The Rangers still aren’t out of the American League Wild Card race just yet. They desperately need a strong series to turn them around. Can the Rangers put it together and beat the Red Sox?
It’s not over just yet for the Texas Rangers, but things have to change in a hurry. This is an important series for Texas against the first place Boston Red Sox. A must-win series, so Texas can finally get some momentum on their side.
Currently the Rangers sit at 40-42 and two games out of the AL Wild Card. The AL West is pretty much over at this point, so let’s focus on the Wild Card. The Rangers roster is talented enough to easily make the playoffs, but they just can’t put it together.
The biggest issue has been the lack of consistency from the bullpen. No one seems to be able to hold the lead, and it continues to cost the Rangers games. They recently acquired veteran Jason Grilli to solidify the bullpen.
It’s clear the Rangers have the ability to be a playoff team, but can’t put it together. What do they need to do in order to fix this sinking ship?