Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rangers avoided getting swept by the Halos, won in walk off fashion

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Poor Choo. He just cannot figure it out at the plate.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Tepesch pitched well against a potent Halos offense. And Rosales got his first walk off hit of his career.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: The Rangers celebrated the walk off win like they just clinched the division. Far from it of course. But the Rangers played a good game and got a tough win, with help from the youngsters on the team, never too early to think look forward to next year. On top of that, it's a division rival that's definitely playing for something. In fact, with the loss the Halos are .5 GB of the A's. So if  down the stretch the Rangers get to play spoiler, great. And that begs the question, if the Rangers do get to play spoiler which team's season would you rather spoil, Halos or A's?


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Will the Rangers Lose 100 Games? Hope Not - Last Thing to Determine This Year

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Decent Team (Tampa Bay) takes another series at Home.  We can't win at home.  This is sad.  Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: Yu's elbow is just a mild sprain - will be back soon (but then again, why?) Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: With a .388 Present Winning Percentage, all that remains to be determined this season is whether the Rangers will lose 100 Games.  We are currently on pace to lose 99 Games - these are pretty depressing, and dark times.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Rangers won the series versus the White Sox

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: It was a day game so didn't get to watch. I heard on the radio that it was the first time since June the Rangers won back to back games. Since. June.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: The Rangers have a winning streak going!!!

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: I'm afraid these last 2 months of the season are going to hard to watch and long. At least we have the Cowboys' season to look forward to.  And that crazy owner of the Cowboys is always entertaining, wonder what's he's been up to recently...


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

After loss last night Colby Lewis pitches a complete game shutout in 16-0 win over White Sox

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: For the first time in a while I got nothing here.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: For in what seems like forever (this whole season?) the Rangers' bats don't waste a great outing by a starter.  5 homers and all the starters got at least 1 hit.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: That's the most runs and homers for the Rangers all season.

Apparently that's the largest margin of victory in a shutout in the history of the Rangers.

Remember when Danks was part of the Rangers' minor league pitching prospect trio nicknamed DVD? Remember when the Rangers had minor league pitching prospects that could stay in the minors and not be called up because 4/5's of your planned starting rotation was or was about to be injured? (See Holland, Harrison, Lewis, Perez)


Monday, August 4, 2014

Rangers were swept by CLE in 3 game series this past weekend... now there's that. And more and more 100 losses is becoming a real possibility.

That said they're leading the White Sox 3-0 after 3 in the first of a 3 game set in CHI.

Now it's 5-3 White Sox in the 6th. And the once mighty Rangers' offense has managed a whopping 3 hits. Is that bad?

And that's a final after 7 innings played due to rain, Rangers lost 5-3 managing 3 runs on 4 hits. 4 HITS IN 7 INNINGS.  Pitiful.

Second time recently (this season?) that the Rangers have lost to a combo of an opposing team and Mother Nature. Now the weather is beating up on the Rangers too. Sheesh, they can't catch a break.


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