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  1. Teammates quick to support Nelson Cruz

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The day started quietly with Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington hitting ground balls to good friend and Los Angeles Angels first-base coach Alfredo Griffin with fewer than 100 people in the stadium. It continued when slugger N...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  2. Tanner Scheppers gets first save

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan, the Rangers closer, had pitched three consecutive days, and setup man Mike Adams had pitched in four of the last five games. It left manager Ron Washington and pitching coach Mike Maddux with an issue. Who closes ou...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Athletics 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to four games with a four-run rally in the eighth inning for a 4-3 victory Friday night. The Rangers trailed 2-0 until the eighth when they exploded with a three-run triple by Craig ...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  4. Buzz: Bullpen getting extra work

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With injuries to three starting pitchers, the Rangers bullpen has gotten extra work. The Rangers are without Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis. And relief pitchers Alexi Ogando and Koji Uehara are also on the disabled l...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  5. Buzz: Bullpen availability is an issue

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After a 13 inning victory Saturday afternoon, the Rangers bullpen was taxed. Manager Ron Washington used six relievers, including Koji Uehara for two innings and Robbie Ross for 40 pitches in 1 2/3 innings. So just who is avail...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Astros 6, Rangers 5

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers blew an early four-run lead and had a rally fall just a run short in a 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Lefty Derek Holland, in his first starting appearance in eight days, had a fo...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  7. Mike Adams has respiratory infection

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Rangers reliever Mike Adams most likely won't be available for Saturday's game against the Astros because he's still recovering from a respiratory infection. Adams said he went to an urgent care clinic Friday afternoon to get a X-ray an...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  8. Buzz: Wash has sit-down with Neftali Feliz

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Rangers manager Ron Washington had a Nino Brown-like conversation with starter Neftali Feliz on Friday night. Feliz gave up just one run but labored the though the outing, throwing 101 pitches and walking five in 4 2/3 innings before ge...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  9. Joe Nathan takes charge

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Joe Nathan couldn't remember the last time he's pitched in five consecutive games, but the Texas Rangers closer said he would do so if asked. Friday night, Nathan earned his ninth save of the season in the Rangers' 4-1 victory over the ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Astros 1

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON --The Texas Rangers got a gutty and sloppy pitching effort from Neftali Feliz and some timely hitting to beat the Houston Astros, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Silver Boot series at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. How it happened: It wasn't the ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  11. Buzz: Joe Nathan will close and Michael Young won't sit

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan has pitched the last three games and is most likely available for Friday night's game at the Houston Astros. Nathan has gone three innings over the last three games with five strikeouts, posting a 0.71 ER...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  12. Ron Washington not concerned with Joe Nathan

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After just six games, closer Joe Nathan has a loss and a blown save on his ledger for the Texas Rangers. Nathan had a terrible ninth inning Wednesday night, allowing three runs in blowing a two-run lead in a 4-3 loss to the Sea...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  13. Colby Lewis pitches well but doesn't get a win

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was a hard no-decision for Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis to take on Wednesday night. Lewis, in his second start of the season, shut out the Seattle Mariners over 6 2/3 innings, striking out six on 109 pitches. He left wi...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 4, Rangers 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers will say it's not a crisis, but closer Joe Nathan blew a save, his first of the young season, as the Mariners rallied for three runs in the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. It's the second time thi...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  15. Pregame buzz: Ian Kinsler is the DH

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- An expected long day at the ballpark started with Ian Kinsler's news conference announcing his five-year contract extension and continued with manager Ron Washington's lineup. Kinsler will be the DH in Game 3 of this four-game ser...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  16. Joe Nathan might not go more than one inning

    Calvin Watkins

    FRISCO, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' 37-year old closer isn't going to be limited in what he does in 2012, but one thing manager Ron Washington doesn't want to do is make Joe Nathan go more than one inning. Nathan didn't pitch more than one inning ...

    Blog | April 05, 2012