A badly needed off day. 182 comments

The Rangers bullpen, like most of us, is over taxed.

The Rangers bullpen, like most of us, could use a day off.

The Rangers bullpen, unlike most of us, gets today off. That actually might be the best thing for the psyche of the fans as well.

The one thing about the Rangers bullpen is, it’s best in short stints.

Unfortunately, Yovani Gallardo was asked to go only five innings on Sunday. So the Rangers bullpen was asked to go four. That is a lot to ask from this bullpen.

Extra innings is asking way too much.



Perhaps we will see Jake Smolinksi back at the Ballpark on Tuesday. He was claimed off waivers by Oakland.

Adrian Beltre is still unable to grip a bat. Progress has been called slow.

Josh Hamilton is expected to start a rehab assignment by the end of the week. Not trying to be cute, but it’s good to use the term rehab and Josh Hamilton in the same sentence when all it deals with is getting back into shape in the minor leagues.