Jeff Wilson reacts to the Rangers’ walk-off win where a terrible start to Kolby Allard’s career in Arlington ended up being a gutsy performance that helped the club come all the way back.
Evan Grant writes that it’s been awhile since the Rangers seemed particularly gritty but Monday they grinded out a win in a game that looked lost before it even really got going.
Wilson writes that even though the Rangers are moving into a new park, the area will always hold unpleasant feelings for the Angels when they visit Arlington following this summer’s tragedy.
Grant worries that with Allard going last night and now Brock Burke and Joe Palumbo starting today, and with Mike Minor leading the rotation and Taylor Hearn as another potential arm for the near future, the rotation might be getting too left-handed.
Wilson writes that it isn’t just Joey Gallo’s bat in the lineup that the Rangers have been missing, but also his star power presence on the field in general.
With a near-five hour game on Monday, followed by a doubleheader on Tuesday, in the middle of a stretch of 18 games in 17 days, most of which are being played outside in Arlington, TX in August, Sullivan notes that the Rangers made several roster moves on Monday.
Grant’s Rangers Stock Report has Mazara coming out of his season-long deep freeze but thinks the baserunning has been off course.
Perhaps the Stock Report is cursed as Grant also notes that Mazara left Monday’s game with an oblique injury and Danny Santana followed him with a hamstring strain.
And, finally, with Players’ Weekend coming up in a few days, Sullivan looks at the meanings behind the nicknames for the Rangers.
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