Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rangers Score!

Not only did they score a run, but they scored THREE whole runs. And not only did they score three runs, they managed to WIN with just those three runs. Oh, sure, they were shutout for two more innings before they got the run, and yeah, sure, it took an INFIELD DOUBLE to get the job done, but damnit...they scored. And won. Leave it to 17-game winner Scott Feldman to break the losing streak and get them over the hump. He now moves into a tie with C.C. Sabathia for most wins in the American League. He also makes in a season about how much Sabathia gets paid to walk to the mound and warmup.

The win moves the Rangers back to 6.5 games behind the Angels. Being the two-faced fair weather fan that I am, here's the new spin I'm putting on things. Since the Rangers end the season with 3 more games against the Angels, all Texas really needs to do is make up 3.5 games before then. If they can enter that final series down 3 games, their season's fate rests in their own hands...which is all you can ask for, really. A win tomorrow makes up one more game, and then the Angels will have to face the Yankees for three games. It's all so improbable, but a win tomorrow will make things a wee bit more interesting at least.

2 Comments:

Blogger Morgan said...

rangers have a 2.8% chance of getting the wild card. just sayin...

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/hunt_for_red_october/

September 20, 2009 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Kraig Smith said...

That good??? That's at least 0.35% better than I expected.

September 20, 2009 at 2:09 AM  

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