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  1. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Rockies 1

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt's Rangers debut went remarkably well. Oswalt had more success against the Colorado Rockies than he did any of the four minor league teams he faced over the last month while getting ready to join the Rangers. He allow...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  2. Sizzling Mitch Moreland left out again

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With all due respect to Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz, the hottest hitter in the Texas Rangers' lineup isn't a household name. It's a dude who bats at the bottom of the order and doesn't face lefties, as long as his manager can...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  3. Lineup: Mike Napoli out again

    Tim MacMahon

    Mike Napoli needed more than a day to get over his stomach bug. He's out of the lineup for the second straight day. A look at the Rangers' lineup that will face Toronto's Henderson Alvarez this afternoon: 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus CF Jos...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  4. Lineups: Mike Napoli (sick) is scratched

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Napoli was scratched from Friday's lineup because of what the team hopes is a 24-hour bug. "He tried to move around and do something, but it's not necessary for me to run him out there," manager Ron Washington said. "We'll...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  5. Wash's Wisdom: Resting two regulars?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Don't hold your breath waiting for Ron Washington to express regret for resting two regulars in each loss to the Royals. Washington certainly didn't second-guess himself after keeping Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli out of the lineu...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Royals 3, Rangers 1

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers' bats were flat with two of their top hitters sitting on the bench. Manager Ron Washington opted to give Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli a night off, and their teammates managed only one run on seven hits. Napoli w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  7. Lineups: Ian Kinsler, Mike Napoli get day off

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Lefty Bruce Chen is on the mound for the Royals, but manager Ron Washington still opted to keep a couple of his big right-handed bats out of the lineup. Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli are getting the day off. "They need it," Washin...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  8. Dose of Darvish: Mike Napoli is Yu's homeboy

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Napoli had to make a quick trip to the mound early in Tuesday night's game, which tends to happen with a new pitcher throws more pitches than his catcher has bare fingers, and there are cultural and language barriers to boot....

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Buzz: Scott Feldman will make spot start Wednesday

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have the luxury of bringing a former 17-game winner out of the bullpen to make a spot start. After strongly hinting for several days that Scott Feldman would start Wednesday against the Yankees, manager Ron Washingt...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  10. Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli posts dangerous storm from dugout

    Tim MacMahon

    Amid tornadoes touching down in North Texas, Rangers players preparing for Tuesday night's exhibition game against the Mexico City Diablos Rojos, got a close up look at the dangerous storms from the dugout.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  11. Defensive difference: Mike Napoli's gun

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Napoli has had a historic World Series, joining Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle as the only men with four multi-RBI games in the same Fall Classic. He's made quite an impact behind the plate, too. The Cardinals have managed ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  12. Rangers take lead on Mike Napoli's double

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Year of the Napoli, as Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called it, keeps on rolling. Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli delivered a two-run, go-ahead double in the bottom of the eight inning. Cardinals manager Tony LaRus...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  13. Adrian Beltre ties it up with one-knee HR

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The score of Game 5 after six innings is the same as the series. All tied up, 2-2. Adrian Beltre tied the score by driving a ball over the left-field fence despite dropping to one knee on the swing. The 388-foot homer off Ca...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  14. Fate frowned on Matt Harrison

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers manager Ron Washington felt sympathy for his Game 3 starting pitcher. Matt Harrison's failure to get out of the fourth inning certainly wasn't all his fault. A blown call by first base umpire Ron Kulpa and a bad throw by...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  15. Ump's blown call leads to Cards' big inning

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Umpire Ron Kulpa's call at first base was bad, and then it got worse for the Rangers in the fourth inning. The Rangers should have had a double play, but Kulpa didn't see first baseman Mike Napoli tag St. Louis' Matt Holliday wh...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  16. How much will Mike Napoli play catcher?

    Tim MacMahon

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers traded for Mike Napoli because they needed another right-handed bat. To get Napoli in the lineup on a fairly regular basis, he'll probably have to be a capable catcher. That's a challenge for a guy who also plays fir...

    Blog | March 22, 2011