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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Kennedi Landry writes that the pitching got it done for the Texas Rangers until they were finally able to plate a run in extras to beat the Orioles 1-0 on Sunday.

Stefan Stevenson writes that the Rangers needed all eight shutout innings from Kyle Gibson as the bats continue to struggle at The Shed.

Sam Blum notes that Gibson’s outing was the longest in Shed history but he wasn’t the winning pitcher with Baltimore holding Texas to four runs over the weekend.

Landry writes that Willie Calhoun got some assistance from former Dodger farmmate Alex Verdugo while working his way back from injury.

Blum writes that everything is in front of Calhoun now and the Rangers will give him a shot to sink or swim.

Jamey Newberg takes an extended look at what makes local prep SS and likely top-2 2021 MLB draft pick Jordan Lawlar tick.

In Kiley McDaniel’s updated draft rankings, Lawlar remains the top overall player by his estimation with Jack Leiter at No. 2, which is where the Rangers will pick.

Keith Law makes the case for Louisville catcher Henry Davis to enter the conversation at the top of the draft with “Buster Posey Lite” being bandied about.

Will Leitch takes a look at how each team’s biggest winter acquisition is faring thus far with David Dahl off to a slow start for Texas.

And, today my cat Meatball turns 7 years old.

Happy birthday, Meatball!

Have a nice day!