Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Preview

Does Matt Harrison have enough to keep the New York Yankees at bay? Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs
Does Matt Harrison have enough to keep the New York Yankees at bay?
Photo Courtesy: Darryl Briggs

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The Texas Rangers have wrapped up another another trip on the road, and are returning to Arlington for a four-game series against the New York Yankees that starts tonight.

The Rangers are slowly digging themselves out of a deep black hole they’ve buried themselves in. Coming off back-to-back series wins against the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels out west. The Rangers seem to have found a way to climb back and possibly take first place in the A.L West Standings or at lest earn a Wild Card playoff spot. The Rangers are currently 7.5 games back from the first place L.A. Angels in the division and 4.5 games back for the Wild Card.

If the Rangers are to stay on pace to earning a Wild Card spot and to possibly win the A.L. West, they will have to find a way to win this series with the Yankees.

Matt Harrison will be on the mound for the Rangers for Game 1. Matt Harrison picked up his first win since his return from serious back injury. In his first win, Harrison allowied seven hits, surrendering no runs, and only struck out two batters. He was able to give the Rangers a 9-0 win, in which Shin-Soo Choo up in Colorado, against the Rockies was able to hit for the cycle for the first time in his Major League career.

The key for the Rangers to winning their home series against the New York Yankees is to play well on both sides. That’s to pitch well and keep the offense rolling and to score some runs, while consistently being a threat to opposing pitching.

If the Rangers can win this series, they will have a lot of momentum going into their next home series against the defending World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants. This will be a rematch from the 2010 World Series.

Upcoming Schedule
7/27   vs Yankees   7:05 pm
7/28   vs Yankees   7:05 pm
7/29   vs Yankees   7:05 pm
7/30   vs Yankees   7:05 pm
7/31   vs Giants      7:05 pm
8/1     vs Giants      7:05 pm
8/2     vs Giants      2:05 pm