This is how the Rangers can turn it around. Following back-to-back series wins against San Francisco and Arizona, they swept the Astros and now face the last place Padres. A series win here would get them a 9-3 record in the four interleague series which is a very good sign for a team trying to turn it around. Yes, they aren’t the best teams but if Texas can’t beat these teams who would they beat?
San Diego is struggling mightily and might be one of the teams with the worst luck in baseball this year and their talent isn’t good enough to compensate which is why they sit way back in the NL West.
The Rangers have historically struggled in San Diego, although they have never played a regular season game at Petco Park and haven’t played in San Diego since 2001.
Series at a Glance
Texas Record: 37-27 (1st AL West)
San Diego Record: 24-43 (5th NL West, 18 GB)
Lifetime Series: 12-10 San Diego
Record at San Diego: 2-6
For more information on the Padres see FanSided’s Padres page, Chicken Friars.