Good morning. Hope you didn't stay up and watch last night's game and are now all sluggish and tired at work.
Katy Clarke recaps the Rangers' 7-0 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Padres.
Evan Grant notes that Texas happened to run into Ranger killer Tyson Ross to get the road trip off on a bad foot.
T.R. Sullivan writes at length about an Elvis Andrus steal attempt to show just how little this game had going for it for Texas.
Now that we enter the final month of the regular season, Jeff Wilson has a look at how the Rangers went from miserable in April to pennant race relevancy.
Grant writes about Jeff Banister managing the pitching staff to get to the point where they have fresh arms available down the stretch.
BP's Matthew Trueblood examines the Rangers' ascension to figure out if we're witnessing an anomaly or a true turnaround.
Grant notes that Josh Hamilton will return tomorrow as rosters expand but he likely won't be capable of playing in the field for the rest of the season.
Among Sullivan's notes is the fact that Joey Gallo is coming back, too.
MLB.com's Beth Maiman previews tonight's contest between the Rangers and Padres with Yovani Gallardo starting for Texas as they look to rebound from last night's bummer.
Finally, MLB is allegedly nearing a decision on possibly reinstating Shoeless Joe Jackson which I think is long, long overdue. Charles Comiskey was a living human turd, and you're not actually throwing games when you're hitting .375 and leading your team in hits during the series. Plus, Jackson was acquitted on all charges. Why hasn't this happened already?
FREE SHOELESS JOE! DOWN WITH KENESAW MOUNTAIN LANDIS! BUY WAR BONDS!
Have a nice day.