Over two-thirds through the 2012-2013, the Texas Rangers look formidable but not unbeatable. There are strengths and there are weaknesses, and solutions to be had for the imperfect. One such elixir, the Rangers hope, is Alex Rios, who they acquired this week. Rios has struggled at times but has bountiful pop and is more than serviceable. He’ll be expected to fill part of the void created by Nelson Cruz’s untimely steroid suspension. With the Rangers sitting in a dog fight with the A’s for first in the West, TiqIQ breaks down the prices for Texas Rangers tickets for this upcoming home stand. The good news for Rangers fans is that for cheap seats are readily available at the Ballpark in Arlington–as low as $3. Here’s how those series break down.
- 7/13 vs Brewers – Avg: $38 | Get-in price: $3
- 7/14 vs Brewers – Avg: $37 | Get-in price: $3
The series average for this set is $37.50, 45% below the Rangers’ season average at home.
- 7/16 vs Mariners – Avg: $60 | Get-in price: $3
- 7/17 vs Mariners – Avg: $63 | Get-in price: $4
- 7/18 vs Mariners – Avg: $74 | Get-in price:$3
Cheap seats aplenty again. Still, the average for this series is relatively “back to normal” for Rangers fans at $66, 3% below the team’s season average at home.
- 7/19 vs Astros – Avg: $71 | Get-in price: $2
- 7/20 vs Astros – Avg: $81 | Get-in price: $4
- 7/21 vs Astros – $66 | Get-in price: $4
When interstate rivals come into town, prices typically rise, which is the case with this matchup. The series average is $73, which actually comes out 7% higher than the Ranger’s home average. Newly acquired starter Matt Garza should help bolster a Rangers staff that too heavily relies on aces Derek Holland and Yu Darvish at times. Both guys are workhorses, and could carry the Rangers down the stretch, but they will need help elsewhere to make this more comfortable as they try to put some distance between themselves and Oakland. Starter Alexi Ogando has been good in spurts, but he rarely goes more than five innings for the team. That’s a problem when your bullpen enters a game knowing they’re going to have to pitch almost half of the game. Plus, right-handed batters hit almost .300 off Ogando. The dog days of summer are here and the Rangers are right there ready to snatch up another division. Remember to check out TiqIQ.com for the best deals on Texas Rangers tickets for all big games down the stretch.