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Can the Texas Rangers keep it going

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Jimmy C, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Jimmy C

    Jimmy C New Member

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    A week after the all star break and the Texas Rangers have a 2 1/2 game lead over Oakland and 5 over Anaheim. As a long time Ranger fan, I am in shock. Early in the season I thought the would hit that inevitable (for them) 10-15 game losing streak - but those young guys just kept pressing on. Can it last - the next 10-12 games are against Oakland and Anaheim. Should the Rangers trade one of those young guns to rent a pitcher for the stretch run to bolster the starters?
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    They are going to run out of gas, and be overtaken by the A's or the Angels. They are the Royals of last year. I think they have used all their energy getting to this point, and just are not going to have enough left in the tank. Although it has been a great season for them. In the end, I just dont think they have the pitchers, even if they trade for one, to sustain this to the end of the season.
     
  3. Jimmy C

    Jimmy C New Member

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    You may very well be correct. Rangers lost one of their young pitchers today to a smash off his elbow (broken). The next two weeks willl tell the tale - most of thier games are on the road vs Anaheim and Oakland.

    BUT, they have bounced back from adversity all season. I would stack their infield up against anyones - including the Yanks - Blalock, Young, Soriano and Texiara. Now that Nix is back from injury the rangers outfield is pretty stout as well. The rangers also have the second best closer in the majors - after Gagne. If the starters can get 5-6 solid innings in the books the relievers can take it home.
     
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    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    I hope they do pull it out and stay on top! I am tired of seeing the same teams win. Good Luck Rangers!
     
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