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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning. Well, I guess the Rangers will just have to win out if they want to reach 100 wins this season.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers’ flaccid 3-2 loss to the White Sox yesterday. With the loss, the Rangers finished their season series with Chicago at an embarrassing 3-4.

Texas also finished their homestand with a record of 7-3 which is pretty good but all three losses came by one run (in fact, the last five losses for Texas have been by a single run in case you thought their pact with the baseball devil from last year extended to this year) so you’d be excused for feeling like things could have gone even better.

John Henry of the Star-Telegram writes that even with the disappointing loss yesterday, the Rangers do leave Arlington back in contention. Texas begins a 10-games-in-11-days road trip and we should know more about whether they’re truly in the Wild Card hunt by the time they return home.

Sam Butler writes about the injuries to Joey Gallo and Matt Bush which made yesterday’s game go from bad to horrifying.

Henry updates that Gallo has a broken nose and Bush has a bruised knee. Both are now taking part in MLB’s concussion protocol and neither flew with the team to Anaheim.

Sullivan writes that Adrian Beltre is hoping for a strong run from the Rangers in their quest to make the playoffs.

Henry notes that Rougned Odor was one of the stars of the homestand but the Rangers would like to see him become a little more consistent.

Sullivan previews tonight’s game between the Rangers and Angels in Anaheim as, just like the good ol’ days, the Rangers and Angels are duking it out for a playoff spot.

And, lastly, here’s Adrian Beltre (and the rest of the team but who cares about them?) dressed up like a “Texan”. Gonna need a painting from Vernon Wells’ dad of this.

Have a nice day!