Jul 9, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) reacts after giving up a home run during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers on pace for their worst July


The Texas Rangers just can’t seem to get back in the win column.    They only have a single win for the month of July and it doesn’t appear they’ll ever win another game.  They were recently swept by the Houston Astros at home.  That’s something the Astros haven’t done since 2003.

It wasn’t like those that series was even close.  The Astros beat the Rangers over the series to a score of 28 to 14.  And honestly, it probably should have been worse than that.  From starting pitcher, to bullpen, to defense and even offense, the Rangers were out matched.

After the game Alex Rios made a comment about the season.

Even with Yu Darvish on the mound the Rangers can’t manage to win a game.  The last time Darvish managed to get a win was back on June 28 against the Twins.  He’s usually a sure thing against the Astros, but yesterday it seemed that every ball was hit hard and there wasn’t a Rangers near the ball to catch it.

July 5, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton (32), first baseman Albert Pujols (5), left fielder Grant Green (10) and center fielder Mike Trout (27) celebrate the 11-5 victory against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Starting today, the Texas Rangers will host the Los Angeles Angels for a 4 game set.  The Angels are not the same beaten down team they have been in the past several year.  This year they pitching is a lot better and their sluggers, such as Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, are killing the ball.  The Angels will be very tough for the Rangers to handle this time.  Also, the Rangers won’t be able to pick on Ernesto Frieri.  Over the past few years the Rangers have owned the Angel’s closer.  But, they recently traded Frieri to the Pirates.

No one probably expected the Rangers to be swept by the Astros, but if they continue to play like they have been then you should expect them to be swept by the Angels.  It’s not all bad, at this point the Texas Rangers are simply focusing on 2015.  At this pace, the Texas Rangers will only win 3 games this month.  They haven’t admitted it yet, but this season is lost.

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