Texas Rangers: Team Gets Crushed By Seattle 9-0

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Sep 2, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher A.J. Griffin (64) walks off the mound after being relieved in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Sean Pokorny-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 2, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher A.J. Griffin (64) walks off the mound after being relieved in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Sean Pokorny-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers have suffered another humiliating loss. They’re now 2-8 and still at the bottom of the Cactus League Standings. Opening Day is 28 days away. The Rangers need to get on the win column. They need to pick up the pace.

Overall, a poor performance by the Texas Rangers. There are a lot of negatives that need to be converted into positives. Rangers fans are beginning to panic.

Offense had a rough day. Going 3-for-31 doesn’t pave the way to a victory. On the contrary, it leads to a humiliating loss. To add insult to injury, they struck out nine times. On a positive note, the starters didn’t play except Adrian Beltre, who went 0-for-2. Offense has been struggling lately, including the starters. Offense has been striking out a lot lately and they’ve been lacking a high number of hits. Texas needs to resolve this issue and they need to do it fast.

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A.J. Griffin made his third appearance. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn to be good. He went 2.2 innings, allowing six hits, surrendering six runs, and striking out three batters. Right now, Griffin is in a tough situation and he’s at a possible risk of not making the roster.

Bullpen managed to do all right. Preston Claiborne, who took over when Griffin was pulled only last for 0.1 of an inning, allowing one hit and striking out one batter. Jose Leclerc and Alex Claudio each pitched one inning, allowing no hits, surrendering no runs, and striking out zero batters. Eddie Gamboa pitched 2.0 innings, allowing two hits, surrendering three runs, and striking out one batter. He was then relieved by Brady Dragmire, who went pitching 1.0 of an inning, allowing one hit, surrendering no runs, and striking out zero batters.

Tomorrow, Texas will take on Colorado. Let’s hope they’ll have better luck. The negativity with the team needs to come to an end.

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