Week 17 In Review

Here’s a wrap-up of the week that was in Texas Rangers baseball. All stats listed are just for the previous week of play.

Rangers Record: 4-3

Overall: 63-44 (1st Place AL West) (+5.5)

Jalapeno Hot (Offense): David Murphy .417/.481/.542   3 Doubles, 3 Walks, 6 RBI

Ian Kinsler .393/.433/.679  2 Doubles, 2 Home Runs, 4 RBI

Raspa Cold (Offense): Nelson Cruz .185/.281/.556  BUT 3 Home Runs and 6 RBI

Jalapeno Hot (Pitching): Alexi Ogando  0.00 ERA 2 Saves, 6 Strikeouts in 4 IP

Raspa Cold (Pitching): Derek Holland, Yu Darvish and Ryan Dempster: A combined  0-1, 10.38 ERA, 1.83 WHIP

Rangers have great motivation to start the week. They’ve got three games in Boston while the A’s and Angels square off against each other. Sweep the Red Sox and there’s a good chance the Rangers will put even more space between both of their rivals. Texas closes the week with three at home against Detroit, while the Angels get the Mariners at home and the A’s visit the White Sox.  Unless the Rangers get really hot, this looks like a tread water week, keeping the lead about what it is right now.