Rangers, Not the Astros, Are the Team to Beat in MLB From Texas: Ace out Three Weeks

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Rangers the Team to Beat in MLB From Texas

(May 12, 2023) - As the Houston Astros hover right around the .500 mark, the Texas Rangers continue to excel in 2023.

Texas owned a 23-14 record and had been winning at a 70% clip heading into Mid-May.

Still there was some bad news arriving on May 10 as it was revealed that ace pitcher Jacob deGrom is expected to miss as much as three weeks due to an elbow injury. 

"After they take a look at it, I can answer a lot better. It feels better with each day, but you've got to go through some tests and evaluate," manager Bruce Bochy said. "Once that happens, we can start to ramp up his pitching and hopefully get him on a mound. It's hard to say, but it's going to take a little time, maybe two or three weeks."

deGrom is 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA so far this season.  In his most recent start against the Athletics, deGrom allowed two runs -- one earned -- in six innings and struck out 11.

Sports Betting Measure in Texas Advances....Deadline is TODAY

(May 11, 2023) - The Texas House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation that would let voters decide whether to legalize online sports betting across the state.

The powerful Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has repeatedly said there is not enough support in the Senate. And Friday is the deadline for the House to give final passage to its bills.  Uhhh that's under 24 hours.

The author of the sports-betting legislation, Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, gave an emphatic final speech on the House floor Thursday, reiterating his argument that many Texans are already betting on sports, only illegally.  Read More Here

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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