Last night, the Texas Rangers suffered a brutal and humiliating 11-2 loss to the Houston Astros. As a result, the Rangers lose their Silver Boot. Their losing streak increases to four games, pushing them six games back in the wild-card standings. Perhaps it’s safe to say the team has fallen apart.
After sweeping Seattle last week, the Texas Rangers had a chance of getting into the playoffs. Unfortunately, they went on to be swept by the Oakland Athletics, which was pretty much the turning point as far as the possibility of a playoff spot was going.
Last night’s 11-2 loss may as well be the exclamation point. The Rangers started off well with a 2-0 lead only to fall apart and get humiliated.
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Truth be told, it looks as though the team has given up on themselves. They not only could have won their series in Oakland, but the truth is they should have won it. But they did not get the job done. Had they won and possibly swept Oakland, they’d have come into this Houston series with confidence and momentum.
Overall, the Rangers had numerous chances this season to turn things around. And they couldn’t get the job done. Now the Rangers have to accept that and move on. They have to learn from the fact that they’ve failed and come back next season bigger, better, and stronger.
They need to play their final six games and put an effort to win them so they can wrap up their 2017 season with their heads up and with some pride.