The Texas Rangers just can’t seem to find their groove. They’ve lost six of their last nine games, which includes losing two series and splitting one.
The hole the Texas Rangers dug themselves in just got deeper and there closer to officially burying themselves away from playoff contention. At this point, the team is still lacking concentration, as well as motivation. There’s a serious lack of positivity in the clubhouse.
The Rangers lost a four-game series to a terrible Chicago White Sox team that came into this series with a 10-27 record. This came before they tied it up in a two-game series against the Mariners in Seattle and losing a series in Houston. This all came after the Rangers picked a respectable series win at home against the Detroit Tigers.
The Rangers should have been able to get it done in Chicago. But somehow they could not find the required mentality to get the job done. The Rangers are 18-30 and still at the bottom of the American League West standings.
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The Rangers are headed back to home to Arlington where they’ll be taking on the New York Yankees. The Yankees have been on a tear so far this season and they’re 12-3 this month. So the Rangers are certainly going to have their hands full.
Bartolo Colon is taking the mound for game one and he squares off with Masahiro Tanaka. Colon is coming off a spectacular start against Seattle where he allowed no runs on four hits, striking out three batters.
This is a series the Rangers cannot afford to lose. While the odds are definitely not in their favor, the possibility of them winning this series is scarce, but it is possible.
They need to pull themselves together and play effective baseball. If they can start this series focused and if they can remain focused, they can pull it off.
The Texas Rangers have dug themselves deep enough and cannot afford to dig themselves deeper. As said earlier, they’re on the verge of being buried.