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  1. Martin Perez has drama-free spring

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- While pitchers around him were scurrying for MRIs or struggling to throw strikes, Martin Perez just kept his eyes on the strike zone. "I wanted to learn from last year and focus on getting better and getting prepared for the se...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  2. Katie Hamilton: Texas 'let us date other teams'

    Richard Durrett

    Josh Hamilton, who appeared at a news conference at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney in Anaheim on Saturday with his wife, Katie, was asked about the Texas Rangers' approach to negotiations during the 2012 season and in the offseason. The Rangers and...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  3. Koji Uehara has become weapon vs. lefties

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, never one to hide his emotions, peaked his excitement meter when Koji Uehara struck out left-handed hitting Dustin Ackley on a splitter down in the zone to end the eighth inning. Why? Becau...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  4. Stats: Josh Hamilton missing outside zone

    Richard Durrett

    Yes, that's obvious, isn't it? As the Texas Rangers prepare to take on the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a 10-game homestand tonight, they do so with an offense that is still not clicking on all cylinders. Neither is the bat of Josh Hamilton...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  5. Will injuries mean rested staff in playoffs?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There's a line from the movie Apollo 13, when the command module is ready to re-enter the atmosphere and mission control finds out there's a typhoon warning on the edge of the recovery zone. Flight director Gene Kranz, played by E...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  6. Josh Hamilton trying to kick slump, dipping

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is trying to stop two habits right now: swinging at breaking pitches way out of the strike zone and chewing tobacco. Hamilton, 31, said Monday that he's stopped dipping the past two days and ...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  7. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton trying to quit dipping, end slump

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is trying to stop two habits right now: swinging at breaking pitches way out of the strike zone and chewing tobacco.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  8. Numbers: How Yu Darvish beat the Tigers

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- ESPN Stats & Information analyzed Yu Darvish's start Thursday and compiled reasons why Darvish allowed just one run on two hits in 6 1/3 innings: * He pounded the zone. Darvish threw a season-high 63 percent of his fastballs in the stri...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  9. Texas manager gets first look at Yu Darvish

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers manager Ron Washington got his first look at Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish and was impressed with the 25-year-old's ability to keep the ball down in the zone and go about his business. Washington cautioned that it was just a 30-pitch bullpen...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  10. Holland successful without great command

    Richard Durrett

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Holland knew he didn't have his fastball command. He threw a bunch early and they kept going high in the zone. Earlier this season, or even last year, faulty command might have caused a short outing for Holland. But on Tue...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  11. Colby Lewis frustrated with strike zone

    Richard Durrett

    BOSTON -- Rangers starter Colby Lewis felt his most important at-bat in Saturday's 12-7 loss to Boston was against catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia with a runner on and no outs. Lewis had a 3-1 lead at that point and was once again working with men o...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  12. Colby Lewis struggles in the strike zone

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis didn't have much trouble finding the strike zone on Tuesday. What he didn't do was find the location in the strike zone he wanted. Despite getting ahead of hitters, Lewis wasn't able to finish them off when pitches ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  13. Lack of command hurts Colby Lewis

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers starter Colby Lewis wasn't able to throw his fastball where he wanted in Tuesday's 15-4 loss to the Angels. His fastball velocity was down slightly and he said he left too many up in the zone. The result was four runs o...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  14. Texas Rangers hitting coach Thad Bosley preaches aggressiveness i...

    Richard Durrett

    Hitting coach Thad Bosley preaches aggression in the strike zone to Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  15. Stepping out of comfort zone for Cliff Lee

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Rangers president Nolan Ryan admits that the idea of giving a free-agent pitcher a six-year contract is well past his comfort zone. But he was also in the front row at Tropicana Field when Cliff Lee shut down the Rays in ...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  16. 2010 ALCS: Texas Rangers' unflappable demeanor allows them to bou...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers' unflappable demeanor allows them to shun adversity, bounce back.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2010