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Texas Rangers Series Preview and Week in Review

A look back on the week that was, and a preview of the three game set against the Angels

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

We got beanie Rangers and we got bandit Rangers, what more could you want in a week? Other than some more wins because beggars can’t be choosers ok? We can’t have it all!

The Rangers went 3-4 this week, which isn’t too terrible right? Considering they seemed to get better at getting runners on base in the series against Toronto... next step is to actually get them in.

They’re now 4-7 this season... does it help that they have a better win percentage than the Dodgers? And the Rangers are usually meh in April, right? I’m gonna be optimistic until June, ok? Let’s just enjoy Gallo bombs and power hitter Elvis and pretend standings don’t matter.

Be honest, how many of y’all just yelled at me threw the screen? Did you get an eye twitch?

They split the four game series in Oakland which is also a good sing considering a number of people seem to think the Rangers will be the fifth team in the AL West instead of the A’s.

And hey, Carlos Tocci finally got his first major league hit, things are looking up y’all!

I’m gonna go ahead and cram in a quick preview for the Rangers series against the Angels. This is all a little rushed just because I have a Media Law and Ethics test I haven’t started studying for so sorry for rushing through this. Promise it won’t happen again.

Series Preview

Rangers will play the Angels in a three game home series before they get their first off day of the season. Luckily they won’t have to face Shohei Ohtani... at least not on the mound. He’ll more than likely be in their lineup. For all the talk during spring training about maybe Ohtani isn’t ready for the majors and maybe he should start in the minors, after going 6.1 perfect innings against the A’s on Sunday and hitting homers in three straight games, this dude is terrifying.

Our old pal Ian Kinsler will be traveling with the team to Texas and eligible to play in Tuesday’s game. He’s been on the 10-day DL since March 31 with a strained groin.

Game Matchups:

Monday: Garrett Richards, gave up just one hit (2-run HR) in his last start against Cleveland in 5.2 innings of work. Doug Fister will start for the Rangers

Tuesday: Tyler Skaggs will take the mound for the Angels. Elvis has the most at-bats against him with 16 with four RBIs and a home run. Martin Perez will pitch his second game of the season and face the Angels for the 13th time (his 12th start, he has one relief appearance against them.)

Wednesday: The Angels’s starting pitcher is still TBD but Matt Moore will make the start for the Rangers. He faced the Angels last year with San Francisco and went 6.2 innings and gave up just two runs. He got the win in the 4-2 game.

p.s. here’s Beltre in a ski mask, hoodie, and beanie to bless this week for the Rangers.