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Texas Rangers lineup for June 21, 2021

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The Return of Andy Ibanez

PTexas Rangers lineup for June 21, 2021 against the Oakland A’s: starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Rangers and Frankie Montas for the A’s.

Texas looks to try to snap their latest losing streak, and will do it with a new member of the lineup, as Andy Ibanez is being called up and is starting tonight. A corresponding move hasn’t been announced, but if it is a position player being removed from...

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Texas Rangers Week 12 Recap: Losers on the Road and at Home

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Last week was bad. Maybe this series will be better.

Season record: 25-46

Week 12 record: 0-5

Series record: 7-15, 1 split

The Twins have been bad this season but the Rangers have been worse. After taking a four game series in Minnesota last month, Texas got swept this weekend. And while they weren’t necessarily totally awful games to watch, a loss is a loss and the Rangers are well on their way to a 100-loss season. Losing two games early this...

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Texas Rangers 2021 draft preview: Will Bednar

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Taking a look at Mississippi State pitcher Will Bednar, a potential 2021 Texas Rangers draft pick

The 2021 MLB Draft begins on July 11, 2021, and unlike in 2020, this will be a twenty round draft — shorter than the forty rounds the draft has been in the most recent years prior to 2020, but longer than last year’s five round version. The Rangers’ top three picks are at #2, #38, and #73.

In the coming days, we will...

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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Drop-kicking you into another week of Texas Rangers baseball

Good morning.

Randy Jennings writes about the Texas Rangers dropping another game on Sunday as the offense and starter Dane Dunning teamed up for a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Jeff Wilson writes that the results in the standings are matching up with expectations for this season but that silver linings are becoming increasingly harder to find as the losses pile up.

Kennedi Landry notes that a...

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Adam J. Morris

Minor league update for 6/20/21

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A.J. Alexy and Josh Jung continue to impress

While the major league team keeps losing, we should focus on some of the good things happening on the farm.

Such as some guys in Frisco. Cole Winn pitched the first inning in Corpus Christi, despite A.J. Alexy being announced as the starter. Winn threw seven pitches — he issued a four pitch walk, then elicited an 0-1 GIDP and a first pitch pop up to catcher — and then was done for...

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Tyson Miller, Hyeon-jong Yang outrighted to AAA

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The Texas Rangers announced that Tyson Miller has cleared waivers and been outrighted to AAA Round Rock

The Texas Rangers outrighted pitcher Tyson Miller to AAA Round Rock today, the team announced. The Rangers also outrighted pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang to AAA Round Rock on Saturday, a transaction I missed.

Miller had been designated for assignment to open up a 40 man roster spot for Shaun Anderson, who the Rangers claimed on waivers from the...

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Adam J. Morris

Thoughts on a 4-2 Rangers loss

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Twins 4, Rangers 2

Twins 4, Rangers 2

And the Rangers go winless for the week. Dane Dunning had problems right away, as has often been the case. The first four batters of the game went single-home run-single-single, meaning Dunning has now allowed 18 first innings runs this season. Dunning allowed two more runs in the third, one of which was unearned due to a Joey Gallo error. Dunning has now allowed 34 runs in odd numbered innings this year, versus...

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25-46 - Rangers disappoint their fathers with 4-2 loss as Twins sweep

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Odd innings continue to befuddle Dane Dunning in defeat

The Texas Rangers scored twice while the Minnesota Twins scored four runs.

As noted by AJM on Twitter during this contest, today’s starter Dane Dunning had allowed 31 earned runs so far this season with 30 of them coming in odd numbered innings compared to just one run allowed in even numbered innings.

In today’s game, he allowed two runs in the first inning and two runs in the third inning to...

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Game 71 Game Day Thread - Minnesota Twins @ Texas Rangers

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No one wants to sweep on Dad’s day

Minnesota Twins @ Texas Rangers

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 1:35 PM CT (105.3 The Fan / BS Southwest)

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RHP Kenta Maeda vs. RHP Dane Dunning

Today's Lineups Luis Arraez - 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa - SS Byron Buxton - CF Nate Lowe - 1B Trevor Larnach - LF Adolis Garcia - DH Nelson Cruz - DH Joey Gallo - RF Alex Kirilloff - 1B Nick Solak - 2B Jorge Polanco - 2B Eli White - CF Max Kepler - RF Brock Holt - 3B Ben...

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Kat O’Brien breaks her silence on being raped by a player

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Former FWST beat writer Kat O’Brien writes about being raped by an MLB player while doing a story in 2002

Kat O’Brien covered the Texas Rangers for a number of years for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She later went on to cover baseball for New York Newsday before leaving sports reporting.

The New York Times has an essay from her today about her experience being raped by an MLB player in 2002, when she was 22 years old, a year out of Notre...

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Adam J. Morris

Texas Rangers lineup for June 20, 2021

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Can Texas avoid being swept and having a winless week? Tune in and find out!

Texas Rangers lineup for June 20, 2021 against the Minnesota Twins: starting pitchers are Dane Dunning for the Rangers and Kenta Maeda for the Twins.

The Texas Rangers have not won a game this week. They have one last chance to get off the schneid before the baseball calendar turns over into next week. Yes, I know technically Sunday is the first day of the week, which doesn’t...

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Adam J. Morris

Sunday morning Rangers things

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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Good morning, folks...

The Texas Rangers fell to the Minnesota Twins by a score of 3-2.

John King is getting stretched out as part of an opportunity to see if he can be a starting pitching option.

Demarcus Evans is trying to slow things down and not do too much in his first extended opportunity in the majors.

Curtis Terry has been tearing up the PCL so far this year, putting him in position to potentially called up to the...

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In the midst of Pride Month, Rangers players and coaches share their thoughts on the eventual possibility of an openly gay teammate in MLB

We wind down to the final week in June, along with the end of Pride Month. 23 MLB teams held or were scheduled to hold a Pride night in 2021. The Mariners, Angels, Marlins, White Sox, Padres, Blue Jays, and of course the Rangers remain the seven that didn’t.

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Adam J. Morris

Minor league update for 6/19/21

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It’s minor league stuff on a Saturday night

Round Rock played Oklahoma City in the matchup of current and former Rangers AAA affiliates. Joe Gatto threw two shutout innings in his first AAA action of the year, and is a name to keep an eye on, as he could be in Arlington before too long. Jimmy Herget threw a shutout inning.

David Dahl went one for four with a double in his rehab appearance. Andy Ibanez had a single and a double. Curtis...

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Adam J. Morris

Thoughts on a 3-2 Rangers loss

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Twins 3, Rangers 2

Twins 3, Rangers 2

The phrase that comes to mind is “playing just well enough to lose.” Four losses this week, two in extra innings, then today’s one run loss. This will be chalked up to a young team, a team still learning how to win, a team being tested by the grind of a 162 game season, I’m sure. It’s still vexing. Want to focus on the positives? Kolby Allard and John King each pitched well. Allard was perfect through three,...

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Minor MLB Transactions: 6/19/21

The latest minor moves from around baseball… The Rangers have outrighted left-hander Hyeon-Jong Yang to Triple-A, the team announced.  Yang was designated

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25-45 - Rangers snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with 3-2 loss to Twins

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Why’d you gotta do us like that, Nellie?

The Texas Rangers scored twice but the Minnesota Twins scored thrice.

Look at that, another game where it seemed like hey maybe the Rangers would win the baseball game but then they did not.

Up 2-0 after a two-run Isiah Kiner-Falefa dinger, and with Kolby Allard having a nice day on the mound, the fun was derailed when old team legend Nelson Cruz bopped a two-run blast of his own to tie the game.

With the score...

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Game 70 Game Day Thread - Minnesota Twins @ Texas Rangers

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Maybe the Rangers will win

Minnesota Twins @ Texas Rangers

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 3:05 PM CT (105.3 The Fan / BS Southwest)

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RHP Randy Dobnak vs. LHP Kolby Allard

Today's Lineups Jorge Polanco - 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa - SS Byron Buxton - CF Nate Lowe - 1B Nelson Cruz - DH Adolis Garcia - CF Trevor Larnach - LF Joey Gallo - RF Ryan Jeffers - C Nick Solak - 2B Miguel Sano - 1B Willie Calhoun - DH Max Kepler - RF Eli White - LF Andrelton Simmons...

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Texas Rangers lineup for June 19, 2021

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The Rangers will try to win a game today

Texas Rangers lineup for June 19, 2021 against the Minnesota Twins: starting pitchers are Kolby Allard for the Rangers and Randy Dobnak for the Twins.

Your Texas Rangers will make their best efforts today to try to win a baseball game against the Twinkies of Minny-soda. Jonah Heim is catching and the Culb is at third base, so that’s interesting.

The lineup:

IKF — SS

Lowe — 1B

Garcia — CF

Gallo — RF

Solak —...

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Adam J. Morris

Thoughts on a 7-5 Rangers loss

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Twins 7, Rangers 5

Twins 7, Rangers 5

That was a disappointing loss. Again, as has been the theme for much of this season, its a loss that would have been much more upsetting if this was a team that was actually supposed to be good, or that had a chance of contending. This is one of those games where, in that scenario, I’d be fretting how this was one of those games that could be the difference at the end of the year, a winnable game slipping...

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