Stock Report: Adrian Beltre up, Scott Feldman down
Matt Harrison: He continues to make his case for All-Star Game inclusion and has one more chance to do that tonight. At this point, he deserves to get the nod and if the players don't put him in, manager Ron Washington should.
Ian Kinsler: He's hitting .323 the last week with five extra-base hits and six runs scored. Kinsler is the spark that makes the offense go and it's not a coincidence that this club is hitting the ball better just as Kinsler is heating up.
Josh Hamilton: I think it's a great time to buy stock in Hamilton because while it's down for the week, he's showing signs of patience at the plate and getting things together. Still, when you hit just .185 in the last seven games, you're on the "stock down" list.
Heat: The temperatures are getting oppressive out there and that can have a cumulative effect. Yes, the Rangers are used to it. But do you ever get used to playing three-plus hour baseball games in 100-degree heat?
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Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.