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Rick Yeatts

Good morning, everyone...

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the lousy performance from the Rangers' offense last night.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about Neal Cotts blowing a game in which Nick Martinez, Phil Klein, and Michael Kirkman pitched well.

Randy Jennings has a Rapid Reaction from last night's 4-2 Rangers loss.

Gerry Fraley writes that one pitch by Nick Martinez was the difference last night.

Jeff Wilson writes that Tim Bogar is the early favorite to end up as the Rangers' manager in 2015.  He also says, interestingly enough, that Mike Maddux wants to be back in Texas next year.

Anthony Andro writes that Bogar's goal is to be the Rangers' permanent manager, and he's managing now as if he's going to have the job in 2015.

Tracy Ringolsby has a column on the difficulty of replacing Ron Washington.

Meanwhile, although Ron Washington is gone, Jon Daniels is not, and Evan Grant writes that the Rangers have begun discussions with Daniels on a long-term extension.

Stefan Stevenson writes about the Rangers erring on the side of caution and deciding to shut Yu Darvish down for the season.

Andro has a story on Darvish being shut down.

The S-T's notes talk about Derek Holland making his first start in the majors without Ron Washington as his manager, Jim Adduci, Jurickson Profar, and Robinson Chirinos.

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