Texas Rangers: Another Series Another Disappointment

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo /

The Texas Rangers suffer another series-loss. That makes it three in a row. Texas is 3-7 in their last ten games. Furthermore, they’re at least five games back in the wild-card standings. Even worse, they officially lost the American League West title, though that was seen coming.

The Texas Rangers still are not officially out of playoff contention, but being over five games behind in the wild card with 12 games remaining, the Rangers are likely playing for pride now. As said before whether it’s for pride or not, there’s never an excuse to not put an effort to win.

3-7 in their last ten is not good in any way shape or form. After an embarrassing series at home against the Mariners, Texas was hoping to come into Anaheim to make up for it, but it didn’t happen. For now, all Texas can do is accept their series loss and move on. That’s what they should do.

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Another tough series, though not exactly embarrassing. Game one saw Texas show resilience and concentration and only coming up short at the end. Game two saw Cole Hamels pitch very well only to be provided with run support from the bats who finished 3-for-29 that night, resulting in 2-0 loss, giving Hamels his fourth loss this season. Game three saw a hard-fought 4-2 win that at least spared the Rangers the embarrassment of being swept.

The Rangers are now heading to Seattle for a three-game series. Earlier this week, Seattle was in Arlington for a four-game series. Texas went 1-3 in that series with each loss by more than six runs. Texas cannot let Seattle embarrass them like that again. With the few remaining games, Texas can’t afford any more embarrassing and effort-less losses anymore.