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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers’ 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Angels which saw Texas move to within two games of the second Wild Card spot.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the win in the road trip opener in Anaheim but ponders which starter will step it up now that the Cole Hamels bullet has been exhausted for the next four days.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the bullpen didn’t make it easy as Jose Leclerc couldn’t get through the eighth and Alex Claudio maneuvered through a tricky four-out save.

Evan Grant writes that Jeff Banister has no measure of comfort any time he goes to the bullpen and how that could make the Wild Card race extra tough for the Rangers.

Ryan Posner has notes on the newest member of the bullpen: Nick Gardewine, as well as some juicy August stats for the offense.

Wilson notes that Gardewine is here because Matt Bush hit the DL and Joey Gallo isn’t here because Matt Bush’s head hit Joey Gallo in the face.

Grant writes that Jurickson Profar’s season of discontent continued as he didn’t get the call to momentarily replace Gallo, that went to Ryan Rua.

Sullivan answered all sorts of questions from you, the Rangers fan, in his latest Inbox. Questions such as: Should the Rangers wear alternating blue and red pinstripe uniforms?

Matt Fisher writes that the Rangers don’t control their own destiny yet but this road trip will go a long way to defining the season.

Sullivan previews tonight’s contest between the Rangers and Angels which will pit Tyson Ross against Ricky Nolasco in the second game of this series.

And, lastly, leave it to BannyRooster to corral a pigeon.

Have a nice day!