replete with cryptic quotes from Hamilton about how he's been "disobedient" and God is punishing him but that he's "cool" and "really good" and things will be fine now.
Andro also has a story about Hamilton's day off, with Hamilton saying he's been through worse than this slump in his life, and that he's not going to lose any sleep over the fans booing or get his feelings hurt by what Nolan Ryan says.
Drew Davison has a story on lefthander Chad Bell, a 2009 14th rounder who has gone from fringe prospect to legit prospect while jumping from high-A Myrtle Beach at the start of the season to AAA Round Rock.
Behind the paywall, the DMN has a story on Jon Daniels and his family.
With the trade deadline looming, Seth Schrock has a story on the best and worst trades in Rangers history.
The S-T's notes talk about Alexi Ogando possibly joining the rotation, Leonys Martin benefiting from being in the majors despite not playing much, and Mitch Moreland likely being activated from the disabled list today or tomorrow.
Sullivan's notes hit on Ogando, the trade negotiations between Milwaukee and the Rangers for Zack Greinke (with Jorge Alfaro being requested by the Brewers in one permutation), and Josh Hamilton's day off.