That felt like a way more important win than your average mid-September contest against the Seattle Mariners. The lead in the West is once again three games. And while a 4-2 homestand against Cleveland and Seattle might feel like something of a mild disappointment, it was nice to see the Rangers win the finale and gain back the same lead they had when the homestand began.
Todd Wills writes the MLB.com recap on Matt Harrison's stellar outing against a Mariners team Harrison has a Trevor Cahill-against-the-Rangers-esque history of dominance.
Richard Durrett has the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers 2-1 nail-biter of a victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Drew Davison has several items to wrap up the Ranger win, including:
Michael Young had a three-hit game, his second in the last four games. He is on a six-game hitting streak.
Wouldn't it be grand if the corning is finally turned?
Behind the DMN paywall, Gerry Fraley writes about Koji Uehara finally gaining Ron Washington's trust. (Okay, it may be more about Fraley thinking Washington has always trusted Koji but Koji is now rewarding Washington for that trust for the first time.)
Gil LeBreton writes that Scott Feldman may have pitched his way out of the rotation after his start on Saturday night.
Anthony Andro writes that Scott Feldman has pitched his way out of the rotation after his start on Saturday night. Martin Perez will join the rotation and pitch on Friday in Seattle against the Mariners.
Wills' Notebook covers the bullpen nearing full strength for the upcoming series in Anaheim, Perez joining the rotation, Justin Grimm and Wilmer Font getting called up to the big leagues with Frisco's season ended, and other items.
Davison's has notes on Perez replacing Feldman, Mark Lowe's reduced role, and the arrival of Font.
Lastly, it's been too long since we checked in on Tom's Treats.