Jeff Wilson recaps the 8-4 series-sweeping loss to the Seattle Mariners that punted the Rangers down to worst in baseball.
T.R. Sullivan reviews Monday’s latest loss where, in addition to getting swept in a four-game series in Seattle for the first time since 1996, the Rangers also saw Shin-Soo Choo injure his wrist.
Sam Blum writes over at the DMN that manager Chris Woodward thinks losing sucks as the Rangers recorded a near franchise-worst 3-18 stretch.
One benefit to losing spectacularly in a lost season, as Wilson notes in his reaction to Monday’s events, is you can end up with a top draft pick. For example, the Rangers would currently pick 1st overall as the worst team in baseball.
Sullivan notes that the Rangers are still trying to figure out if they want to bring in a veteran or let a green prospect pitch in Saturday’s upcoming doubleheader with Oakland.
“With Jonathan [Hernandez] throwing as well as he has this year, it still burns in the back of our minds — can this guy be a starter? Because his strike percentage was so much better,” Woodward said.
Wilson writes that the Rangers have come crawling back to Ronald Guzman at first base because they know he won’t be a liability in the field and he’s got the power in his bat to tantalize.
And, finally, sure the Rangers are baseball’s worst team but at least they have a top shoulder patch!