This is not the way I was hoping to start the second half.
T.R. Sullivan says in his game story that yesterday's game illustrates why the Rangers have been trying to trade for Matt Garza, as Ross Wolf, who would be bumped for Garza, gave up 7 runs in 2 innings.
Jeff Wilson writes in his game story that the Rangers didn't show any life until the 7th inning, and has a quote from Ron Washington saying that the team needs to pitch better, play defense better, and hit better with runners in scoring position.
Anthony Andro's game story talks about Wolf's bad outing, and how it simply increases the pressure on the Rangers to find another starting pitcher.
Todd Wills has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog.
Gerry Fraley writes that yesterday's game proves the Rangers still have a gaping hole in the rotation, even when Yu Darvish and Alexi Ogando return this week.
Wills has a story on Wolf's bad outing, and the #5 starter problem.
Master Tesfatsion has a story on the enshrinement of Pudge Rodriguez in the Rangers Hall of Fame.
Jeff Wilson writes that a trade for Matt Garza is in limbo, after a holdup once the medical records were reviewed, and says that some in the organization think that targeting Jake Peavy (and possibly Alex Rios) from the ChiSox would be a better option.
Neil Ramirez, the Ranger pitching prospect who was reportedly one of the players the Cubs were interested in in a Garza deal, says his shoulder is fine.
Drew Davison has a story on C.J. Edwards, who is having a breakout season that has him pursued by the Cubs as well.
The S-T's notes talk about the tribute to Pudge Rodriguez, Lance Berkman saying he will not go on a rehab assignment, and updates on Alexi Ogando and Colby Lewis, both of whom are progressing well.
Sullivan's notes talk about Garza, Berkman, Justin Grimm pitching out of the pen, and Ian Kinsler's HBP record.