Stock Report: Murphy up; Holland down
David Murphy: Murphy has come alive batting second in the lineup, going 5-for-18 in five starts. His two-run home run in the first inning Wednesday sparked a three-run inning in the Rangers' 3-1 win. Murphy also hit a key three-run homer against Detroit on Sunday.
Leonys Martin: Martin has a seven-game hitting streak as he gets more comfortable every game. He has eight hits in his last 21 at-bats and five steals in the last seven games.
Nelson Cruz: Cruz isn't slumping, but he's not dominating either. He has grounded into three double-plays in the last six games.
Joseph Ortiz: The Rangers will let Ortiz figure things out at the big league level. He had three walks Monday against Oakland after walking only two in the previous 16 games. Ortiz has allowed runs in seven of his 17 outings.
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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.