Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — The Texas Rangers, following a season packed with a defining series, began another on Tuesday in Boston. Hanging by a thread, the team obtains an opportunity to make up ground in opposition to the leader in the race. All they require is to make at least eight or more runs.
It is not the most comfortable thought for the final tournament contender but it is the position in which the Texas Rangers find themselves following the offense after the four-day slump to beat Baltimore, 15-7 over the weekend. The Texas Rangers tracked Boston by six games.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said, “We know we have to score to win, but we also have to pitch to win. And pitching is the bigger priority. If you cannot pitch, you have no shot. We are not going to score eight runs every game. We have a big series ahead of us. We can go in there and stay in the race or we can go up there and be out of it.”
Whether they are justifiably in or out by the coming weekend greatly rests on the shoulders of the starting rotation. It has turned up short repeatedly. It again did so on Sunday when draftee Matt Harrison permitted six runs in the five innings. It enhanced the most awful rotation ERA to 5.56, which is the maximum that it has been throughout the year.