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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Celebrating Pudge Rodriguez and Adrian Beltre immortality since July 30, 2017

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Good morning.

Levi Weaver had the super duper fun task of writing a recap of the Rangers’ 16-7 loss to the Yankees yesterday.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the fact that, despite it all, the Rangers are still just 2 12 games out of a playoff spot since no else in the American League is worth a damn.

T.R. Sullivan writes that, after A.J. Griffin, Nick Martinez, and Tyson Ross all got hit hard yesterday, the Rangers really need a fifth starter to emerge with so little margin for error remaining this year.

Wilson notes that Matt Bush is back. The Rangers sure could have used him Saturday but that’s just about how things have gone this year. Keone Kela won’t be active until Wednesday at the earliest.

In addition to failing to pick up games in the standings this weekend, the Rangers are dropping like flies as Sullivan notes Rougned Odor left yesterday’s game with an ankle sprain.

Kevin Carter writes that Delino DeShields has transformed his game the last couple of months and that’s why he’s sitting at the top of the lineup.

Sullivan preview tonight’s pivotal opener between the Rangers and Mariners with Cole Hamels set to open the series against Ariel Miranda of Seattle.

And, lastly, this has nothing to do with the Rangers or baseball, but I’m happy to see my guy Tony Romo drew heaps of praise for his first day on the new job.

Have a nice day!