The Texas Rangers are coming off one of their best weekends of the year, and it couldn’t come at a better time.
With July fast approaching, the organization’s draft and trade deadline plans should start coming into focus, as both major events occur in the upcoming month. The Rangers will of course be picking 2nd in the draft and will be sellers on and around the July 30 trading deadline.
In addition, the 2021 All-Star Game in Colorado is around the bend, with the Rangers likely to send a couple of representatives to the Midsummer Classic.
It’s all coming together for the Texas Rangers, as we begin to say farewell to June and hello to perhaps the most important month of the season for the team. Here are 4 takeaways from an awesome and important last weekend of June.
Takeaway #1: Texas Rangers get first sweep in over a month
You won’t see this team achieve many sweeps in 2021, so the few that they’ve managed to pull off this season should be relished.
Sure, the Texas Rangers have a random but definitive ownership of the KC Royals that dates back decades, but hey, a sweep is a sweep.
Runs were scored in droves, the pitching stepped up and the Rangers were able to secure arguably 3 of their most complete team wins this season, never mind the fact that they were also consecutive in nature, which is the cherry on top.
Down the Texas Rangers might be in the standings and in baseball overall, but they’re not playing as though they’re completely out of the picture and were rewarded with their first sweep since disposing of the Astros at home in late May.