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Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:

Why Are Drayage Companies in Arlington, TX So Important?

You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.

To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.

Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.

If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.

As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.

But anytime challenges exist, so too do innovative solutions.

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RelyEx Solves Problems

At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.

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RelyEx Has a Unique Vantage Point

RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:

  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Finance

Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.

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RelyEx Nurtures Strong Carrier Relationships

When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.

Based in the port city of Arlington, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.

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Customers choose RelyEx because:

  • We are a reliable drayage logistics partner that manages your freight from beginning to end
  • We have a rare industry vantage point with 30+ years of client-side experience
  • We foster and fortify the strongest vendor relations
  • We take a proactive approach to problem-solving, not a reactive approach
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Your Drayage Shipments Managed from Start to Finish

Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.

Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.

Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.

We Source Top-Notch Operators at the Best Prices

Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.

With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.

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We Make Transparent, Timely Communication a Priority

Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.

As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.

We Have Robust Project Management Experience

Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.

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Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.

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If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.

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Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.

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At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.

When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.

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How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever on Bally Sports during Comcast Xfinity outage

Caitlin Clark's highly anticipated preseason WNBA debut is set for Friday as the Indiana Fever travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Wings.However, it will be a little harder than normal for Xfinity customers t...

Caitlin Clark's highly anticipated preseason WNBA debut is set for Friday as the Indiana Fever travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Wings.

However, it will be a little harder than normal for Xfinity customers to watch the No. 1 overall pick and women's basketball phenom go up against the likes of Arike Ogunbowale, Natasha Howard, Jacy Sheldon and Maddy Siegrist.

Comcast Xfinity has dropped all Bally Sports regional networks. It was unable to come to an agreement with Diamond Sports — who operates all Bally Sports networks — on a new carrier agreement before Wednesday. As a result, Comcast Xfinity customers won't be able to find Bally Sports Indiana on their guide.

MORE:Watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever games with Bally Sports during Xfinity outage with Fubo (free trial)

Here's what you need to know on how to watch Clark debuts in the WNBA vs. the Wings:

Comcast Xfinity-Bally Sports outage, explained

Bally Sports Indiana, along with all the other Bally Sports regional networks, was removed from Xfinity on Wednesday as Comcast and Diamond Sports Group were unable to reach an agreement for Xfinity to continue carrying the networks.

As reported by ESPN, Diamond Sports Group and Comcast originally agreed to a six-month extension to their previous deal from the fall — which also was around the time DSG and the NBA agreed to a one-year deal for the 2023-24 season — but were not able to agree to a new multi-year contract by late Tuesday night's deadline.

"It’s disappointing that Comcast rejected a proposed extension that would have kept our channels on the air and that Comcast indicated that it intends to pull the signals, preventing fans from watching their favorite local teams,” Diamond Sports Group said in a statement. “Comcast has refused to engage in substantive discussions despite Diamond offering terms similar to those reached with much larger distributors of ours.

“We are a fans-first company and will continue to seek an agreement with Comcast to restore broadcasts, and at this critical juncture for Diamond, we hope that Comcast will recognize the important and mutually beneficial role Diamond and RSNs play in the media ecosystem.

"In the meantime, fans in Comcast regions can access our networks through subscriptions to Fubo, DirecTV or DirecTV STREAM or through our direct-to-consumer offering, Bally Sports+ for the teams for which Diamond retains DTC rights.”

REQUIRED READING:Fever's Aliyah Boston won't say how much stronger she is but you can't miss the difference

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever basketball without Xfinity

While Xfinity customers won't be able to watch Clark's WNBA preseason debut on Bally Sports regional networks due to the Bally Sports blackout, they can still stream it on the Bally Sports+ app. They can also stream it on Fubo, which carries Bally Sports and offers a free trail to select users.

The game is also available for free on the WNBA app through the WNBA League Pass.

How to download Bally Sports app

Bally Sports+ can be accessed multiple ways. All customers need to do is create an account and subscribe to the streaming platform. One can stream it on BallySports.com, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung TV’s and mobile/tablet devices (iOS and Android).

Click here to view instructions on how to download BallySports+.

Bally Sports bankruptcy update

The first domino of the Bally Sports bankruptcy that hit was when Diamond Sports Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in March 2023. This forced the hands of MLB to take over the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks' broadcasts, as Diamond Sports Group was unable to pay for its rights to these teams. It also created several blackouts among the other 12 MLB markets that had broadcasting rights with Bally Sports regional networks.

As recently as Wednesday, Diamond Sports Group came to an agreement with both Charter and DirecTV — two of the other big carriers it works with — to continue carrying the Bally Sports regional networks. As noted by ESPN, Xfinity and Diamond Sports not being able to come to an agreement before their deadline this week may jeopardize Bally Sports' restructuring June confirmation hearing in bankruptcy court.

The restructure plan for Diamond Sports Group includes a $100 million investment from Amazon to become the primary streaming partner for the company.

Indiana Fever schedule: TV, times, dates

Here are Clark's first five games, including the preseason, with the Fever.

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How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever on Bally Sports during Comcast Xfinity outage

Caitlin Clark's highly anticipated preseason WNBA debut is set for Friday as the Indiana Fever travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Wings.However, it will be a little harder than normal for Xfinity customers t...

Caitlin Clark's highly anticipated preseason WNBA debut is set for Friday as the Indiana Fever travel to Texas to take on the Dallas Wings.

However, it will be a little harder than normal for Xfinity customers to watch the No. 1 overall pick and women's basketball phenom go up against the likes of Arike Ogunbowale, Natasha Howard, Jacy Sheldon and Maddy Siegrist.

Comcast Xfinity has dropped all Bally Sports regional networks. It was unable to come to an agreement with Diamond Sports — who operates all Bally Sports networks — on a new carrier agreement before Wednesday. As a result, Comcast Xfinity customers won't be able to find Bally Sports Indiana on their guide.

MORE:Watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever games with Bally Sports during Xfinity outage with Fubo (free trial)

Here's what you need to know on how to watch Clark debuts in the WNBA vs. the Wings:

Comcast Xfinity-Bally Sports outage, explained

Bally Sports Indiana, along with all the other Bally Sports regional networks, was removed from Xfinity on Wednesday as Comcast and Diamond Sports Group were unable to reach an agreement for Xfinity to continue carrying the networks.

As reported by ESPN, Diamond Sports Group and Comcast originally agreed to a six-month extension to their previous deal from the fall — which also was around the time DSG and the NBA agreed to a one-year deal for the 2023-24 season — but were not able to agree to a new multi-year contract by late Tuesday night's deadline.

"It’s disappointing that Comcast rejected a proposed extension that would have kept our channels on the air and that Comcast indicated that it intends to pull the signals, preventing fans from watching their favorite local teams,” Diamond Sports Group said in a statement. “Comcast has refused to engage in substantive discussions despite Diamond offering terms similar to those reached with much larger distributors of ours.

“We are a fans-first company and will continue to seek an agreement with Comcast to restore broadcasts, and at this critical juncture for Diamond, we hope that Comcast will recognize the important and mutually beneficial role Diamond and RSNs play in the media ecosystem.

"In the meantime, fans in Comcast regions can access our networks through subscriptions to Fubo, DirecTV or DirecTV STREAM or through our direct-to-consumer offering, Bally Sports+ for the teams for which Diamond retains DTC rights.”

REQUIRED READING:Fever's Aliyah Boston won't say how much stronger she is but you can't miss the difference

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever basketball without Xfinity

While Xfinity customers won't be able to watch Clark's WNBA preseason debut on Bally Sports regional networks due to the Bally Sports blackout, they can still stream it on the Bally Sports+ app. They can also stream it on Fubo, which carries Bally Sports and offers a free trail to select users.

The game is also available for free on the WNBA app through the WNBA League Pass.

How to download Bally Sports app

Bally Sports+ can be accessed multiple ways. All customers need to do is create an account and subscribe to the streaming platform. One can stream it on BallySports.com, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung TV’s and mobile/tablet devices (iOS and Android).

Click here to view instructions on how to download BallySports+.

Bally Sports bankruptcy update

The first domino of the Bally Sports bankruptcy that hit was when Diamond Sports Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in March 2023. This forced the hands of MLB to take over the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks' broadcasts, as Diamond Sports Group was unable to pay for its rights to these teams. It also created several blackouts among the other 12 MLB markets that had broadcasting rights with Bally Sports regional networks.

As recently as Wednesday, Diamond Sports Group came to an agreement with both Charter and DirecTV — two of the other big carriers it works with — to continue carrying the Bally Sports regional networks. As noted by ESPN, Xfinity and Diamond Sports not being able to come to an agreement before their deadline this week may jeopardize Bally Sports' restructuring June confirmation hearing in bankruptcy court.

The restructure plan for Diamond Sports Group includes a $100 million investment from Amazon to become the primary streaming partner for the company.

Indiana Fever schedule: TV, times, dates

Here are Clark's first five games, including the preseason, with the Fever.

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Caitlin Clark ready for WNBA debut tonight: 'This is the pros. This is my job.'

DALLAS — It’s officially the day Indiana Fever fans have been waiting for. The day Caitlin Clark, one of the most-hyped picks in WNBA history, makes her debut.Clark and the Fever open the preseason tonight against the Dallas Wings at College Park Center on the UT-Arlington campus. The 7,000-seat arena ...

DALLAS — It’s officially the day Indiana Fever fans have been waiting for. The day Caitlin Clark, one of the most-hyped picks in WNBA history, makes her debut.

Clark and the Fever open the preseason tonight against the Dallas Wings at College Park Center on the UT-Arlington campus. The 7,000-seat arena is sold out — an oddity for most WNBA regular-season games, much less a preseason game.

More:Caitlin Clark, welcome to WNBA... and commercial flights. 'Will definitely be an adjustment.'

More:Fever's Aliyah Boston won't say how much stronger she is but you can't miss the difference

“I would’ve liked to start at home, but just throw me out into the fire, why not,” Clark joked. “It’ll be fun, and it’ll be a great crowd, as always.”

This game will be crucial for the Fever, who are experimenting with new lineups both in the first and second teams. The first team Indiana will potentially run with is Clark, guard Erica Wheeler, small forward Katie Lou Samuelson, forward NaLyssa Smith and center Aliyah Boston.

“It's exciting, right?,” Fever coach Christie Sides said. “This is what we've been waiting on. I mean, it's gonna be fun. So we're going to embrace it. I mean, we're gonna come out here and we're gonna you know, our goal is to be the hardest playing team in the league.”

Kelsey Mitchell, the Fever’s longest-tenured player, is doubtful with an ankle injury. Mitchell will likely slot back into the starting lineup once she returns, and Sides said she was day-to-day.

This first preseason game will also be crucial for Clark, who will be seeing live action in the WNBA for the first time.

“Obviously, there’s so much you can do in practice, but you become very familiar with what other teams are doing,” Clark said. “They’ll do some stuff that we don’t do. Coming into this game, you can scout and know some things of what they’re going to do, but they’re going to do some new stuff, they’re going to do some different stuff, but I think more than anything, coaches said, ‘Don’t be surprised by anything they do.’”

So, what will success look like for Clark in her inaugural professional game? The player who set 46 collegiate records isn’t putting any numbers on it right away.

“I don’t think it’s any statistical measurements, it’s just a feel as a basketball player,” Clark said. “Did you go out there, did you work hard, did you give it every single thing you had. I want to step on the court, then I want to leave the court tonight feeling that I played like Caitlin Clark, I played like I have my entire life.”

For the first time in a while, too, Clark said she won’t have any family coming to the game. While her mom considered flying down to Dallas, she said her parents need time to recover from all the travel they did with her for the Final Four, awards circuit and WNBA draft.

"They'll be watching on TV," Clark joked. "I'm sure they'll be nervous, I don't know why, but that's just what they do ... I'm flying solo, I better get used to it, man, this is the pros. This is my job."

Caitlin Clark ready for WNBA debut tonight: 'This is the pros. This is my job.'

DALLAS — It’s officially the day Indiana Fever fans have been waiting for. The day Caitlin Clark, one of the most-hyped picks in WNBA history, makes her debut.Clark and the Fever open the preseason tonight against the Dallas Wings at College Park Center on the UT-Arlington campus. The 7,000-seat arena ...

DALLAS — It’s officially the day Indiana Fever fans have been waiting for. The day Caitlin Clark, one of the most-hyped picks in WNBA history, makes her debut.

Clark and the Fever open the preseason tonight against the Dallas Wings at College Park Center on the UT-Arlington campus. The 7,000-seat arena is sold out — an oddity for most WNBA regular-season games, much less a preseason game.

More:Caitlin Clark, welcome to WNBA... and commercial flights. 'Will definitely be an adjustment.'

More:Fever's Aliyah Boston won't say how much stronger she is but you can't miss the difference

“I would’ve liked to start at home, but just throw me out into the fire, why not,” Clark joked. “It’ll be fun, and it’ll be a great crowd, as always.”

This game will be crucial for the Fever, who are experimenting with new lineups both in the first and second teams. The first team Indiana will potentially run with is Clark, guard Erica Wheeler, small forward Katie Lou Samuelson, forward NaLyssa Smith and center Aliyah Boston.

“It's exciting, right?,” Fever coach Christie Sides said. “This is what we've been waiting on. I mean, it's gonna be fun. So we're going to embrace it. I mean, we're gonna come out here and we're gonna you know, our goal is to be the hardest playing team in the league.”

Kelsey Mitchell, the Fever’s longest-tenured player, is doubtful with an ankle injury. Mitchell will likely slot back into the starting lineup once she returns, and Sides said she was day-to-day.

This first preseason game will also be crucial for Clark, who will be seeing live action in the WNBA for the first time.

“Obviously, there’s so much you can do in practice, but you become very familiar with what other teams are doing,” Clark said. “They’ll do some stuff that we don’t do. Coming into this game, you can scout and know some things of what they’re going to do, but they’re going to do some new stuff, they’re going to do some different stuff, but I think more than anything, coaches said, ‘Don’t be surprised by anything they do.’”

So, what will success look like for Clark in her inaugural professional game? The player who set 46 collegiate records isn’t putting any numbers on it right away.

“I don’t think it’s any statistical measurements, it’s just a feel as a basketball player,” Clark said. “Did you go out there, did you work hard, did you give it every single thing you had. I want to step on the court, then I want to leave the court tonight feeling that I played like Caitlin Clark, I played like I have my entire life.”

For the first time in a while, too, Clark said she won’t have any family coming to the game. While her mom considered flying down to Dallas, she said her parents need time to recover from all the travel they did with her for the Final Four, awards circuit and WNBA draft.

"They'll be watching on TV," Clark joked. "I'm sure they'll be nervous, I don't know why, but that's just what they do ... I'm flying solo, I better get used to it, man, this is the pros. This is my job."

Eovaldi sharp in Rangers' win, but exits with groin tightness

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers’ starting pitching depth has already been tested throughout the young 2024 season, and they might have just been handed another challenge on Thursday.Texas ace Nathan Eovaldi was cruising in the Rangers' 6-0 win over the Nationals in the series finale at Globe Life Field, having dealt fi...

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers’ starting pitching depth has already been tested throughout the young 2024 season, and they might have just been handed another challenge on Thursday.

Texas ace Nathan Eovaldi was cruising in the Rangers' 6-0 win over the Nationals in the series finale at Globe Life Field, having dealt five shutout innings before things hit a speed bump. Eovaldi left the game with one out in the sixth inning with right groin tightness.

Eovaldi opened the top of the sixth by getting a lineout from CJ Abrams before issuing a one-out walk to Nick Senzel. He threw one more pitch to Luis García Jr. -- a 93.8 mph four-seamer for a strike -- before pitching coach Mike Maddux, manager Bruce Bochy and head trainer Matt Lucero popped out of the dugout to chat with Eovaldi on the mound.

Whatever was said, a decision was made quickly, and Eovaldi left the game. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday in Oakland, and he will continue to be evaluated until then.

Eovaldi said he felt a strain on the pitch to García and thought he would be OK after a couple of warmup pitches. The staff then decided to play it safe and remove him from the game. The plan is for him to travel with the club to Kansas City and proceed with imaging there.

Rookie reliever Jacob Latz took over for Eovaldi, getting a strikeout and a groundout to end the inning, stranding Eovaldi’s inherited runner on first base.

The Rangers already have four starters on the injured list: Max Scherzer, Cody Bradford, Tyler Mahle and Jacob deGrom.

They also have a scheduled doubleheader in Oakland on Wednesday, when they will likely already need a spot starter. It’s unclear how much rest, if any, Eovaldi will need before his next start, but Texas will no doubt be cautious with its ace regardless of the schedule.

“It's early in the year, right?” Eovaldi said. “We’ve got to make sure that we’re cautious with it and see how it feels tomorrow. It is very early in the year and again, the rotation, everybody's firing on all cylinders right now. The bullpen is doing well. So we’ll just play it by ear.”

Before he left the game, it was vintage Eovaldi though. He allowed just two hits -- doubles from García and Abrams -- and two walks while striking out eight. He said he had a good feel for all of his pitches, especially the splitter and curveball, as he looked well on his way to another quality start.

“He kind of messes with your timing a little bit every once in a while,” said Nats outfielder Jesse Winker. “He seems to do that at a time you’re least expecting it. He’s the definition of a true vet, it seems. He just really knows how to get outs and make really quality pitches. Hats off to him, it was a good outing by him.

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“For a lefty [batter] at least, he kind of comes with a little crossfire feel. He’s just a good pitcher, man. He’s just a good pitcher and he knows how to pitch.”

Behind Eovaldi, Texas’ bullpen finished off the win with 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Rangers relievers have not allowed an earned run over their last four games and have a 0.57 ERA in their last 10 games.

The pitching staff as a whole allowed just two runs over the three-game set against the Nationals, with quality starts from Jon Gray and Andrew Heaney, phenomenal bullpen work and another solid start from Eovaldi before the injury.

“You give up two runs in a series, that shows you how impressive they were,” Bochy said. “We’ve faced some good arms, too, so you need your pitching to come through. It started to get contagious out there with them. They all did a great job. That's where it all starts, on the mound.”

Eovaldi sharp in Rangers' win, but exits with groin tightness

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers’ starting pitching depth has already been tested throughout the young 2024 season, and they might have just been handed another challenge on Thursday.Texas ace Nathan Eovaldi was cruising in the Rangers' 6-0 win over the Nationals in the series finale at Globe Life Field, having dealt fi...

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers’ starting pitching depth has already been tested throughout the young 2024 season, and they might have just been handed another challenge on Thursday.

Texas ace Nathan Eovaldi was cruising in the Rangers' 6-0 win over the Nationals in the series finale at Globe Life Field, having dealt five shutout innings before things hit a speed bump. Eovaldi left the game with one out in the sixth inning with right groin tightness.

Eovaldi opened the top of the sixth by getting a lineout from CJ Abrams before issuing a one-out walk to Nick Senzel. He threw one more pitch to Luis García Jr. -- a 93.8 mph four-seamer for a strike -- before pitching coach Mike Maddux, manager Bruce Bochy and head trainer Matt Lucero popped out of the dugout to chat with Eovaldi on the mound.

Whatever was said, a decision was made quickly, and Eovaldi left the game. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday in Oakland, and he will continue to be evaluated until then.

Eovaldi said he felt a strain on the pitch to García and thought he would be OK after a couple of warmup pitches. The staff then decided to play it safe and remove him from the game. The plan is for him to travel with the club to Kansas City and proceed with imaging there.

Rookie reliever Jacob Latz took over for Eovaldi, getting a strikeout and a groundout to end the inning, stranding Eovaldi’s inherited runner on first base.

The Rangers already have four starters on the injured list: Max Scherzer, Cody Bradford, Tyler Mahle and Jacob deGrom.

They also have a scheduled doubleheader in Oakland on Wednesday, when they will likely already need a spot starter. It’s unclear how much rest, if any, Eovaldi will need before his next start, but Texas will no doubt be cautious with its ace regardless of the schedule.

“It's early in the year, right?” Eovaldi said. “We’ve got to make sure that we’re cautious with it and see how it feels tomorrow. It is very early in the year and again, the rotation, everybody's firing on all cylinders right now. The bullpen is doing well. So we’ll just play it by ear.”

Before he left the game, it was vintage Eovaldi though. He allowed just two hits -- doubles from García and Abrams -- and two walks while striking out eight. He said he had a good feel for all of his pitches, especially the splitter and curveball, as he looked well on his way to another quality start.

“He kind of messes with your timing a little bit every once in a while,” said Nats outfielder Jesse Winker. “He seems to do that at a time you’re least expecting it. He’s the definition of a true vet, it seems. He just really knows how to get outs and make really quality pitches. Hats off to him, it was a good outing by him.

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“For a lefty [batter] at least, he kind of comes with a little crossfire feel. He’s just a good pitcher, man. He’s just a good pitcher and he knows how to pitch.”

Behind Eovaldi, Texas’ bullpen finished off the win with 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Rangers relievers have not allowed an earned run over their last four games and have a 0.57 ERA in their last 10 games.

The pitching staff as a whole allowed just two runs over the three-game set against the Nationals, with quality starts from Jon Gray and Andrew Heaney, phenomenal bullpen work and another solid start from Eovaldi before the injury.

“You give up two runs in a series, that shows you how impressive they were,” Bochy said. “We’ve faced some good arms, too, so you need your pitching to come through. It started to get contagious out there with them. They all did a great job. That's where it all starts, on the mound.”

Williams pulls same Houdini act twice in Nats' shutout

ARLINGTON -- Trevor Williams added a new job experience to his Major League resume on Wednesday in the Nationals’ shutout against the Rangers.“Magician,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He got out of some tough situations.”The veteran right-hander improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 2.27 in the ...

ARLINGTON -- Trevor Williams added a new job experience to his Major League resume on Wednesday in the Nationals’ shutout against the Rangers.

“Magician,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He got out of some tough situations.”

The veteran right-hander improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 2.27 in the Nationals’ 1-0 win at Globe Life Field. He delivered five scoreless innings with five hits, four walks and three strikeouts across 79 pitches.

Williams incorporated an extra element into this outing -- he escaped two bases-loaded, no-out jams unscathed. The last pitcher to do this twice in one game was Iván Nova on March 30, 2018, in innings one and five as a member of the Pirates against the Tigers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

“Believe it or not, I’ve been there before,” Williams, 32, said with a laugh. “... Your thought process is one pitch at a time and to trust what you’re hearing in the PitchCom. You just trust that as a pitcher, no matter what, you have the advantage. You’re trying to execute your pitches first, but you’re trying to exploit the hitter wanting to do a little too much.”

In the second inning, Williams allowed three consecutive singles to Adolis García, Evan Carter and Josh Smith. He locked in to get Wyatt Langford to hit a grounder to third that turned into a forceout at home plate, then struck out Jonah Heim on a foul tip and induced a groundout from Leody Taveras.

“I really think his mixes of pitches [helped get out of the jam],” said Martinez. “I think he and Riley [Adams] really worked good together. He threw some really, really, really good pitches in moments to get out of the inning.”

Williams concluded his evening three innings later with the same composure. A pair of singles by Taveras and Marcus Semien combined with a walk to Corey Seager loaded the bases again. Nathaniel Lowe tapped one back to Williams that he turned into a forceout at home, García was caught swinging and Carter popped out to shortstop.

“I guess you can say he kept his poise,” said Rangers manager Bruce Bochy. “He has a good sinker and a good slider and he just made pitches when he had to.”

Williams has not allowed a home run in his last 39 1/3 innings pitched, dating back to Sept. 10, 2023. He holds the longest active homerless streak among Major League starters. In comparison, Williams gave up 34 home runs last season, tied for the fourth most among all pitchers.

“For me, it was the ability to change speeds and keep the ball down. He’s been doing it all year,” said Martinez. “We talked last year, he threw a lot of balls up. That’s where the home runs came. This year, he’s really keeping the ball down, pitching effectively up when he needs to, but he’s really mixing his pitches and keeping everything down.”

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Williams set the tone as the bullpen awaited its call. Derek Law, Dylan Floro, Hunter Harvey and Kyle Finnegan combined to finish off the shutout with four frames of one-hit ball.

“He knows that he’s never out of it,” said Finnegan, who earned his 10th save of the season by striking out the side. “He gets a lot of soft contact. … As soon as you get to one pitch away, you know you’re a double play away from getting out of it. You almost start feeling good about it, because the hitters are trying to do damage there and sometimes you can take advantage of that. … He’s got a lot of weapons and he keeps guys off-balance.”

By navigating through high-leverage situations in a one-run game against the Rangers, Williams could earn a spot in the Nationals’ record books (2005-present) in his next outing. He is one start away from tying Gio González for the longest streak of starts (seven, April 7 to May 11, 2012) without giving up a home run to open the season.

“He battles,” said Martinez. “I always say, the guy, he grinds and he battles and he did a great job today.”

Williams pulls same Houdini act twice in Nats' shutout

ARLINGTON -- Trevor Williams added a new job experience to his Major League resume on Wednesday in the Nationals’ shutout against the Rangers.“Magician,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He got out of some tough situations.”The veteran right-hander improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 2.27 in the ...

ARLINGTON -- Trevor Williams added a new job experience to his Major League resume on Wednesday in the Nationals’ shutout against the Rangers.

“Magician,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He got out of some tough situations.”

The veteran right-hander improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 2.27 in the Nationals’ 1-0 win at Globe Life Field. He delivered five scoreless innings with five hits, four walks and three strikeouts across 79 pitches.

Williams incorporated an extra element into this outing -- he escaped two bases-loaded, no-out jams unscathed. The last pitcher to do this twice in one game was Iván Nova on March 30, 2018, in innings one and five as a member of the Pirates against the Tigers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

“Believe it or not, I’ve been there before,” Williams, 32, said with a laugh. “... Your thought process is one pitch at a time and to trust what you’re hearing in the PitchCom. You just trust that as a pitcher, no matter what, you have the advantage. You’re trying to execute your pitches first, but you’re trying to exploit the hitter wanting to do a little too much.”

In the second inning, Williams allowed three consecutive singles to Adolis García, Evan Carter and Josh Smith. He locked in to get Wyatt Langford to hit a grounder to third that turned into a forceout at home plate, then struck out Jonah Heim on a foul tip and induced a groundout from Leody Taveras.

“I really think his mixes of pitches [helped get out of the jam],” said Martinez. “I think he and Riley [Adams] really worked good together. He threw some really, really, really good pitches in moments to get out of the inning.”

Williams concluded his evening three innings later with the same composure. A pair of singles by Taveras and Marcus Semien combined with a walk to Corey Seager loaded the bases again. Nathaniel Lowe tapped one back to Williams that he turned into a forceout at home, García was caught swinging and Carter popped out to shortstop.

“I guess you can say he kept his poise,” said Rangers manager Bruce Bochy. “He has a good sinker and a good slider and he just made pitches when he had to.”

Williams has not allowed a home run in his last 39 1/3 innings pitched, dating back to Sept. 10, 2023. He holds the longest active homerless streak among Major League starters. In comparison, Williams gave up 34 home runs last season, tied for the fourth most among all pitchers.

“For me, it was the ability to change speeds and keep the ball down. He’s been doing it all year,” said Martinez. “We talked last year, he threw a lot of balls up. That’s where the home runs came. This year, he’s really keeping the ball down, pitching effectively up when he needs to, but he’s really mixing his pitches and keeping everything down.”

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Williams set the tone as the bullpen awaited its call. Derek Law, Dylan Floro, Hunter Harvey and Kyle Finnegan combined to finish off the shutout with four frames of one-hit ball.

“He knows that he’s never out of it,” said Finnegan, who earned his 10th save of the season by striking out the side. “He gets a lot of soft contact. … As soon as you get to one pitch away, you know you’re a double play away from getting out of it. You almost start feeling good about it, because the hitters are trying to do damage there and sometimes you can take advantage of that. … He’s got a lot of weapons and he keeps guys off-balance.”

By navigating through high-leverage situations in a one-run game against the Rangers, Williams could earn a spot in the Nationals’ record books (2005-present) in his next outing. He is one start away from tying Gio González for the longest streak of starts (seven, April 7 to May 11, 2012) without giving up a home run to open the season.

“He battles,” said Martinez. “I always say, the guy, he grinds and he battles and he did a great job today.”

Nathan Eovaldi (groin) becomes fifth Rangers starting pitcher to hit the injured list this season

The Texas Rangers have lost another starting pitcher to injury. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right groin strain, the team announced Friday. Righty reliever Yerry De Los Santos was ...

The Texas Rangers have lost another starting pitcher to injury. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right groin strain, the team announced Friday. Righty reliever Yerry De Los Santos was called up in a corresponding move.

Eovaldi, 34, exited Thursday's start after experiencing tightness in his groin in the sixth inning. He went for tests Friday.

"We were being cautious," Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said following Thursday's game (via the Dallas Morning News). "It did tighten up a little. There was no point in pushing it. I'll have better answers [Friday]. I think, with what we're talking about here, yeah, he may need some rest. That's what we're going to find out. We're going to take care of him and do what's right."

Eovaldi has a long injury history -- he has visited the injured list at least once every season since 2016 with the exception of 2021 -- though the good news is his arm is healthy. This is a groin injury. That said, it will cost him at least 15 days. Eovaldi is the fifth Texas starting pitcher on the injured list. Here is the club's rotation depth chart at the moment:

Scherzer started a minor-league rehab assignment last week, though he was scratched from his second rehab outing Tuesday with soreness in his thumb. It's unclear when he'll make his next rehab start. deGrom and Mahle will not return until the second half, and Bradford's injury is expected to sideline him for at least another few weeks.

The Rangers do not have an off-day until next Thursday and will need someone to make Eovaldi's next start on Tuesday, and also someone else to start one game of Wednesday's doubleheader. Top prospect Jack Leiter, who had a rough MLB debut last month, would seem to be a candidate to make one of those starts.

Despite all the injuries, Rangers starters enter play Friday with a 3.65 ERA. The offense has been a much bigger issue lately. The Rangers are averaging 4.53 runs per game, 16th in baseball, and they're averaging 3.44 runs in their last nine games.

Texas entered Friday's series opener with the Kansas City Royals with a 17-15 record. They are a half-game behind the Seattle Mariners in the AL West.

Nathan Eovaldi (groin) becomes fifth Rangers starting pitcher to hit the injured list this season

The Texas Rangers have lost another starting pitcher to injury. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right groin strain, the team announced Friday. Righty reliever Yerry De Los Santos was ...

The Texas Rangers have lost another starting pitcher to injury. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right groin strain, the team announced Friday. Righty reliever Yerry De Los Santos was called up in a corresponding move.

Eovaldi, 34, exited Thursday's start after experiencing tightness in his groin in the sixth inning. He went for tests Friday.

"We were being cautious," Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said following Thursday's game (via the Dallas Morning News). "It did tighten up a little. There was no point in pushing it. I'll have better answers [Friday]. I think, with what we're talking about here, yeah, he may need some rest. That's what we're going to find out. We're going to take care of him and do what's right."

Eovaldi has a long injury history -- he has visited the injured list at least once every season since 2016 with the exception of 2021 -- though the good news is his arm is healthy. This is a groin injury. That said, it will cost him at least 15 days. Eovaldi is the fifth Texas starting pitcher on the injured list. Here is the club's rotation depth chart at the moment:

Scherzer started a minor-league rehab assignment last week, though he was scratched from his second rehab outing Tuesday with soreness in his thumb. It's unclear when he'll make his next rehab start. deGrom and Mahle will not return until the second half, and Bradford's injury is expected to sideline him for at least another few weeks.

The Rangers do not have an off-day until next Thursday and will need someone to make Eovaldi's next start on Tuesday, and also someone else to start one game of Wednesday's doubleheader. Top prospect Jack Leiter, who had a rough MLB debut last month, would seem to be a candidate to make one of those starts.

Despite all the injuries, Rangers starters enter play Friday with a 3.65 ERA. The offense has been a much bigger issue lately. The Rangers are averaging 4.53 runs per game, 16th in baseball, and they're averaging 3.44 runs in their last nine games.

Texas entered Friday's series opener with the Kansas City Royals with a 17-15 record. They are a half-game behind the Seattle Mariners in the AL West.

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