Texas Rangers Lose Fifth Straight and Squander Chances of all Kinds

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Bad things have gotten worse for the Texas Rangers as they now have gotten themselves into a five game losing streak and have lost the first three games of a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays are putting things together a little bit so no disrespect to them but the Rangers have got to win this series if they plan to regain first place. The fact that they did not do that and might actually get swept is troublesome.

The pitching match-up should be slightly in their favor tomorrow with Derek Holland opposing the Blue Jays starter Chien-Ming Wang. How much that matches up in their favor won’t matter if they don’t take advantage of the scoring chances that they have however. All total in Saturday’s game they left 11 men on base and hit only 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position. That isn’t the kind of team that would lead a division. I guess that is why they don’t anymore.

With the Oakland Athletics losing two in a row to the Seattle Mariners, the Rangers really had a chance over the last couple of days to make that ground up. Instead they have squandered that chance by squandering run scoring chances. I’ll tell you one thing for sure. If the Rangers do not start driving in runs when someone is in scoring position they won’t have to worry about catching the A’s because they will be too far back to care. It is time to get passed the funk, focus on playing the game the right way and snap this losing streak Rangers. Come on.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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