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Randy Jennings has his Rapid Reactions to last night's win, noting that Nick Martinez and Robinson Chirinos are begging to have Keith Meister find something to remove from them.

In Jennings' less rapid reaction, we see that Chirinos has an appropriate recognition of karmic retribution when he says of the Trout / Joyce near collision on his two run double in the second "I don't want to see anyone get hurt."

Anthony Ranaudo is excited to be taking Derek Holland's start today, saying "This is the opportunity I've been looking for."  Motivational speaker Jeff Banister said of the promotion, "He was available," a resounding endorsement if I've ever heard one.

Rick Gosselin spins the wheel of causation and hits the "spurious correlation" jackpot, noting that changes to the lineup have coincided with wins.

Gerry Fraley notes that this year's attendance has, thus far, been disappointing.

T.R. Sullivan's notes column discusses Autism Awareness month, Jackie Robinson day, and Tanner Scheppers.

Sullivan also discusses Ranaudo being called up to start today.

Apparently, moving Odor to the leadoff spot was enough to power the Rangers to an 8-2 win, I guess because it inspired Chirinos to go bananas.

Nick Martinez attributes his success to fastball command and also Rougned Odor batting in the leadoff spot.  Probably.

Jeff Banister says that Leonys Martin is "still our leadoff guy," presumably in those innings where the eighth spot in the order happens to bat first.

Johnny Manziel was at last night's game after getting out of rehab.

Anthony Andro also looks at the big nights from the offense and Nick Martinez.

And, finally, here's a dog that had some really awful degloving injuries and now looks pretty good as long as you don't mind horrific scarring.