Aug 19, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin (2) beats the throw to Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace (29) after bunting during the third inning of a baseball game at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers are Six Games from Their Destiny


Sep 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Rangers base runner Leonys Martin (2) dives back to first safely against Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

It’s almost as if the Texas Rangers enjoy breaking our hearts, isn’t it? The Rangers just completed their “must-win” series against the Kansas City Royals and … lost. After a series of excellent pitching and pathetic batting the Rangers managed to lose 2 of 3 games in KC.

Before the game a valid argument could be made that the Rangers needed to sweep the Royals. And that a simple 2 of 3 would not suffice given the remaining schedule for Texas vs. the remaining schedule for Cleveland. Why care about Cleveland? As most of you know, they are now what stands in the way between the Rangers and last Wild Card spot.

Cleveland has a ridiculously easy schedule going forward. They face the 65-90 Twins and the 61-94 White Sox. Both teams are on autopilot now and series victories against each are almost guaranteed.  The Rangers play the 51-105 Astros followed by the 76-79 LA Angels.  The Astros are always a welcomed sight but the Angels are much scarier than even their record implies.

This series against the Astros really needs to be a sweep for the Rangers to feel good entering the final showdown with the Angels. The Rangers just won game one in convincing fashion. One down. Two to go.

Rangers Vs. Astros

Tuesday, September 24th

8:05 pm

Rangers Pitcher: Darvish

 

Wednesday, September 25th

8:05 pm

Rangers Pitcher: Perez

 

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