Thoughts on a 5-4 Rangers win

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Drew Smyly started for the Rangers today, and had a very Drew Smyly outing. Smyly then allowed just one hit and no runs over the next 3 innings, though he did walk 3 more batters, and thus ended up allowing 2 runs through 4 innings. The combination of Smyly not being able to put batters away and his need to be limited to around 90 pitches make him a great candidate for being paired with an opener the rest of the way, especially with an opponent with a righty-heavy top of the lineup.

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