After sweeping the team with the best record in baseball last weekend, the Rangers have gone on to lose two consecutive series in a row. Today…the Rangers were almost no-hit to boot.
Matt Harrison got the start for the Rangers and pitched well, until he was forced to leave the game with a bruised bicep. Harrison went six innings allowed two hits and only one earned run. From here Mark Lowe came into the game and gave up another four runs on four hits. This was a deficit the Rangers were simply unable to come back from.
The real goat of this game is Elvis Andrus. The shortstop had two errors in the game and was 0 for 3, the second error was on a ball thrown lazily to first. After this error Washington yanked Andrus from his last at bat in favor of utility infielder Andres Blanco.
Offensively no one did anything of note .Only Adrian Beltre and Yorvit Torrealba had hits in this game. For one of the most powerful lineups in baseball, they sure haven’t been able to get anything going. It will take time for the new hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh to get acclimated to the team. We only hope as Rangers fans that they get it together quickly.
The boys get a day off tomorrow and play three games in the Bronx against the Yankees. Maybe the increased competition will get the Rangers back into their business socks.