Texas Rangers Weekly Report 10: Mistakes were made against the Astros
The Texas Rangers had a good weekend on the road in Chicago against the White Sox. With the rain behind them, the Rangers were able to take two out of the three games against the White Sox to win the series. The Rangers might’ve played so well, they even caused a rift between Southside players and coaches on Monday.
Things turned south, though, when the Texas Rangers returned home to take on the Houston Astros. The team won just a singular game against the Astros, despite having a chance to take the series if not for a late collapse in the second game. Apparently, the Rangers have to work on scouting Houston a bit better for the next time we play them.
Find out who made the lists this week in the 10th edition of the 2022 Texas Rangers Weekly Report.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot
The highlight of the week is when Brad Miller was able to drive in a run against the Astros on Monday night. The Astros shifted on over to anticipate where Miller usually hits the ball and well he had other plans.
After the game, Brad Miller was interviewed by reporter Emily Jones when he got surprised by a traditional Rangers Postgame interview Gatorade bath. He was so confused since all he hit was a go-ahead single. Such a good guy to have on the team and in your clubhouse.
Duran is hitting like he is planning on staying up here in Arlington for the remainder of the season. Over the last week, Duran has eight hits, one home run, four RBI’s and has scored five runs.
I’d hate to be Chris Young and Josh Daniels when Josh Smith gets back later next week, as they’re going to have to make some tough decisions to keep both rookies on the roster.
Rangers Double-A Pitchers
Congratulations are in order for some of the Roughrider’s top pitchers being promoted to Triple-A Round Rock. Chase Lee and Cole Ragans are officially moving on up and one step closer to making the big leagues. Don’t be surprised if fans see one or both of these pitchers in a Rangers Jersey this season.
Lowe’s offense has really taken off over the course of this past week. During that time, Lowe had 10 hits, two homers, four RBI’s and scored five runs. He’s not always consistent, but when he hits, he’s as good as anyone in this lineup.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Not Hot
Once again, Woodward made a horrible management decision this season in the final game against the Astros on Wednesday afternoon. With Glenn Otto still out due to Covid, he turned to Tyson Miller to start and things went downhill out of the gate.
Miller only lasted the first inning since he gave up six runs in that frame. Why not start one of our other four starters like Martin Perez or start Matt Moore? Brock Burke? Anyone else? Woody had other options he could have started in place of Miller. Instead, the Astros “hit the nitrous button” and left the Rangers in the dust.
Seager made a pretty bone-headed play in the field. Instead of turning a double play, he threw home and everyone was safe. The next batter smacked a go-ahead home run into the crowd and won the game for the Astros. The Rangers would have most likely gone on to win the game and the series had Seager simply turned the double play.
His defense is very concerning, and he’s not hitting enough to make up for it.
I don’t know where to start with our infield but over the last week, but I’ve seen tons of fielding errors that shouldn’t be happening at the big league level. They need to make sure the ball is in the glove before making a throw to any base. The last thing the Rangers need is for these to happen during pivotal games in the fall if they are in a position to make the postseason.
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