Rangers Extend Series-winning Streak to Eight!

Colby Lewis has started off the season strong and is a major reason the Rangers are the team to beat in the AL West. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs
Colby Lewis has started off the season strong and is a major reason the Rangers are the team to beat in the AL West. Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs

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By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The Texas Rangers have won their eighth consecutive series and they’re now sitting at a 42-25 overall record and they’re 6.5 games ahead of the second place Mariners in the A.L. West standings. The Rangers are looking great and if they can keep winning series, it’ll only get better for them!

Here’s how they did against the Oakland A’s…
Offense: Registered a total of 41 hits, scored 27 runs, and were struck out a combined total of 29 times. The offense went 41-for-144. Shin-Soo Choo returned to the lineup and finished the series with only three hits in ten at-bats. Prince Fielder only had two hits and is still trying to dig his way out of his slump. Adrian Beltre returned to the lineup in Game 4 and went 3-for-5. Overall, the offense played great.

Rotation: Allowed a total of 23 hits, surrendered 18 runs, and struck out only ten batters. Colby Lewis came very close to pitching a no-hitter, but with only three outs to go, it was all washed away. However, Colby is now 6-0. Martin Perez is now 6-4. Overall, the only con in the performance of the rotation is the very low amount of batters they struck out. Regardless, they were able to help win the series.

Bullpen: Allowed 14 hits, surrendered eight runs, and struck out a total of just nine batters. Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen had a disastrous allowed nine hits and surrendered six runs in just one inning, and that was the only major drawback in the performance of the bullpen. Everything else went well.

The Rangers are now headed to St. Louis. It’s going to bring back some very bad memories for the Texas Ranger fanbase as we remember what happened in the 2011 World Series. If the Rangers can win this series, they’ll have more momentum. Right now the Rangers could possibly be a favorite to reach the World Series, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Upcoming Schedule – All Times Central
6/17 @Cardinals  7:15 pm
6/18 @Cardinals  3:15 pm
6/19 @Cardinals  1:15 pm