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Series Preview: Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros - New Boot Goofin'

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The Rangers make their final trip to Houston in 2014 with only a series win keeping the Silver Boot from Nolan Ryan's evil clutches

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Series Schedule:

Thursday, August 28 7:10: RHP Collin McHugh vs. RHP Nick Tepesch

Friday, August 29 7:10: LHP Brett Oberholtzer vs. RHP Scott Baker

Saturday, August 30 6:10: RHP Scott Feldman vs. RHP Miles Mikolas

Sunday, August 31 1:10: LHP Dallas Keuchel vs. RHP Nick Martinez

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Here are the official Tank 2014 outcomes facing the Rangers come Monday morning:

  • Rangers sweep - The Rangers are ahead of the Astros in the standings by 1 game and are two wins from the Boot
  • Rangers win 3 of 4 - The Rangers trail the Astros in the standings by 1 game and are three wins from the Boot
  • Rangers and Astros each win 2 games - The Rangers trail the Astros in the standings by 3 games and Houston grabs the Boot
  • Astros win 3 of 4 - The Rangers trail the Astros in the standings by 5 games and Houston grabs the Boot
  • Astros sweep - The Rangers trail the Astros in the standings by 7 games and Houston grabs the Boot

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Houston Astros (56-78, 4th Place in AL West)

Rangers' Record vs. Houston: 4-8 (2-4 at Minute Maid Park)

Houston's Recent Results: 1-2 home series loss against the Oakland Athletics

Houston's Home Record: 30-38

Minute Maid Park Park Factors (LHB/RHB): HR: 117/109 - Runs: 104/99

SB Nation Astros Blog: The Crawfish Boxes

Questions to Answer:

  • Will Nolan send JD Snapchats of Jackie Moore drinking a Shiner out of the Silver Boot?
  • Who is your Return of the McLemore Approved Player to Watch in this series? (I'm curious to see if the Rangers will ever lose again when Tomas Telis starts.)
  • Over/Under: 2.5 times Adam Rosales negatively impacts the Rangers' hopes of getting the No. 1 pick during this series?
  • What's your guess for line (IP/H/K/BB/ER) by Scott Baker on Friday as he tries to win a third straight appearance?
  • Yea or Nay: The Rangers leave Houston without the Silver Boot for the first time since 2006?