The Rangers had an eventful week with two walk-off victories and they avoided getting swept by the Los Angeles Angels.
Bullpen: Relievers Shawn Tolleson, Neal Cotts and Neftali Feliz worked two scoreless innings in Sunday's victory over the Angels. In the three game series against the Angles, the Rangers bullpen gave up just one run over eight innings and has a 0.40 ERA over the last six games.
Leonys Martin: The starting center fielder is surging. After an 0-for-12 stretch, Martin went 10-for-21 the last six games. In the just completed seven-game homestand, Martin hit .417 and picked up his first career four-hit game Tuesday against Tampa Bay. While he's not hitting against left-handed starters, Martin is improving.
Adam Rosales: A nice week for the backup first baseman as he helped the Rangers to two walk-off wins. He drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 14th inning in a win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday and he got a single in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Angels on Sunday. Rosales reached base three times Sunday.
Yu Darvish: The ace went on the disabled list with mild inflammation in his right elbow Wednesday. Darvish could have pitched through the discomfort but doesn't want to risk his future. The Rangers don't have plans to shut down his season but are monitoring his progress. He is expected to return Aug. 25 at Seattle.
Alex Rios: He's playing through a sprained ankle and you wonder if that's bothering him at home plate. He's in a 1-for-21 spell with just two RBIs. He ended an 0-for-16 drought with a single Saturday night and his slash line, .285/.314/.401, should be much better considering what he's done in the past.
J.P. Arencibia: A tough stretch for the starting first baseman. He finished the homestand 1-for-13 and snapped an 0-for-19 stretch with an RBI single Saturday. He did the team a solid by pitching a scoreless ninth in relief Wednesday night. But his once-hot bat is now cold.