Aug 17, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nick Tepesch (23) throws during the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers Lose Another Winnable Game

The Texas Rangers continue to lose winnable game, which I supposed is what has them 29 games under .500 right now. According the T.R. Sullivan of texasrangers.com, The Rangers were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, missing chances to build more than a two-run lead early.

The Rangers were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, missing chances to build more than a two-run lead early.
I tweeted early in the game that the Rangers needed a big inning when they had bases loaded with no outs in the second inning, but instead Carp floundered on the first pitch and hit into a double play, and the Rangers were only able to push one run across.

 

Nick Tepesch had a great first inning, but struggled for the rest of his outing, which did not even last 5 innings tonight. He left with two runners on and Roman Mendez came on, who has been very good so far. He allowed an infield singe, and then threw one bad pitch with the bases loaded, and, you guessed it, the final of the game was 4-2 Houston.

 

The offense after exploding for 12 runs was once again tepid at best, just not able to string anything together and Jim Adduci left the game after landing hard on his head catching a foul ball that both he and Rougned Odor were going after. All in all it was another frustrating game because the Rangers should have won it.

 

They can still win the series, but the silver boot is all but lost. The Rangers would pretty much have to win out at this point against Houston to retain the Silver Boot, and  I just don’t see that happening. Game 2 is tonight. Enjoy.

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