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  1. How can Yu Darvish improve in 2014?

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It might be a bit of folly, asking how a guy who finished runner-up in the AL Cy Young balloting and came within one out of a perfect game can improve on the mound in 2014. But the reality is Darvish can improve. He knows it and so...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. Texas Rangers sign Daniel Bard, Armando Galarraga

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers on Tuesday signed reliever Daniel Bard and added right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga on a minor-league deal.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 2, Houston 1

    Richard Durrett

    After coming within one out of a perfect game against Houston in the second game of this season (and having that ruined by Marwin Gonzalez's single up the middle), Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the eighth inning only to have it (and the shutout bi...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  4. Numbers: How Yu Darvish beat the Royals

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information put together a look at how Yu Darvish beat the Kansas City Royals yesterday, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning. Here's how he got it done: * Darvish threw his cutter to Royals lefties (20 of 27 cutters), generati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  5. Q&A with Joe Wieland on his no-hitter

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers' 21-year-old RHP Joe Wieland threw a no-hitter on Friday for Double-A Frisco. It was his first no-hitter of any kind since tossing a 5-inning perfect game for his junior varsity team when he was a freshman in high school. (His team won after ...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  6. Glance at Francisco Liriano's no-hit bid

    Richard Durrett

    Francisco Liriano took a perfect game into the seventh and a no-hitter into the eighth. Nolan Ryan (1973) was the last pitcher to have two no-hitters in the same regular season (Roy Halladay had two no-hitters in 2010, but one was in the postseason)....

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  7. A look at the Rangers' bullpen numbers

    Richard Durrett

    When Matt Harrison exited the game on Sunday, the Rangers were in the midst of being no-hit (actually, Francisco Liriano had a perfect game at that point) and it was a 1-0 game. But Mark Lowe came in after Harrison's injury (has bruised triceps af...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  8. Error ends perfect game, no-hitter intact

    Richard Durrett

    Elvis Andrus' chopper down the third-base line was not fielded cleanly by Luke Hughes with one out in the seventh. Andrus went to second as the ball got away from Hughes and the play was scored an error. Francisco Lirano got out of the inning afte...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  9. Francisco Liriano perfect through six innings

    Richard Durrett

    Minnesota pitcher Francisco Liriano has a perfect game through six innings against the Rangers, and the Twins lead it 1-0 (on a run scored in the first). Liriano, as you may remember, threw a no-hitter on May 3 in a 1-0 win over the White Sox. ...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  10. Eric Nadel: An important life lesson

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers play-by-play voice Eric Nadel sent this letter to publications, including, about the lessons learned from the umpiring mistake made by Jim Joyce last week. Given the unfortunate end to Armando Galarraga's perfect game on Wedne...

    Blog | June 06, 2010
  11. Ryan doesn't want to expand replays

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON -- Rangers president Nolan Ryan was disappointed that a blown call cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game earlier this week. "I felt really bad for him," Ryan said. "That's a monumental game. And the timing of it was tough." But Ryan d...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  12. Umpire, Tigers handle postgame with class

    Richard Durrett

    Once I saw the blown call by Jim Joyce that ruined Armando Galarraga's perfect game bid on Tuesday, I immediately wondered how the Tigers and Joyce would handle it once the players left the field. And they handled it with class. Galarraga, who sta...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  13. Oakland's Braden throws perfect game

    Richard Durrett

    Oakland lefty Dallas Braden, who played at Texas Tech, just completed a perfect game against the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays (yes, the same Rays that White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game against last season). Congrats to Braden. ...

    Blog | May 09, 2010
  14. Rapid Reaction: Stars 4, Ducks 2

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- The home team remains perfect in this first-round series as the Dallas Stars tie the series up with a 4-2 win in Game 4. Some quick thoughts: How it happened: Dallas controlled the final 40 minutes, scoring four unanswered goals -- two i...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  15. Numbers: Some other near perfect games

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Simon, a stats guru at ESPN Stats & Information, passes along this list of those in the past 25 seasons that have had perfect games broken up with two outs in the ninth inning. Yu Darvish was the fifth. Here are the other four: Armando...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  16. Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. Angels

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers are in Anaheim to face the Angels, so it's the perfect time for a late-night chat. The room is now open for you to post some early questions and participate in polls. We'll start chatting around first pitch. The game is at 9:05 p.m....

    Blog | September 18, 2012