The Texas Rangers couldn’t pull off the series win, but at least they managed to split it. A win certainly would have been better, but what’s important is that they avoided a loss.
The Texas Rangers were coming off a fantastic series win against the New York Yankees, and they needed to build on their momentum. Despite splitting the series, the Rangers did play effectively after a bad outing in the series’ first game which the Rangers lost 8-2.
This series split raises little more hope as well as confidence and positivity in the clubhouse. The Rangers need to continue building on the good baseball they’ve played in their last two series.
The Rangers are now on their way to Seattle for a four-game series.
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The Mariners have won three straight series and are coming off a sweeping of the Minnesota Twins. Seattle’s 8-2 in their last ten, so the Rangers better be ready for anything.
No doubt, the Rangers are going to have their hands full on this one. But if the Rangers were able to take care of business against New York, then there’s no reason they can’t do the same against Seattle. The team needs to take the field ready and focused.
Doug Fister is taking the mound for Game 1. Fister has lost four straight and his first and only win this season came during the Opening Day series.
Fister has been struggling, and he may be in for another difficult outing, but it’s a possibility that he may find his groove and pitch a good game. He’ll need the support of the batting lineup, as well.
The Texas Rangers need to continue to play effectively. They’ve got some momentum going, and it would not be good if it all went away.