DLD 9/18/13

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday matinée links.

Craig Calcaterra wants to know whose fault it is if the Rangers miss the playoffs.

Aaron Gleeman takes a glance at the upcoming tarp removal.

A former Rangers farmhand is destroying opposing hitters to help lead the Nationals' late-season surge.

Which records are truly unbreakable?  Shane Tourtellotte lists some of the most untouchable records in the history of the game.

Jeff Sullivan calls Josh Donaldson's walkoff homer against the Tigers all the way back on April 12 one of the most exceptional home runs hit this season.

Rob Neyer includes Dan Straily and Sonny Gray in his analysis of the American League's top young pitchers.

Bernie Pleskoff checks in with a detailed article on A's first-round pick Billy McKinney.

On this day a year ago, despite an injury to Max Scherzer, the A's stumbled and fell 12-2 at Detroit.

Today's starting lineup has two left-handed bats in Josh Reddick and Daric Barton.  Derek Norris bats fifth.

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