Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/6/12
When the line-up was posted this afternoon, Rangers fans were baffled and shocked to see Michael Young starting at short stop and Geovany Soto at designated hitter.  Elvis Andrus was hurt sliding into home on Sunday, and hopefully this was just an extra day off.  I don’t know what to say about the choice of Soto at DH.  Ron Washington, I just don’t understand your decisions sometimes. It turns out Young and Soto were the least of the worries.  Fans should have been more concerned about Yu Darvish.  The Japanese-Iranian pitcher gave up six runs on 11 hits — including seven doubles — and four walks in just 6.2 innings.  And, honestly, I don’t know why he was in that long.  I was tired of watching him in the 4th. I don’t even care that he had nine strikeouts.  It doesn’t erase all those doubles. Darvish will be having nightmares about Dustin Pedroia and Carl Crawford for years to come. Michael Kirkman, who was in Sunday’s game when the team committed two hours to give the game to the Roya
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