Good morning. Today is the holiday portion of a long weekend following an 11-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners in a season where the Rangers aren’t going anywhere special so there’s not a lot of meat on the bone in today’s links.
Stefan Stevenson writes about yesterday’s loss that started as a bullpen game and still got deeper into the bullpen quicker than expected and went downhill from there.
T.R. Sullivan writes that perhaps the lone positive from Sunday’s beating was Edinson Volquez making it back to have a shutout inning of relief.
The DMN’s Randy Jennings writes that Ronald Guzman was happy to be among the players called up when rosters expanded yesterday.
Sullivan notes that Guzman returns in a better place mentally after he went down to Nashville and slashed .308/.400/.504 in 30 games.
In addition to his other notes on the team, Stevenson writes that there only 12 games remaining for the rest of time for the Texas Rangers at The Ballpark in Arlington. That still feels weird.
And, finally, Jenning writes that the Rangers weren’t sad to see August end after they posted some of their worst batting totals in years over the dog days.
Have a nice Labor Day!