The Texas Rangers pulled off quite a miracle against the New York Yankees. Going from losing against the worst team in the league to taking two games out of three against New York.
The Texas Rangers could have easily been swept by the New York Yankees, but the Rangers came ready to play. Texas came in concentrated, and it paid off well as they were able to play well enough to pull off a much-needed series win.
Concentration helped in the series finale and the fact that they were able to stay concentrated only enabled them further.
If the Texas Rangers can build on this series-win, they can become a playoff contender again. In order for them to do so, they’ll need to continue to win series.
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Now that the Texas Rangers have taken care of business against the New York Yankees, it’s time for them to focus on the Kansas City Royals — who are coming to town for a four-game series.
The Rangers can’t afford to lose their momentum so they’ll need to do whatever it takes to win this series.
Winning their series against Royals will only raise hopes and improve mentality ultimately increasing confidence and positivity in the Texas clubhouse.
The bats will need to stay awake, and the Rangers need to score some runs and prevent K.C. from attempting any comeback at all costs.
That’s where the pitching comes in. The team will need to be effective as a team, and both sides of the ball will have to be ready for anything.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx is taking the mound for the Texas Rangers in game one. Bibens-Dirkx, who was Texas’ Rookie of the Year award winner last season started this season in AAA Round Rock. It’s time for him to pick up where he left off last season in Arlington.