Texas Rangers: Offense Has Been In A Slump As Of Late

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Apr 24, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo (17) reacts to a called strike in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo (17) reacts to a called strike in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers are not having much success from the bats as of late. Lately, the offense has been quiet. They’re not hitting and scoring much. They’re leaving too many players on base, which gets them nowhere.They need to find a way out of this hole and they need to do it quick.

The offense is 60-for-322 in their last three series including 73 strikeouts. Just about the entire lineup is struggling. Just over a week or so ago, the Texas Rangers were first in the league in runs scored. Now, they’re tenth with a total of 88 runs scored. In the last eight games, they’ve only scored 26 runs.

Despite dropping nine spots in runs scored in the league, Texas is fourth in the American League in runs scored. That’s very good, despite the offense’s slow performance as of late. On a positive note, they’re ahead of Houston in runs scored.

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Texas is 26th in the league in hits with 140, however, they’re third in the league in home runs with 28. Even better, they’re ahead of Houston. As a matter of fact, they’re ahead of all the other A.L. West teams in homers. So overall, despite the slump, the offense is still in respectable ranks. Regardless, they need to wake up.

Joey Gallo is 7-for-32 in his last ten games. Nomar Mazara and Rougned Odor are both 6-for-39 in their last ten games. Carlos Gomez is 10-for-40 in his last ten, Shin-Soo Choo 7-for-32, Elvis Andrus 9-for-38 and Mike Napoli 6-for-36. Jonathan Lucroy has gone 8-for-38 in his last ten.

In their first against the Minnesota Twins last night, Texas found themselves trailing 3-2 in the fifth inning. The pitching managed to not allow Minnesota to inflict more damage, but the offense couldn’t find a way to tie the game and possibly go for the win. Offense left a total of six players left on base.

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Tonight, Texas resumes their series against the Twins. Let’s hope the offense is able to score some runs and hopefully not leave too many players on base.

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