OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 18: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teamates after he scored in the top of the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 18, 2014 in Oakland, California. Martin scored on a bases loaded two-run single from Shin-Soo Choo #17. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
In a weekly staple, we'll discuss who's in a groove and who's in a rut for the Texas Rangers.
Adrian Beltre — This guy just won't cool off. He's hitting .345 over his last seven games, is riding a 12-game hitting streak and has two doubles, a triple and three homers in his last seven games with a team-high six RBIs.
Alex Rios — The Rangers' second-best hitter this year is starting to heat up again after an extended slump. He's hitting .323 with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs in his last seven games.
Leonys Martin — The center fielder has shown some power recently, as he's hit two homers in his last seven games to go with a triple. He also has five RBIs in that span.
Rougned Odor — After seeing his batting average reach up to .302, Odor has gone on a long slump as opposing pitchers are starting to get tape on the 20-year-old second baseman. In his last seven games, Odor is hitting just .192.
Bullpen — Other than Shawn Tolleson, Neftali Feliz and Joakim Soria, the Rangers' bullpen regulars have hit a wall. Neal Cotts has a 7.71 ERA in the last week, and several other key pieces are feeling the same effects of being overworked like Jason Frasor (11.57) and Aaron Poreda (22.50).