Texas Rangers: From Bad to Worse
By Ben Dieter
May 4, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) react to an inside pitch from Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen (not pictured) in the 4th inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
If you have read much of what I have written on this site and my other site, then you know that I like to try to keep it positive, but there is really not much to keep positive about right now while the Texas Rangers are playing the Rockies. The Texas Rangers have been out hit, out pitched, our defensed, and just plain out played by the Colorado team.
Adrian Beltre hit his 100 home run in a Texas Rangers uniform last night, but it didn’t mean a great deal since not a lot of people were still paying attention to the game by that point. The Texas Rangers were blown out for the third game in a row, and they have now been outscored by the Rockies 29-5. And remember, Adrian Beltre was responsible for all 3 runs the last two games. That means the remainder of the Texas Rangers have combined for 2 runs in three games so far while the pitching has given up 29. I would call that a lack of run support.
The Texas Rangers are batting .263 for the series, while the Rockies are batting .305. The Texas Rangers team is even getting on base, they just can’t score. I don’t know who to lay the blame on right now, but something needs to change, and it needs to change quickly. May is starting off very poorly for the Texas Rangers, and if they continue reeling like they are right now, it is going to be a long weekend against Boston. All we can hope for is that the Texas Rangers somehow find a way to turn it around in a hurry, or we could have another season of “done by the All-Star break”. They are down but not out. Lets hope they don’t get out anytime soon.