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Adam J. Morris

Thoughts on a 6-5 Rangers loss

A’s 6, Rangers 5

A’s 6, Rangers 5

I’m not sure what else I should have expected from a trip to Oakland. The fact that the A’s seems to be the Rangers’ new nemesis, trips to the Bay Area guarantees of a losing streak, feels almost inescapable at this point. There’s Khris Davis, of course, whose destruction of Ranger pitching is legendary, but not Matt Chapman seems to be getting on that level against Texas, and Stephen Piscotty is doing the same, and games in Oakland all just...

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Adam J. Morris

Wei-Chieh Huang sent down after Wednesday’s game

Ranger reliever Wei-Chieh Huang has been optioned to AA Frisco

Texas Rangers transactions: Wei-Chieh Huang, the righthanded reliever who was called up yesterday when Drew Smyly went to the injured list, has been optioned to AA Frisco, the Rangers have announced. A corresponding move to fill the empty 25 man roster spot will be announced tomorrow, John Blake initially stated, though he has sinceTaylor Hearn is slated to be promoted to start tomorrow’s game. So why aren’t the Rangers...

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Rangers rebuild accelerates with call-up of DFW native Taylor Hearn

Despite being being swept in a three game series in Oakland to start a road trip, the Texas Rangers can still feel good about their 12-11 start.  Good feelings aside, the starting pitching situation has been less than idea with a slow start by Shelby Miller and injuries taking away Edinson Volquez likely for the […]

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Adam J. Morris

12-11 — Rangers can’t get out of Oakland fast enough, fall 6-5

This was a game that the Rangers lost

Mid-week series in Oakland never seem to go well, and mid-week day games in Oakland seem to go especially unwell.

Thus we have today’s game, where Kyle Dowdy started in place of Drew Smyly, made it three innings with limited damage, turned things over to Jesse Chavez, who could only go a couple of innings, thus leading Chris Woodward to use tomorrow’s starter, Adrian Sampson, out of the pen.

That means tomorrow’s starter in Seattle is now TBD,...

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Tepid Participation

Taylor Hearn Promoted to the Rangers

Royce City’s own, is a big leaguer.

Taylor Hearn is a big leaguer. Dude status: revoked. For those unfamiliar with this weird parlance, “dude” is a term I co-opted from actual scouts and I use it to describe someone I think will play in the big leagues one day. Once that fella appears in a big league uniform for a regular season game, their dude status is permanently revoked and they’ll forever be seen in my eyes as a big leaguer. They made it. I don’t care how long they stay up,...

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ghostofErikThompson

Game 23 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

Good thing it’s impossible for the Rangers to lose at Oakland Coliseum

Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:37 PM CT

Oakland Coliseum

RHP Kyle Dowdy vs. RHP Aaron Brooks

Today's Lineups Shin-Soo Choo - LF Marcus Semien - SS Danny Santana - 2B Matt Chapman - 3B Joey Gallo - DH Stephen Piscotty - RF Nomar Mazara - RF Khris Davis - DH Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Chad Pinder - LF Logan Forsythe - SS Mark Canha - 1B Patrick Wisdom - 1B Jurickson Profar - 2B Jeff Mathis -...

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Adam J. Morris

Gio, Brewers agree on one year deal

The Brewers and free agent lefthander Gio Gonzalez have agreed on a one year major league deal

Gio Gonzalez, subject of MLB rumors of late, and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one year, $2.3 million major league contract (which, pro-rated, means he’s getting $2 million), plus another $2 million in performance bonuses, per multiple reports.

Gonzalez, 33, had signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees this spring that had him getting $3.5 million when added to the major...

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Adam J. Morris

Texas Rangers lineup for April 24, 2019: Kyle Dowdy starts

Rule 5 pick Kyle Dowdy makes his first major league start for the Rangers today against Oakland

Texas Rangers lineup for April 24, 2019 against the Oakland A’s: Starting pitchers are Kyle Dowdy for the Rangers and Aaron Brooks for Oakland.

With Drew Smyly, today’s originally scheduled starter, on the injured list, Rule 5 pick Kyle Dowdy will make his first major league start. Elvis Andrus is getting a day off, and Joey Gallo gets a partial day off with DH duties. Texas is looking to...

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Adam J. Morris

Rougned Odor, Ronald Guzman, and the pending roster crunch

Rougned Odor should be back this weekend, with Ronald Guzman returning next week, which will mean the Rangers will have a roster decision to make

The Texas Rangers have some relatively good news on the injury front — Rougned Odor is starting a rehab assignment today, and appears likely to be back on the active roster at some point in the Seattle series, while Ronald Guzman looks like he should be ready to be activated at some point next week.

However, once both players are ready to go, the...

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benmor78

Wednesday Morning Links

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Rougned Odor is on his way to Iowa to join Triple A Nashville on a rehab stint, with the hopes that we can be saying “he’s no Danny Santana” as early as Friday.

Chris Martin had to figure out how to manage his diabetes on top of everything else players learn in the minor leagues. Spoiler alert: the secret is Fight Milk.

The Rangers are continuing their years’ long trend of hitting at home but not on the road.

Drew Smyly is experiencing nerve tightness and will miss...

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ghostofErikThompson

12-10 - Coliseum remains unkind as Rangers lose 11-5 to Athletics

To think the Rangers actually led TWICE in this one

I came down with some kind of gnarly flu today and the baseball gods rewarded me with a Lance Lynn start in Oakland. I feel like the Rangers played.

Player of the Game: Whichever mayor figures out a way to pry the A’s away from that cursed cathedral of misery.

Up Next: The Rangers get to be done playing in that hell hole for a little while after tomorrow. Someone will start the game for Texas in Drew Smyly’s stead while the Athletics...

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Adam J. Morris

Phillips is human, Yerry rolls, Clase debuts

Tyler Phillips gave up his first runs of the season, and Yerry Rodriguez continues to handle the Sally League

The Rangers had a couple of interesting pitching prospects who have gotten off to great starts going in A ball tonight, with Tyler Phillips pitching for Down East and Yerry Rodriguez going for Hickory.

Phillips had thrown 19 scoreless innings to start the season coming into today, and after four innings tonight, I tweeted that he was at 23 straight scoreless innings to begin the...

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ghostofErikThompson

Game 22 Game Day Thread - Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

Oakland Coliseum: Shit happens

Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:07 PM CT

Oakland Coliseum

RHP Lance Lynn vs. RHP Frankie Montas

Today's Lineups Shin-Soo Choo - LF Robbie Grossman - LF Danny Santana - 2B Marcus Semien - SS Elvis Andrus - SS Matt Chapman - 3B Nomar Mazara - RF Khris Davis - DH Joey Gallo - CF Stephen Piscotty - RF Hunter Pence - DH Kendrys Morales - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Chad Pinder - 2B Logan Forsythe - 1B Ramon Laureano - CF Isiah...

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Adam J. Morris

Texas Rangers lineup for April 23, 2019

The Rangers have Elvis Andrus back in the lineup after he left due to a hand injury yesterday

Texas Rangers lineup for April 23, 2019: starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for the Rangers and Frankie Montas for Oakland.

The Rangers look to bounce back from yesterday’s loss, and Elvis Andrus, who was hit in the hand with a pitch in the first and who was pulled in the seventh, is back at shortstop.

The lineup:

Choo — LF

Santana — 2B

Elvis — SS

Mazara — RF

Gallo —CF

Pence —...

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Adam J. Morris

Emmanuel Clase promoted to Frisco

The Rangers have promoted 21 year old right handed reliever Emmanuel Clase to AA Frisco

The Texas Rangers have promoted Emmanuel Clase to AA Frisco from high-A Down East, it was announced today.

Clase is a 21 year old righthanded relief pitcher who, a year ago, was in the Padres extended spring training and on a list of players the Rangers could choose from in selecting a player to be named later in the Brett Nicholas deal. Clase was picked by the Rangers and went to Spokane when the...

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Adam J. Morris

Drew Smyly to the injured list, Wei-Chieh Huang up

The Rangers have put Drew Smyly on the i.l. with nerve irritation in his left arm

The Texas Rangers have placed lefthanded pitcher Drew Smyly on the injured list with nerve irritation in his left arm. To take his place on the active roster, the Rangers have called up righthanded reliever Wei-Chieh Huang.

This is troubling news on Smyly, who was scheduled to start tomorrow. We shall see if the Rangers have someone replace Huang tomorrow and make the start, or if the Rangers decide to do a...

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Adam J. Morris

Fangraphs mock draft has Texas taking a pitcher

Fangraphs sees the Rangers going below slot with their top pick in their first mock draft of 2019

2019 MLB Mock Draft: Fangraphs has their first mock draft for 2019 out, and they identify the Texas Rangers, at #8, as being “the toughest club to peg” in the top 10. They mock West Virginia righthanded pitcher Alek Manoah to Texas, indicating that they expect the Rangers to go below slot at #8 and then use the savings to go overslot later.

Manoah is #11 on the Fangraphs draft rankings,...

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KevinWC

An Underlying Problem for Nomar Mazara

Taking an even closer look at what could be keeping Mazara from improving his O-Swing and GB rate

At this point we’re all familiar with Mazara’s struggles and the data beneath the surface of his stat-line, after all I’ve written about it before. The known quantities have been talked about to death. He continues to struggle with his O-swing rates, so far posting an O-swing right along his career averages. His ground ball rate has dropped and overall his batted ball data looks better...

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ghostofErikThompson

Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Go Stars!

Good morning.

Jeff Wilson writes that aside from an uncharacteristically boring loss by Rangers, the big concern from last night was Elvis Andrus’ health after getting hit by a pitch.

Evan Grant notes that Elvis and the Rangers dodged a baseball-as-bullet with Elvis coming out of the game with merely a contusion and no broken bones.

Wilson’s Reactions cover the 6-1 loss against Oakland but also Joey Gallo’s growth so far this season.

Grant notes that thanks to the power of...

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Adam J. Morris

Thoughts on a 6-1 Rangers loss

A’s 6, Rangers 1

A’s 6, Rangers 1

I feel like there are an inordinate amount of “blah” games that occur in Oakland. Unmemorable, generic, low-scoring losses that fade from memory before the post-game show is even over. This game fits the bill. Mike Minor pitched okay today — not great, but in 6 innings of work, he allowed just 4 hits and 3 walks. Unfortunately for him, one of the hits was a home run, two of the hits were a double followed by a single, which set up a run-scoring...

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