I don't always listen to Kanye West, but when I do, I enjoy listening to this song:
● Drew Davison talks about the fastball that got away from Mark Lowe during the 10th inning yesterday, leading to a walk-off loss in a game which the Rangers had done a masterful job of rallying back in. Before yesterday's nasty finish, Mark Lowe had led the Rangers' bullpen in win probability added this season, which doesn't necessarily mean that he was the correct play over Neftali Feliz, but stands out as an interesting tidbit nevertheless. Derek Holland allowed four runs yesterday in 6.2 innings, but whiffed nine Rays batters and did an admirable job of fighting back after a rough start. Ian Kinsler, meanwhile, is the first player in major league history to hit seven home runs in the first seven days of September.
● Nolan Ryan was on with Galloway and Company yesterday, and, among other things, speculated that Colby Lewis was being inhibited by hip problems (an especially interesting bit of speculation, I think), talked about the strength of the Rangers' three lefty starts, and stated that he believes Mitch Moreland's struggles this year are a function of him going through an obligatory adjustment period.
● SI.com's Jon Heyman suggests that the Rangers appear to be a potential landing spot for a first baseman, among a few other teams (a suggestion embedded in a passage on the fading likelihood of Albert Pujols remaining in St. Louis), and says that though C.J. Wilson was initially seeking a deal comparable to those which John Lackey and A.J. Burnett pulled down (five years, $82.5 million), he's now in line to secure much more than that. Additionally, there are said to be some who could see Wilson wanting to return to his native southern California (a statement pretty high on the vagueness scale), and the Angels represent a "threat" to Wilson returning to Texas next season.
● Or Moyal has a piece up on WFAA.com discussing the virtues of Ian Kinsler. Jamey's latest over at MLB.com takes an in-depth look at Cody Buckel. Ian Kinsler is baffled as to why people are only now noticing his defense. Nelson Cruz ran sprints at 60-70 percent yesterday. Ron Washington is thrilled with the Derek Holland/Mike Napoli battery.