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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Good morning.

Jeff Wilson reacts to yesterday’s loss which came complete with an ump show to pair with being a near four hour slog (Note: Games are only long and bad when the Rangers lose) in miserable Texas summer conditions. Take that, dads!

Levi Weaver notes that Joe West once again wanted to make a baseball game all about him so Weaver is more than happy to oblige.

Wilson writes that Yu Darvish is mad as hell and he’s not going to take starts like yesterday anymore.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the problem for Darvish was he couldn’t find his rhythm on the mound early. In the constant hair dryer blast to the face that is Arlington, that’s bad news for a pitcher and the team that has to stand out there for nearly half an hour to start the game.

Nevertheless, Gil LeBreton writes that hey maybe let’s appreciate Yu Darvish more anyway, ya ding dongs.

Sullivan notes that Cole Hamels will make another rehab start in Frisco on Wednesday if they can tear him away from the lazy river.

Adam Grosbard writes about what Father’s Day meant for Robinson Chirinos as a father and Elvis Andrus as a soon-to-be dad.

Over at MLB dot com Gregor Chisholm previews tonight’s series opener between the Rangers and Blue Jays with Austin Bibens-Dirkx making his first start since conquering Max Scherzer.

Wilson writes that Bibens-Dirkx is ready to make adjustments against the Blue Jays as they become the first team to get a second look at the 32-year-old rookie.

And, lastly, for Dad Day yesterday Weaver wrote about dads and baseball but mostly dads. I never knew my dad so I like to pretend that Colby Lewis is my dad even though he’s only four years older than me.

Have a nice day!