The Texas Rangers have a chance to tie if not beat their franchise record of 96 wins. Now they would have to win out through these last 3 games versus the Tampa Bay Rays but it is likely that they may do that.
Your Texas Rangers are currently 94-65 and have an opportunity with 3 games left in the 2016 season to win out and set a new franchise record for wins! The current franchise wins record was set by the 2011 team that went 96-66 in that magical year.
Fast forward to a whole new lineup that only has a couple of players from that team still left and the feel of the clubhouse and atmosphere is somewhat better than what it was then. That is not a shot at the 2011 clubhouse but it is an observation because of the moves the Rangers have made in 2016 and how they all seem to have worked out for the squad.
The Rangers begin this last series of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays by sending out Yu Darvish to the mound to face Matt Andriese. Yu is in the first year back from Tommy Johns surgery and has struggled through much of September but he dazzled in his last outing. That outing occurred on the day following the Texas Rangers division clinching win and he had the “b” team playing behind him.
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The following game will be Ranger Colby Lewis taking the mound against Jake Odorizzi. If you remember back around the trade deadline there were interesting talks in the Rangers trying to trade for one of the Tampa Bay starting pitchers. Odorizzi looked to be the most possible trade to occur if it would have, but it didn’t and the Rangers persisted to this point with the best record in the A.L.. Colby Lewis will look to continue to fine tune his performance in his last start before the playoffs, coming off of a struggling start his last time out.
Martin Perez will be the last pitcher to start for the Texas Rangers in the regular season. He will be facing a Rays starter in Chase Whitley who is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Perez is quite good at home so lets hope that he can provide one more great outing to send the Rangers into the playoffs hot.
The Texas Rangers have a good chance to set this record as well as possibly improve on the MLB bullpen record in wins that they tied the other day at 41 for the season. Do you think that the Texas Rangers will win out and set this overall win record or even just tie it?