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They can’t all be home games

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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers have arrived at the natural baseball checkpoint of Memorial Day having played 50 games while winning 25 of them.

T.R. Sullivan notes that the Rangers were looking like they might come away with an even more surprising 27 wins through 50 games but the bullpen caved in consecutive games over the weekend.

Wilson writes that with the latest blow up in the bullpen, the Rangers might want to try something different.

Evan Grant writes that Chris Woodward puts the blame for Sunday’s 7-6 loss to the Angels on himself for failing to keep the flotsam in the ‘pen engaged.

Nevertheless, as Buster Olney and gang over at ESPN note, the Rangers are still one of the surprises in baseball through 50 games.

Grant writes that Mike Minor is having such a good season because he’s learning how to be good even when he isn’t at his best.

Sullivan notes that the Rangers have honored the notion of splitting catcher duties with both Jeff Mathis and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each starting exactly 25 games apiece through 50 games thus far.

Jamey Newberg concludes his crystal ball prognostications for the players who will open with the Rangers at the new ballpark with a stab at the pitching staff.

And, lastly, Richard Justice’s list of nine breakout players at the Memorial Day mark include Joey Gallo and Martin Perez. So there’s a lot of feelings to unpack there.

Have a nice day!