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Sunday a.m. Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links


Good morning, everyone.

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the decision to go with Kyle McClellan in the 11th inning last night, rather than Tanner Scheppers or Robbie Ross, because it had been decided Scheppers and Ross needed yesterday off.

Master Tesfatsion's game story also focuses on McClellan, who the Rangers went to after narrowing missing out on what looked like a potential game-winning homer by A.J. Pierzynski in the 8th (the ball died in deep center) and by Mitch Moreland in the 9th (the ball was caught at the right field wall).

Todd Wills has his "Rapid Reaction" to yesterday's game at the ESPN Dallas blog.

The headline from Gerry Fraley's story at the DMN about yesterday's game says Nick Tepesch doomed the Rangers last night with his short performance.

Wills has a story on the Rangers not using Scheppers last night, quoting Scheppers as saying he had asked not to be used yesterday.

Drew Davison has a story on the Futures Game and Jorge Alfaro and Joey Gallo being picked from the Rangers' system to participate in the game, although Alfaro is going to end up missing it because of a broken hand.

Anthony Andro has a story about the association between the Rangers and Matthew McConaughey's "Just Keep Livin" Foundation.

Barry Horn has a story about Reid Ryan's path to becoming the Astros' team president.

The S-T's notes talk about Yu Darvish possibly having a winless month of June, the Rangers' young starting pitchers holding their own, and updates on some injured players, including the news that Joakim Soria icould be activated on the Rangers' next road trip.

The Rangers' website notes talk about the progress Soria, Colby Lewis, and Alexi Ogando are making, the progress (or lack of progress) Jeff Baker and Craig Gentry are making in returning from their injuries, Lance Berkman missing yesterday's game, and what Ron Washington learned from Dusty Baker.