Season record: 50-49
Week 17 record: 0-5
Series record: 14-10, 8 splits
The Texas Rangers have sufficiently squashed any hope they had for contending. Now just a game above .500, in fourth place in the division, and 6.5 games back in the Wild Card, the Rangers have fallen back down to Earth hard.
Swept in a two game series against Arizona at home and then swept in three games by the Astros in Houston, the Rangers are now in a seven game losing streak. They’re headed to Seattle for a three game series, where they could potentially get out of their funk, which is desperately needed — especially before going to Oakland for a four game series. The same Oakland team that is now second in the American League West, 6.5 games back in the division, and the second place wild card team.
The entire lineup has just gone completely cold except for Danny Santana — though even he can’t single handedly win games. I know I literally just wrote about the Rangers staying where they are, not buying or selling, but that was before this weekend’s series, when I was a more hopeful person.
So with 10 days until the deadline, the Rangers are going to sell. Most likely, Mike Minor and possibly Lance Lynn, though I’m surprised there isn’t more talk about Hunter Pence being dealt too.
I realize this is a short recap but this was a terrible, awful week for the Rangers, do we really want to relive that? I sure don’t.
Here’s hoping for some, at the very least, entertaining west coast games this week!