Apr 1, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman (46) pitches during the second inning against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers finished the first week of the season with a record of 3-3, which shouldn’t have any Texas Rangers fans worried if they are looking at the American League West after on week. Three of the five teams are 3-3, with the two exceptions being the Seattle Mariners (4-2) and the L.A. Angels of Anaheim (2-4).
The first week of the season doesn’t really tell us anything about our team, especially since the Texas Rangers are missing three starters that will be pitching in the next three months in Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison and Derek Holland. Colby could be back as soon as this week or next, and Harrison is not very far behind. So what did week one of the MLB season tell us about the Texas Rangers division? It told us that these teams are on a pretty even playing field right now. The Astros started hot by taking two out of three from the Yankees, and then lost two out of three from the Angels. The Texas Rangers did the same with the Phillies and the Rays, and everyone else is there as well. The Texas Rangers are treading water until everyone is back healthy, and that seems to be working in the division right now.
The Texas Rangers have the Red Sox and then the Astros coming up this week, and the Rangers have dominated the Red Sox and the Astros over the past few seasons. The Rangers could have a good week or they could come out 3-3 again. We will just have to wait and see.