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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news on the Rangers and Powerade baths

The Rangers lead the league in wasted Powerade
The Rangers lead the league in wasted Powerade
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Good morning. The Rangers are up to 56.5% odds of making the playoffs according to Fangraphs. Of course, they still project a worse Rest of Season winning percentage for Texas than the Mariners. Keep doin' you, 'graphs.

Katy Clarke writes about the Rangers' 6-0 win over the Orioles to sweep Baltimore and finish 23-11 against the American League East in 2015.

Jeff Wilson recaps Derek Holland pitching perhaps the best (non-Game 4 of the World Series) game of his career yesterday.

Anthony Andro takes umbrage with Holland adopting the "Wild Thing" moniker when he goes out and tosses a complete game shutout without walking anyone.

Dave Sessions writes that Holland was in vintage form for Texas as he showed he's healthy and ready to be a weapon in the hunt for October.

In fact, as Mark Simon of ESPN writes, Holland's start may have been the best by a left-hander at The Ballpark for the Rangers since Kenny Rogers' perfecto.

Gil LeBreton has a piece on Holland being both the class clown and star pupil of the Rangers' staff.

Sessions writes that the only thing that's been missing from the weekend sweep of the O's was Rougned Odor and he's looking to return from his busted up finger tonight against the Padres.

Kevin Sherrington writes that you're caring too much about Darren McFadden when the Rangers are still playing meaningful baseball so stop being offended that the Rangers were bad at home for most of the season because they've played back to .500 at The Ballpark (32-32) so you should go see them.

Sessions previews the Rangers and Padres opening up a series tonight in what will be the first game of a season-long ten-game road trip for the Rangers. Colby Lewis goes for Texas against Tyson Ross for the Fathers.

Finally, the Oakland A's forget that they're baseball's forgotten stepchild and complain about their travel schedule now that Houston is in the AL.

Have a nice day.