Week 22 In Review
Here’s a wrap-up of the week that was in Texas Rangers baseball. All stats listed are just for the previous week of play.
Rangers Record: 4-2
Overall: 83-57 (1st Place AL West) (+3.5)
Jalapeno Hot (Offense): Adrian Beltre .286/.310/.679 3 HR 5 RBI
Raspa Cold (Offense): Nelson Cruz .120/.214/.240 8 K’s in 25 AB
Jalapeno Hot (Pitching): Yu Darvish 1-0, 2.40 ERA, 14 K’s in 15 IP, 0.53 WHIP
Derek Holland0-0, 1.13 ERA, 11 K’s in 8 IP, 0.50 WHIP
Raspa Cold (Pitching): Roy Oswalt 0-1, 10.38 ERA, .350 BA, 1.83 WHIP and left Sunday’s start with a sore elbow.
The Rangers were on the road all week and, while they lost two of three to the Rays, they ended the 10-game road trip at 6-4, while they finished the week at 4-3. Thanks to the Angels sweep of the A’s earlier in the week, Texas survived the A’s sweep of the Mariners and gained an extra half game of ground on second-place Oakland. The Angels went 6-0 on the week with sweeps over the A’s and the Tigers to pick up 2 1/2 games on the Rangers, but the Angels remain in third place, six games off the pace. Following an off day today, Texas is at home all week with three against the Indians and three against the Mariners. The A’s and Angels have at each other in a 4-game set at Los Angeles. The A’s follow with three at home against the Orioles, while the Angels hit the road for three at Kansas City. While the A’s and Angels beat up on each other, the Rangers could whittle the magic number down further with a sweep of the Indians, They haven’t accomplished a sweep of any team since taking three in a row from the Padres June 18th through the 20th.