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  1. Ron Washington: 'We will move forward'

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington said he'll never forget Game 6 of the World Series, his team twice one strike, one out removed from winning the franchise's first championship. "I don't think you can ever forget it, but I do know that with all m...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  2. Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington: Neftali Feliz wasn't mental...

    Jeff Caplan

    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, speaking for the first time since a gut-wrenching World Series loss, divulged Wednesday that closer Neftali Feliz was in no condition mentally to return for the 10th inning of Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2011
  3. Bullpen wrap: Shell-shocked and down

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Alexi Ogando had no chance. Neftali Feliz lived on the edge again and this time paid a heavy price. Darren Oliver got tagged, Scott Feldman couldn't get a third strike or third out to end it in the 10th and Mark Lowe was one and done in ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  4. Unsung hero: The pinch-hitting pitcher

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- It's not unusual for a National League pitcher to be asked to lay down a bunt. It is unusual to get the call as an emergency pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 10th inning and trailing by two runs in a do-or-die World Series game. Card...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  5. Arthur Rhodes: Cards have pen edge

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Arthur Rhodes pitched half-a-season for the Texas Rangers. When they waived him to make room for two bullpen acquisitions -- Mike Adams and Koji Uehara -- at the deadline, he thought a last World Series chance might be gone, too. But,...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  6. Foul: Tommy Hunter makes early exit

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Unfortunately for young Texas Rangers starter Tommy Hunter, his most joyous moments this postseason amounted to twice dousing TBS sideline reporter Craig Sager with exploding beer. Otherwise, it's been a disappointing playoff ru...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  7. Darren O'Day gives up 2nd HR to 1st batter

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After Darren O'Day got Buster Posey to ground out in Game 3, the Texas Rangers' reliever acknowleged that the San Francisco Giants' rookie catcher is a pretty darn good hitter and that he'll surely face him again. For O'Day, Ga...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  8. Alexi Ogando injured, leaves game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando had to leave the game with an injury with two outs in the top of the sixth with a left oblique strain. He retired all five batters he faced. Darren Oliver came in and got Juan Uribe to pop up in fo...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  9. Bullpen averts crisis, seals it for Lewis

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The count went from 0-and-2 all the way to 3-and-2 and an all-time Rangers Ballpark record crowd of 52,419 rose as one, sweating a tidal wave of nervous energy that could have swept sidewinder Darren O'Day into early retirement. ...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  10. Frank Francisco deals with helpless feeling

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- These are difficult days for injured reliever Frank Francisco. The Texas Rangers' dependable, eighth-inning setup man has watched these playoffs from the dugout and he's celebrated in the clubhouse with his teammates. But, when...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  11. Blister, bullpen ruin C.J. Wilson's night

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- C.J. Wilson deserved better. On a night when the lefty came to deal on the heels of Cliff Lee's surprising Game 1 tumble, a ruptured blister on his middle finger, an impotent offense and an imploding Texas Rangers bullpen turned a Ga...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  12. Bloody blister ends C.J. Wilson's strong start

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A blister on C.J. Wilson's left middle finger ruptured during a 10-pitch duel with San Francisco Giants hitter Cody Ross, forcing him out of the game in the seventh inning trailing, 1-0. "My finger ripped open," Wilson said of a b...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  13. Giants bust it open in disastrous 8th, 9-0

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Texas Rangers bullpen is having an awful World Series. The Giants broke open a 2-0 game with a seven-run, two-out rally. Four consecutive walks, three by Derek Holland to score one run and then another bases-loaded walk by Mark L...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  14. C.J. Wilson leaves; Giants add a run, 2-0

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain got a significant bonus run in the bottom of the seventh after C.J. Wilson left the game with a blister on his finger. Wilson walke Cody Ross to lead off the inning. Pitching coach Mike Maddu...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  15. Neftali Feliz ready to go in pressure spot

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz hasn't had a save opportunity yet in the playoffs, but the San Francisco Giants live by the one-run game. Seven of their 10 postseason games have either been or lost or won by one run. "I'm not s...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  16. Michael Kirkman ready to do it again

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers rookie reliever Michael Kirkman got his postseason legs under him in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. He didn't allow a run in two innings, giving up one hit, but also two walks while throwing more pitches than he would hav...

    Blog | October 22, 2010