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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

On to Boston

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Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan recaps yesterday’s 9-8 homestand finale loss to the A’s which saw Drew Smyly struggle again.

Stefan Stevenson writes that the homestand ended with a Smyly-induced dud but the finished with a 7-4 record over the week.

Chuck Carlton writes for the DMN that yesterday’s near-comeback wasn’t a complete bummer as reliever Pete Fairbanks debuted with a sterling effort out of the bullpen.

Stevenson notes that the upcoming series against Boston currently has, believe it or not, playoff implications.

Carlton ponders if a big day for Rougned Odor in the finale could be the start of a summer breakout for the second baseman.

Levi Weaver offers a timeline of Saturday’s exhilarating all-day baseball bonanza at The Ballpark which saw the Rangers sweep a doubleheader and retire a living legend.

Daniel Kramer takes a look at the impact of Hunter Pence’s revamped swing for MLB dot com.

Jonathan Mayo writes that Rangers’ second rounder Ryan Garcia should be one of the fastest movers to the big leaguers among the 2019 draftees.

Carlton writes about the passing of former Rangers manager Frank Lucchesi at the age of 92.

And, lastly, John Paschal writes that YouTube is a compendium for all things jazz and Adrian Beltre’s legacy of having fun playing baseball.

Have a nice day!