The Texas Rangers wrap up their series against Houston. They finished it in a humiliating fashion as they were swept. They’ve now been swept in two consecutive series. As a result, the Rangers’ losing streak increases to six games and they’re officially out of the playoffs. Furthermore, they no longer have the Silver Boot.
It doesn’t look like the Texas Rangers will finish the season with their heads up. The way their last six games have gone, the Rangers must be disoriented.
Last week, after miraculously sweeping the Mariners, the Rangers were 2.5 games back in the wild-card standings and they had a decent chance for the playoffs. However, after finishing the Seattle series, the Rangers were in Oakland where they were swept, which resulted in their playoff chances going up in smoke.
This series was Texas’ chance to retain the Silver Boot award. Consequently, the Rangers couldn’t retain it and instead lost it in a humiliating fashion.
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Without a doubt, this series may have been Texas’ worse this season. Being outscored 37-7 at home is going to hurt this team. Perhaps for a long time.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. The reason to why Texas was swept this way is simple; They didn’t focus and perhaps didn’t even try. They played terrible baseball. When that happens, you don’t win.
Now, the Rangers just have one more series to go. The Oakland Athletics come to Arlington tomorrow for a four-game series. In any case, the Rangers need to cut it out with the lack of effort and lack of focus.
It would be sad if Texas was to lose their last four. If that were to happen, the Rangers would probably finish last in the American League West. One more series to go. Texas needs to play hard and go down swinging.
One more series to go. Texas needs to play hard and go down swinging. The Rangers need to accept the fact that they blew their chance to go the playoffs and they need to move on. Move on and play good baseball in this season’s last four games.