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  1. Neftali Feliz will try to forget blown save

    Jeff Caplan

    The last image of Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz in 2011 is of the thick-chested right-hander walking off the mound, head down, on a slow and painful journey to the dugout, understanding that he had failed to nail down the most important save of ...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  2. Cards take 6-2 lead into eighth

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Another Texas walk and an infield single lead to another run for the Cardinals, who now lead 6-2 and are six outs away from capturing the World Series. Rangers reliever Mike Adams walked David Freese after Lance Berkman legged out an ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  3. Runs keep coming, Cards tie it at 2

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals dinged Matt Harrison in the bottom of the first for two runs on another big hit from David Freese. His two-out, full-count double to the left-center field gap scored Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman for a 2-2 tie in Game 7. ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  4. Matt Harrison prepares for last stand

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Just like every player in the Texas Rangers dugout, Matt Harrison was ready to party. Yet, through the wild ups and downs of the final few innings of Game 6, no other player carried the emotional burden of being the potential Game 7 star...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Rangers return favor, Cards tie it at 3

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The Rangers returned the favor in the bottom of the fourth as two misplays led to the Cardinals tying Game 6 in the bottom of the third inning, 3-3. Lance Berkman reached when first base umpire Jerry Layne ruled Colby Lewis' foot left...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  7. Lance Berkman homers Cards to 2-1 lead

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals wasted little time getting on the scoreboard and taking the lead in this do-or-die game for St. Louis. Lance Berkman, batting cleanup after Albert Pujols, crushed a home run to the opposite field with a runner on and the Ca...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  8. Bullpen wrap: Evolution of Neftali Feliz

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Neftali Feliz has this impulsive little knack for having to rescue himself before saving the game. If the strong-armed closer had the Texas Rangers faithful biting their nails in the ninth inning of Game 4 (a non-save situation...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. Keeping his pitches and pitch count low

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Harrison is no different than Derek Holland or even C.J. Wilson for that matter. When he fails to keep his pitches down, he falls behind in the count and into trouble. And, unfortunately for Harrison, that's been the case ...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  10. Lance Berkman: No grudges for natives

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Not to rehash the whole Lance Berkman-C.J. Wilson narrative, but this is Berkman's first game in Texas since he made comments way back in January on a Houston radio station saying that the Rangers would become an average team with...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  11. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers expect bats to wake up at home...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers expect their bats to wake up with the Series shifting to Arlington.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  12. Unsung hero: Mike Adams' sigh of relief

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Between Alexi Ogando's second consecutive blown opportunity and Neftali Feliz's sudden save job, there was Mike Adams' wild ride in the eighth. Acquired for just this pressurized, late-game situation, Adams made his club hold its brea...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  13. Air clear between Lance Berkman, C.J. Wilson

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- When Lance Berkman fired a shot at the Rangers in January, didn't we all just know it would come to this: St. Louis and Texas battling it out in the World Series? Of course we did. OK, first for the background. Berkman was a gue...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  14. Will DH ultimately bore Michael Young?

    Jeff Caplan

    Since it became evident that the Texas Rangers were hot on the free-agent trail of nifty-fielding third baseman Adrian Beltre, and that to make it happen Michael Young would have to agree to move to designated hitter with a fielding role described as...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  15. Long path leads Colby Lewis to Series

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis' twisted and too often tormented path in and out of the big leagues and back again is practically unfathomable. On Friday night, with red, white and blue confetti raining down on the American League champion Texas Rang...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  16. Yankees Game 6 lineup: lefty heavy

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Between their switch-hitters and natural lefties, the New York Yankees throw six left-handed hitters at Texas Rangers righty Colby Lewis. Of course, of those big lefty sticks won't be in the lineup. First baseman Mark Teixeira is ...

    Blog | October 22, 2010