Good morning and happy Labor Day.
Among his reactions to Sunday, Jeff Wilson sounds pretty fed up with 2018 as he gripes about some pitching decisions by Minnesota that lead to the Rangers collecting a franchise record 13 extra base hits.
Wesley Dotson recaps the win where, even including the 18 run outburst, perhaps the most important part of the afternoon was Yohander Mendez pitching six shutout innings.
Weaver looks at the road back to the Majors for Mendez after he was disciplined by the team with a demotion to A ball back in June.
Wilson writes that Mendez put his career behind the eight ball but he came through on Sunday in the first volley of this September audition.
T.R. Sullivan writes that Nomar Mazara’s thumb is still dinged up but that hasn’t stopped him from hitting dingers of late.
Wilson notes that the Rangers are opting to become the latest team to deploy an opener as reliever Jeffrey Springs will make the start tonight and starter Ariel Jurado will follow.
And, lastly, Alex Remington takes a deep dive look at the history of Latin pitchers now that Bartolo Colon has become the new wins king.
Have a nice holiday!