ARLINGTON, Texas With their ace on the mound, the Texas Rangers head into Sunday afternoon seeking a sweep of their AL West rival Los Angeles Angels.Los Angeles Angels (5-10) @ Texas Rangers (5-8)Sunday, August 9, 20201:35 p.m. CTGlobe Life Field | Arlington, TXRoof ClosedProbablesLAA: LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 2.35 ERA)vsTEX: RHP Lance Lynn (1-0, 0.49 ERA)BroadcastLos Angeles AngelsTV: FOX Sports WestRadio: KLAATexas RangersTV: FOX Sports SouthwestRadio: 105.3 The Fan, KFLCLos Angeles Angels Starting LineupSS David Fletcher1B Tommy La StellaCF Mike TroutDH Shohei Ohtani3B Anthony RendonLF Brian GoodwinRF Jo AdellC Jason Castro2B Luis RengifoTexas Rangers Starting LineupLF Shin-Soo Choo3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa1B Todd FrazierRF Joey GalloCF Nick Solak2B Rougned OdorSS Elvis AndrusDH Rob RefsnyderC Jeff MathisInjury ReportJoey Gallo (sore left wrist)Rangers manager Chris Woodward didn't make it sound like Gallo's sore wrist was a big deal. He's back in the lineup on Saturday night, so all looks good on that front.Joe Palumbo (10-day IL: ulcerative colitis flare up)Chris Derek Jeter Jersey Woodward provided this update on Joe Palumbo on Saturday afternoon:"He has some stomach i sues I believe (ulcerative colitis), so it is a pretty major flareup going on right now. He is not in a good spot. He does not feel great. We are trying to figure out what it is, something he is eating. Hes just not in a good place. He doesnt feel great. We are just trying to get it regulated and calmed down so we he comes off Babe Ruth Jersey the IL, hell be ready to pitch for us. Because right now it would be really tough to go out there."Greg Bird (10-day IL: right calf strain)Woodward on Saturday:Birdie seems like hes in a good spot. I saw him running around yesterday. Im not sure if he feels anything. He said he felt pretty good. Like he would almost be able to play. Thats encouraging." Danny Santana (10-day IL: forearm tightne s)Santana was placed on the 10-day IL retroactive to July 30, which means he could be activated on Sunday. However, the Rangers don't appear to be making that move for now. They are still not comfortable with him throwing in the field, not even at first base.Corey Kluber (45-day IL: shoulder tear)He is shut down for four weeks and went back to his home in Boston during this time.Scroll to ContinueJos Leclerc (45-day IL: shoulder tear)Leclerc has the same prognosis as Kluber. He is shut down for four weeks before any throwing.Is a Change on the Horizon with Rougned Odor?While the Rangers' offense tries to will itself to life, there are a few Rangers who are succeeding. Joey Gallo played savior on Saturday night, providing the only offense for either side. Todd Frazier is mashing the ball with a .311/.380/.556 slash line and an OPS+ of 164. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is also slashing very well with a clip of .342/.390/.447 coupled with some impre sive defense at the hot corner.Kiner-Falefa was arguably the Rangers' best hitter in Summer Camp. The man making a push for that same title was the perplexing Rougned Odor, who spent the offseason making some changes to his stance and swing. It resulted in a strong Spring Training and Summer Camp.However, it has not translated to the regular season. We've seen this before. We've seen Odor have a strong spring and then fall flat at the outset of the season. It has many fans resorting to the "same old Rougie" narrativeand that's not unjustified. Believe Phil Rizzuto Jersey it or not, the Rangers don't pretend to be tone deaf to Odor's struggles.I know the results arent there. Theres a few things, just looking at numbers, that are a little troubling," Rangers manager Chris Woodward said before Saturday's win over the Angels. "I want him to succeed. We need him to succeed. Hes in a good place."I dont want to break his spirit, but at the same time, he needs to control the strike zone. Theres some things he needs to do better. ...I dont want to lose his aggre sivene s because he feels like hes in a good spot. But we obviously need to see more. And he knows that. I think Andy Pettitte Jersey he understands. He puts a lot of pre sure on himself. But right now, we need Rougie to hopefully take that next step and start having some really positive results for us. We need it as a team.If that sounds like an out to you, Woodward doubled down on needing production from Odor.If he really continues to struggle and doesnt hit balls hard, I will have to make a change at some point, Woodward followed.Saturday's win did not produce any positive results. Odor went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, where that pre sure he puts on himself came to a head with a to s of the bat and slamming his helmet to the ground in frustration. Odor followed his outburst with a walk over to his manager in the dugout, where Woodward offered some encouraging words."I said maybe its just gonna take one time where you put a ball forward hard and you feel like, Thats gonna take a little load off," Woodward said. "Maybe its a homer, maybe it Lou Gehrig Jersey s a hit, maybe its an out, I dont know.Woodward moved Odor down in the lineup in Saturday's game and did it again going into Sunday afternoon's finale at Globe Life Field. If things don't improve, we could see further relegation for Odor.Woodward has preached "proce s over results" from the beginning of his tenure. The fact that Woodward has acknowledged i sues with the proce s is troublesome for Odor. Woodward praises Odor's work ethic. But if it continues to fail in the proce s and results department, it could mean a change isn't too far away.Hes trying so hard," Woodward said. "Hes putting in the work. People dont understand what hes doing inside. But he still needs to be more productive."
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