The Texas Ranger Drop Their Sixth Straight Game on Tuesday
The Texas Rangers 2014 season has been a struggle to say the least. They have had to endure more players going to the disabled list than any other team and many of those players have key to their success. With that being said, they were trying to get their season back on track last night as they started a three game mid-week series against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit had other plans though as they got their offense going late in Tuesday’s ball game. The Tigers scored five runs off Texas’ starter Colby Lewis and reliever Ben Rowen in the seventh inning and went on to defeat the Rangers, 8-2, in the opener of a six-game homestand. The loss is the sixth straight for Ron Washington and company as they are hitting .221 with a .333 slugging percentage and 17 runs scored during the six-game skid.
“It’s obvious we have more than half the season to go, but we’re not worried,” third baseman Adrian Beltre said. “But obviously, it’s hard to be losing four, five in a row. It’s not fun, it’s not fun. We have to find a way to create more runs — running, hit and run, whatever it is, we have to find a way to get our offense going collectively. We’re not doing enough to win ballgames collectively, that’s the bottom line.”
Texas is now just 35-41 on the year which puts them 11.5 games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics and just three games ahead of the last place team in the AL West which happens to be their in-state rival in the Houston Astros (33-45). “We’re just not getting the job done right now,” manager Ron Washington said. “We just can’t put anything together.”
First pitch for today’s game is set for 7:05pm from Globe Life Park in Arlington and can be seen on FOX Sports SW.