Remember at the beginning of April, this team started off winning six games in a row? This feels a lot like that. Do you also remember June of last year, when the Rangers dominated their schedule, effectively putting them in first place for the remainder of the season? This feels a lot like that. Obviously we are not even at the mid-season mark yet, but it’s certainly time to pay attention to the ball club in Arlington.
Sunday with C.J. Wilson on the mound the Rangers completed the first four-game sweep on the road this century. This game was simple, two runs for the Rangers both solo home runs from Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus. Wilson played just shy of eight innings only allowing three hits and two walks. The left-hander also earned seven strikeouts on the game.
The bullpen worked well in this game with Darren Oliver relieving Wilson for the last out of the eighth. Neftali Feliz came in to save the game in a dominating inning. Unlike previous outings Feliz did not allow a single hit and picked up a strikeout.
The Rangers come home for three games against Detroit, fortunately these game are in Arlington. Last time the Rangers played against the Tigers was on the road where the “Josh Hamilton Incident” occurred.
Lets hope the magic of June continues and the Rangers can stay healthy. With the core of players that they have now, the pitching staff and the dominate bats are both needed to keep this train moving.