Good morning. Last night was a good reminder that win or lose, playoffs or no playoffs, the Rangers have Adrian Beltre and we get to watch him every day so we win by default.
Anthony Andro's game story is about the Rangers finding a way to win a game in an unusual fashion as things have been going their way of late.
T.R. Sullivan writes about Shin-Soo Choo having easily his best play in the field as a Ranger when he threw out Logan Morrison at the plate in a tie game in the 7th.
In fact, as Evan Grant writes, before the Rangers officially won the game when Beltre drew the walk off walk, they won the game because of their stellar defense all night.
Sure, an Adrian Beltre walk off is the dream for us, but it's a nightmare for Adrian Beltre's head.
Sullivan takes a look at Cole Hamels' night as the Rangers finally got a win in a game started by their prized deadline acquisition.
Jean-Jacques Taylor gets in on the ground floor by being the first to write that Hamels needs to pitch better and I'm having Dallas media on Cliff Lee/Yu Darvish PTSD already.
Grant takes a look at where the Rangers stand in the American League playoff race as of before last night's game. As of right now, the Rangers are just three games back of Houston for the closest they've been to a lead in the AL West since mid-June.
Sullivan has notes on Darvish beginning to throw again, Josh Hamilton's bum knee, Tanner Scheppers in limbo, and various other items.
Stefan Stevenson writes about Derek Holland making his return on Wednesday as the Rangers have swapped Wandy Rodriguez, Nick Martinez, and Chi Chi Gonzalez for Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, and Holland in the rotation over the last few weeks.
Andro writes that Holland is ready to help the Rangers in the midst of a playoff race.
MLB.com's Greg Johns previews tonight's game between the Rangers and Mariners as Texas will have to contend with Hisashi Iwakuma fresh off a no-hitter if they want to win their ninth straight at home.
Finally, I missed this piece from Randy Galloway on Saturday because the Star-Telegram was embarrassed and buried it deep on their website. The thing is hilariously all over the place as Galloway tries his best to be his usual caustic bully while having to write about the Rangers making a run.
Have a nice day.