Good morning. The Texas Rangers are 9-5 against the AL East and have won four games otherwise. The only East team they have played that they haven’t won a series against is the Baltimore Orioles. So, yeah, baseball.
Daniel Guerrero writes that it was former Red Sock Brock Holt that delivered the game-winning hit against his old team for the Rangers in a 5-3 series-clinching win on Sunday.
Stefan Stevenson notes that Texas native Holt was rewarded with the clubhouse Player of the Game cowboy hat for his effort.
Kevin Sherrington is bullish on Willie Calhoun’s bounceback attempt but bearish on Joey Gallo.
Levi Weaver writes that the positive series over the weekend (I’d like to point out that the only time that they lost was when they were wearing those gas-station-with-a-Long-John Silver’s-attached-to-it looking hats on Friday) shows that the rebuild is taking baby steps.
Guerrero notes that Kohei Arihara is dealing with a finger issue so Hyeon-Jong Yang will make his first career big league start for the Rangers on Wednesday in Minnesota.
Jayson Stark looks at the shape of baseball after a month into the 2021 season including Gallo having a weird one.
And, Will Leitch names an MVP for each team through the season’s first month with Nick Solak claiming the accolades for Texas.
Have a good day!