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Sunday a.m. Rangers stuff

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

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A Ranger loss yesterday, followed by Matt Garza acting like a crazy person and embarrassing himself on Twitter last night. Bad showing all around.

That said, the Rangers still can take two of three and get back to two and a half games back in the West by beating Oakland this afternoon.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about the Ranger offense being unable to overcome the 3 first innings runs that Matt Garza allowed yesterday.

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about how the usually patient A's jumped on Garza early, and bunted on him a lot, in yesterday's 4-2 win.

Eric Gilmore has a "Rapid Reaction" at the ESPN Dallas blog.

Gilmore has a story entitled "After Rough Start, Garza Shows Composure," which is kind of funny, given Garza's meltdown online last night.

Gerry Fraley has a column about how the A's used small ball to get to Garza.

Colby Lewis pitched last night for Frisco, and after the game, said he feels like he's ready to come back to the majors, although he acknowledges that the composition of the rotation makes it harder to find a slot for him to fit in.

Drew Davison writes that the Rangers' farm system is no longer one of the best farms in the game, due to promotions and trades, but is still a solid farm. His story includes quotes from Jason Parks.

Randy Galloway has a column which, in a nutshell, boils down to this: Ron Washington is awesome, Nolan Ryan is awesome, and everyone else with the Rangers kind of sucks, especially the owners who took Nolan Ryan's power away in November.

Sullivan has a lot of notes today, hitting on Elvis Andrus's hitting streak, Manny Ramirez in AAA, Nelson Cruz leaving yesterday's game early because of an injury, Neftali Feliz and Michael Kirkman starting rehab stints, and Alexi Ogando and Robbie Ross battling command issues.

The S-T's notes deal with Manny not being an option for the Rangers, Robbie Ross, and Alexi Ogando.