Good morning. Good to see Ross Ohlendorf finally arrive to save the season.
Christian Corona and Cody Stavenhagen write that Mitch Moreland's efforts at the plate and scoreless innings from the Rangers' revamped bullpen fueled the win.
Anthony Andro writes that on the day of a mandate by Jeff Banister for no defined roles in the bullpen, the relief pitchers responded with four shutout innings to end the game.
Evan Grant writes about the new no roles bullpen as Banister concerns himself with winning baseball games rather than maintaining the status quo.
Jeff Wilson blogs that yesterday was no roles, just right for the Rangers bullpen.
Stavenhagen provides the sausage-making process for the new look bullpen as the Rangers designated Kyuji Fujikawa for assignment to purchase Ross Ohlendorf and put Ross Detwiler on the disabled list to recall Tanner Scheppers.
John Henry writes that Josh Hamilton's return to the Rangers could happen as soon as this week but the team isn't really in any hurry.
The DMN offers a slideshow of the week that was for the top prospects on the farm. The majority of the top hitters are really having nice seasons.
Speaking of, the guys over at One Strike Away offer a mea culpa to Nick Williams who is striking out way less while walking way more to go along with his usual preternatural hitting ability in a revelatory season at Double-A. Looking forward to this same article from Keith Law.
Neil Paine and Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight write what we've known for years but that which we can only hope baseball writers will figure out over the next several years: Adrian Beltre is worthy of the Hall of Fame.
Finally, late last night, while the Rangers were having their annual Triple Play charity event, rumors on Twitter swirled about our Pudge Rodriguez being a surprise candidate to take over the Marlins' managerial job. That would have sucked. Luckily the Marlins pulled a Marlins and Jeff Loria saved some money by letting his GM name himself as the new manager.
Have a nice day.
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