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Saturday a.m. Rangers things

Saturday a.m. Rangers news and links

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Good morning, folks...

The Rangers and the Dodgers tied yesterday, 3-3.

Evan Grant has Three Takeaways from yesterday's game.

Jeff Banister was impressed by Chi Chi Gonzalez's outing yesterday.  Chi Chi got advice from Pudge Rodriguez before yesterday's game.

Gerry Fraley writes that Ian Desmond needs to make adjustments to his swing to reduce his strikeout totals in order to bring his offense back up to acceptable levels.

Jeff Wilson writes that Elvis Andrus is looking to use Game 5 of the ALDS as motivation to improve.

Gil Lebreton has a column on Colby Lewis, talking about all the injuries he's overcome, and his progression to becoming a serious bicyclist.

Yu Darvish had another solid bullpen session yesterday, throwing 88-91 according to Chris Gimenez.  The Rangers liked his energy level and body language on the mound.

Shawn Tolleson was held out of activities yesterday due to lower back stiffness.

Jeff Wilson has his Surprise Five from yesterday.

Sullivan has an update from the free throw shooting contest the Rangers are having.

Patrick Kivlehan's favorite sports movie is Miracle.

Paul Kruger has been promoted by the Rangers to assistant director of player development.

The Rangers' website notes hit on Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo, Yu Darvish, Shawn Tolleson, and Tony Beasley.

The S-T's notes talk about Ian Desmond, Yu Darvish, Shawn Tolleson, and the free throw shooting contest.