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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Rick Yeatts

Good morning all.

Jeff Wilson's game story from yesterday talks about how the Rangers are influencing the A.L. West race by serving as a punching bag for the Angels and A's.

T.R. Sullivan, in his game story, quotes Colby Lewis as saying he had really good stuff last night, but just threw a couple of bad pitches in the early innings to dig himself a hole.

Anthony Andro's game story talks about the Rangers' struggling offense once again not being able to put up more than four runs in a game.

Randy Jennings has his Rapid Reaction to the 5-4 loss at the ESPN Dallas Rangers blog.

Colby Lewis struck out 10 batters yesterday, the first time he has hit double-digit Ks since the 2012 season.

Gerry Fraley says the Rangers are the A.L. West's "whipping boys."

Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton isn't the same player with the Angels that he was with the Rangers, and he doesn't mean that as a compliment.

The S-T's Minor League Insider this week takes a look at Hickory infielder Travis Demeritte, who has a league-leading 24 homers this year.

Gerry Fraley writes that Jon Edwards is the first ever player to go from the independent Pecos League (where he was making $50/week) to the major leagues.

Randy Jennings writes that the Ranger bullpen has gotten a shot in the arm with the performance of the newcomers.

The S-T's notes talk about Jon Edwards making his major league debut, Ron Washington telling Alex Claudio to make him look good for bringing him in for the third game in a row, and Nick Tepesch.

Sullivan's notes talk about the new faces in the bullpen, Neftali Feliz's improvement, and Alex Rios's ankle.