May 29, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers shortstopHanser Alberto
(68) hits an rbi triple for his first major league hit during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
This was an interesting week for the Texas Rangers. The team had a seven game winning streak that was ended after they dropped two straight games and Josh Hamilton played his first home game since returning to the team. The Rangers have won three straight series and with a win today will at least split the current home series against the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers have called up their top prospect Chi Chi Gonzalez for a start today although it is unclear whether this will be a spot start for Gonzalez or a permanent position.
The Rangers also traded away Carlos Peguero to the Red Sox earlier this week for cash after Peguero had been designated for assignment early last week. Peguero has appeared in each of the first two games of the series but has not yet gotten a hit.
So, which players were a crucial part of the Texas Rangers success last week? Which players struggled, as the Rangers were able to overcome their issues and win anyway? Let’s take a look back at the week that was for the Rangers, as we see which players were hot, and which were not.
Let us begin with those who struggled last week.
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