The Texas Rangers have been trying to find their game these last few weeks. After losing back to back series’ against the Angels and Diamondbacks, the Rangers bounced back on Friday with a 3-4 win in San Diego. The Padres responded with back to back victories on Saturday and Sunday. The loss sinks them to third place in the AL West.
“I know everybody is a little bit disappointed,” SP Yovani Gallardo said. “You want to be in first place, that’s the attitude in Spring Training. The first half is over. We’ll take the next few days off and be ready to go Friday.”
The Rangers will face off against their in-state rival Houston Astros for a three game stand beginning Friday in Houston. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!
Texas fans were not happy this weekend as the Los Angeles Angels came into Globe Life Park and commenced to thumping them for three straight games to the tune of 33-8.
“I guess you could chalk this up to having good days and bad days,” Rangers SP Colby Lewis said. “You hope to have more better ones than bad ones. They were aggressive early in the count and swung the bat well. I can’t elaborate any more on what was working and what wasn’t.”
The Angels have been coming into their own for a spell and seem to have put a lot of pieces together this last month.
“We really broke out this series, no doubt,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “I think what I’m going to carry away from this series is really how well we pitched against a team that can really swing it. I thought we pitched really well this series and gave us a chance, and our offense blossomed.”
The Rangers will have a day of rest before hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three game home stand. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Texas Rangers~!
On a night when the Texas Rangers scored 10 runs on 13 hits, closer Neftali Feliz gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to help the Mariners secure a come from behind victory.
“It was a great win,” Nelson Cruz, who hit two home runs, said. “I think we need this one. [I was looking for] something that I can put in play. I strike out three times with runners on … When it mattered the most, I get the hit.”
The Rangers opened the series with 1-3 victory but dropped back to back games Saturday and Sunday. They now continue their road trip and begin a two game stand against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night. Great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today!
Ogando retires nine, leaves with injury
AL West leading Texas Rangers are having to deal with even more injuries after Alexi Ogando, who was filling in for the injured Derek Holland (who was placed on the DL Thursday) pulled a groin running out a bunt play in the 4th inning. Ogando, who faced nine batters and retired them all, was replaced by three releivers.
“Right now it feels pretty bad,” Ogando, who is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, told reporters. “I feel bad because of the situation we’re in, but that’s something that happens in baseball.”
The Rangers will take their game on the road to face the Arizona Diamondbacks during the week and the Houston Astros over the weekend with RHP Colby Lewis, LHP Matt Harrison and Yu Darvish scheduled to take the mound.