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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the back-to-back American League West Champion Texas Rangers

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Good morning. All of this could have been avoided if the Rangers had worn their home whites instead of those terrible red tops.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers’ 8-5 Opening Day loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Jeff Wilson offers his reactions to the loss.

T.R. Sullivan writes that yes, the Rangers are still confident in their bullpen despite a four-run flare-up from their two backend stalwarts.

Wilson writes that the Rangers had their winning formula laid out in front of them but shook when they should have stirred.

Anthony Andro writes that Yu Darvish was erratic once staked to a 5-1 lead even though he should have come away with a win.

Sullivan writes that even though the late-innings were a bummer, the first half of the game was a Rougie-filled treat.

Evan Grant writes that if you were worried that the contract extension for Rougned Odor would change him, two home runs in his first two at-bats of the season should allay your concerns.

Gil LeBreton wants to see an extra gear from Darvish but would take the bullpen we signed up for as well.

Kevin Sherrington writes that Darvish deserved a better fate in the opener but the Rangers will need his best to repeat as AL West champs even if that means pricing themselves out of re-signing him.

Weaver’s first Baseball Texas Daily includes Jeff Banister’s Opening Day memories.

Tony Beasley is a valued coach, can kick cancer’s ass, and he can also sing. Sullivan writes about Beasley’s stirring national anthem rendition.

Wilson notes that apparently the players were emphatically on board with Keone Kela’s demotion which is obviously not a good thing.

Mac Engel parodies himself by referencing the movie It without letting on that he was the clown all along.

Sullivan notes that Opening Day spectator Delino DeShields is willing to be patient for his turns in left field after a great spring.

Weaver made a sonnet to Opening Day and what it means which I encourage you to watch if you’re into the romance of baseball.

And, finally, since baseball just keeps on keeping on, Sullivan previews tonight’s completely ordinary game between the Rangers and Indians.

Have a good day!