ARLINGTON, Texas David Murphy is far from the only Ranger struggling at the plate these days, but at least he has contributed with his arm.
For the second game in a row, Murphy threw out a base runner from left field.
On Tuesday, he pegged Cleveland's Carlos Santana trying to stretch a single into a double.
Wednesday, it was the speedy Michael Bourn who tested Murphy's arm by trying to score from second on a Michael Brantley single. Murphy threw a strike to catcher A.J. Perzynski to nab Bourn at the plate.
"When you're not hitting, anything else you do makes you feel like you contribute," Murphy said after the Rangers dropped their second game in a row to the Indians, 5-2. "In the end, a loss is a loss. A loss never feels good."
Murphy also can't feel good about his 0-for-5 performance at the plate, which dropped his average to .211 for the season.
He was moved up to second in the order on May 18 to help him get involved in the offense earlier in games, but his on-base per...