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Scott Feldman is no longer the lamest part of this photo
Scott Feldman is no longer the lamest part of this photo

It appears that it is time to welcome back the Feldmania Tour to the DFW area. Hurry up and buy your tickets today because Feldmania only comes once a year.

T.R. Sullivan writes a recap of the game that saw the Rangers beat the White Sox for the first time in seemingly several hundred games.

David "Jagged Little Pill" Collier provides the rapid reaction to the Rangers 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Drew Davison offers some notes on the game. One in particular is not so fun:

Despite the victory, the Rangers' bats haven't come through in the clutch. They went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position Sunday, and 1 for 31 in the three-game series.

Gerry Fraley has some notes on the game. One in particular is pretty fun:

Starter Scott Feldman needed only 88 pitches to get through eight innings. The last Rangers to work at least eight scoreless innings with fewer than 90 pitches was right-hander Kevin Brown, who needed only 79 pitches for a four-hit shutout of Minnesota on June 20, 1990.

Anthony Andro has a piece on The Fortuitous Return of Feldmania. Feldman was better than two Zack Greinkes out there last night.

Richard Durrett writes about the upcoming trade deadline and how, regardless of any moves the Rangers do or do not make, the core of the team needs to step up for the team to win.

Jeff Wilson has more on the latest bummer news about the state of the rotation. Neftali Feliz is sidelined with elbow soreness and there is no current timeline for his return to the mound.

Fraley writes about the impending return of Mitch Moreland and how that could help Josh Hamilton to break out of his slump. The theory here is Moreland will take some at-bats away from Craig Gentry allowing Hamilton to play in center field which will make Hamilton hit better because he likes playing center field more. If it all sounds like nonsense to you, that is because it probably is.

Sullivan's Notebook covers the ticking clock of the trade deadline, Hamilton's reaction to batting fifth in the lineup, information on Feliz, and various other notes.

Davison also has some notes with quotes from Ron Washington saying he's tired of hearing excuses, the lineup shuffle, and injury updates.

Lastly, the DMN provides a photo essay displaying how some of the Rangers best prospects performed over the last week. Engel Beltre (not listed) had the best week of all. Beltre's last ten days: .381/.422/.690/1.113