Good morning. The All-Star Game is tonight, I think. Go Ian Desmond and Cole Hamels! Go take a nap, other Rangers!
Jeff Wilson writes about Hamels' return to his hometown as an All-Star with the Rangers less than a year after he was traded to Texas.
Alden Gonzalez has a writeup for MLB.com on the two players representing the Rangers in the Midsummer Classic.
Wilson writes that the Rangers aren't planning on panicking about their slide at the end of the first half just like Houston bounced back from their miserable April.
Michael Young's two-out, two-strike, two-RBI triple to give the American League a comeback 10th straight All-Star victory ranks among the best hits in All-Star history, according to John Schlegel.
Eno Sarris notes that Nomar Mazara has been among the most balanced hitters in the bigs this season which is startling since he's the youngest hitter in the bigs.
Ronald Guzman's physique and plate discipline impressed Keith Law at yesterday's Futures Game.
Finally, if you're wondering how Elvis Andrus is spending his vacation, the DMN's Adam Grosbard has you covered.
Have a great day.