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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Poor Rangers got to spend an entire week in the Bay Area only to wind up back in Arlington, Texas

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Good morning.

Martin Oppegaard writes that, despite an RBI double on his 30th birthday yesterday, Elvis Andrus and the Rangers lost 3-1 to Derek Holland and the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

Evan Grant writes that Holland allowed one run and pitched into the seventh inning against his former team while mixing in a pitch the Rangers always hoped he’d develop in Texas.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the series finale loss to SF by pondering why Giant slayer Rougned Odor bunted with two outs as the go-ahead hitter.

MLB dot com’s Oppegaard writes that the group of young hitters for the Rangers continues to excel in the second half.

In fact, Grant notes that this season’s Rangers are on pace to easily have the youngest lineup in franchise history by the metric of quantity.

Wilson writes that Elvis is 30 years old which means we’re all ancient and will soon turn to dust.

Grant writes that old man Elvis is the face of the franchise as he slides into that veteran status bestowed on no-longer-young persons.

MLB Pipeline’s Mike Rosenbaum includes Scott Heineman in his top Minor League performers from yesterday as Heineman hit two home runs on Sunday just a couple of days after returning from a bizarre stint on the temporary inactive list.

And, lastly, Jamey Newberg takes a look at the possibility for the Rangers to make a waiver trade before the month closes.

Have a nice day!