By Lew Patton
Sunday, 5/3/15, the Rangers went 1 and 5 for the week. That is 1 win out of 6 tries for the team. As a fan, you (I), try to be positive about the Texas Rangers. Let’s see if we can do that.
Several players have now risen above the Mendoza line (.200) for a batting average. Yay.
Here are the rest: (cough, cough Choo)
Good to see Beltre get out of the early season rut and his average is on the rise.
I’m not sure how or what’s going on with the Rangers other than this. The bullpen gave up a few games, and the starting pitching isn’t that dominant either. The boys are trying, but the other teams in the division are playing just a little better. The Houston club leads the pack as the only team above .500 and is on a 10 game winning streak. Further proof that anything Nolan Ryan touches is golden, so I’m not sure why any owner would want to fire the golden goose.
That’s old news though, so all we Rangers fans are left with are how to survive the Ryan Hex and figure out how to get in the win column more often. But here is another thought for you to chew on in the meantime. You have to remember that Jeff Bannister is a new head coach. Obviously, new head coaches have a target on their backs. The more the Rangers lose, the more the question will be asked “how long before the new manager gets fired?”
Do we all remember how well Tim Bogar was doing after Ron Washington resigned? Bogar went 14-8 for the remaining 22 games of the 2014 season. That is a .636 winning percentage folks. I don’t know about you, but that looks a lot better than the current .333 winning percentage for Bannister. I don’t know what the answers are, but I hope someone figures out how to turn this team around before too many players decide to quit on the team. #Nevereverquit.
Oh great, the Division leading Astros to start the week…
5/4 @Astros 7:10 PM
5/5 @Astros 7:10 PM
5/6 @Astros 7:10 PM
5/7 @Rays 6:10 PM
5/8 @Rays 6:10 PM
5/9 @Rays 5:10 PM
5/10 @Rays 12:10 PM