That’s all folks!
Unfortunately, the run differential tiebreaker goes to the Astros so the Silver Boot will remain in Houston. A devastating blow, no doubt, but the weekend wins also means that the Astros will go into the postseason with the indignity of a below .500 record courtesy of the Rangers.
It was a short — but somehow long? — unusual, trying, difficult, unpleasant, weird, and an incredibly Texas Rangers as a adjective on a franchise macro level kind of season. The Rangers weren’t good but it was the Rangers and it was baseball and it won’t be around for a long time again and I will miss it.
Player of the Game: Shin-Soo Choo’s time with the Texas Rangers is more than likely up. It’s possible that his baseball career will have reached an end as well. If so, Choo went out in a way that exemplified his time with Texas as he led off the game by reaching base just as he did so many times during his seven seasons with the Rangers.
Thanks for the memories, Choo!
Up Next: The cold dark.