Rangers End Road Trip with Back-to-Back Series Losses

Martin Perez took one for the team in the series finale in Boston by pitching 4 innings and giving up 7 runs. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs
Martin Perez took one for the team in the series finale in Boston by pitching 4 innings and giving up 7 runs in the loss. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs
Watch YOUR Texas Rangers at Big Shucks!
Watch YOUR Texas Rangers at Big Shucks!

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By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Tonight the Rangers begin a four-games tonight against the Minnesota Twins. The Rangers are currently 6.5 games ahead of the second place Astros in the A.L. West. However, the Rangers have lost two series in a row after previously winning 13 in a row! What the heck is going on with the Rangers?! I don’t think we should go into panic mode just yet!

The pitching rotation has been struggling as of late especially with the injuries of Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, and Derek Holland. The lack of quality pitchers has resulted in the rotation surrendering a lot of runs in the early innings of games. In their recent series against the Red Sox, the starters surrendered a combined total of 25 runs!

The offense really needs to wake up! Especially in this series against Minnesota. Minnesota is known to surrender a lot of runs this season. When the Rangers were in Minnesota last week, the Rangers failed to take advantage of that, so they need to do that this time. The Rangers can’t lose another series to the Twins again. Especially at home in Arlington.

If the Rangers can find a way to sweep the Twins, they’ll be in good position heading to the All-Star break. And if they continue a long streak of winning series, they can possibly reach the century-mark in wins, which has never happened in the history of Texas Rangers baseball.

Let’s get back on the series-win column.

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7/8     vs Twins        7:05 pm
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