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There’s beauty in watching Adrian Beltre add to his Hall of Fame stats.


An in-depth recap of the 2017 Texas Rangers baseball season so far.

Pleasant surprises:
Andrew Cashner
Joey Gallo
Elvis Andrus
Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Alex Claudio
Robinson Chirinos
Jose Leclerc

Unpleasant surprises:
Sam Dyson
Rougned Odor
Jonathan Lucroy
Jeremy Jeffress
Tony Barnette
Martin Perez
Ryan Rua

Reason to watch:
Adrian Beltre

Hoping for more:
Nomar Mazara
Matt Bush
Tyson Ross

What you expected, in a good way:
Cole Hamels
Keone Kela

What you expected, in a not good way:
Tanner Scheppers
Mike Napoli
Carlos Gomez
Pete Kozma

If only they could stay on the field:
A.J. Griffin

If only they could stay off the field:
Rangers bullpen

In a better place:
Yu Darvish

In a forgotten place:
Jurickson Profar

Way overpaid:
Shin Soo Choo
Rougned Odor
Prince Fielder
Martin Perez

Pipe dreams:
Post-season 2017
Post-season 2018

On the hot seat:
Jon Daniels
Jeff Banister
Doug Brocail

Must have incriminating photos involving livestock:
Jon Daniels


Andrew Cashner (7-8, 3.36) vs. Chris Flexen (0-1, 12.00)
Game time: 6:10

The Rangers have never faced Flexen.
How the Mets hit against Cashner.