Texas Rangers: The struggles continue with losses

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 19: Kyle Lohse
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 19: Kyle Lohse /

The Texas Rangers have lost two consecutive series since winning their first on April 15th. The Rangers now find themselves 9-17 at the bottom of the American League West standings.

Injuries continue plaguing the Texas Rangers, as they just lost third basemen Adrian Beltre to a hamstring strain. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is filling in for Beltre, according to Texas Rangers manager, Jeff Banister.

Adrian Beltre joins Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor. While the injuries are hurting the Texas Rangers, they’re allowing them to give opportunities to their young prospects. Ronald Guzman and Kiner-Falefa have been doing well so far.

The Texas Rangers keep digging themselves deeper and deeper into a dark hole. If they can’t turn things around quickly, they’re going to be buried, which will put them out of playoff contention.

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Managing to avoid sweeps in their last two series is good, but unfortunately, it’s not enough. Winning one game out of three will not raise hopes and boost confidence.

Instead, it brings more doubt and negativity among the clubhouse. The first month of the season is about to end, and the Texas Rangers need to start winning more often.

The Texas Rangers will be in Toronto on Friday for a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. If the Texas Rangers can win that series, it’ll be a start to a big change to the season. There’s no more time to waste.

The most significant woe for the Texas Rangers this season besides the injuries is the lack of concentration within in the club. But, this team has been in this situation before. In 2015, they were 7-14 and nearly at the bottom of the rankings of the entire league.

They were able to turn it around, and they went on to win the American League West. There’s no doubt that they can do it again.

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The time is now to turn it around in Arlington.