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Sunday a.m. Rangers stuff

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Tom Szczerbowski

I'm ready for this road trip to be over. It has not gone well.

Drew Davison's game story has a quote from Ross Wolf saying that he takes responsibility for the loss, because he threw the pickoff throw away in the 18th inning, though Davison says Wolf is about the last person who should be blamed for the loss.

The game story on the Rangers' website focuses on the missed opportunities that the Rangers couldn't cash in on.

Evan Grant says that the Rangers were terrible with runners in scoring position yesterday, continuing a trend of late.

Todd Wills has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog.

Evan Grant takes a look at the state of the pitching staff, which is possibly getting some reinforcements today.

Davison has a story on Joe Benson, who has gotten off to a hot start at AA Frisco since being claimed on waivers by the Rangers.

Master Tesfatsion has a story on twin brothers David and Ryan Ledbetter, both of whom were drafted by the Rangers in the draft, and both of whom, per their agent, will be signing with Texas.

Elvis Andrus has fallen behind J.J. Hardy to drop to second place in the A.L. All Star balloting.

Randy Galloway has a column saying that players that test positive for PEDs twice should be banned from the game for life, and that the player's union needs to support such punishments.

The S-T's notes talk about Alexi Ogando being questionable for his start on Monday, the impact the A's moving into first has had in the Ranger clubhouse, and the draft.