Week 20 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: 3-4

Overall: 75-52 (1st Place AL West) (+5.5)

Jalapeno Hot (Offense): Adrian Beltre .433/.433/1.100  3 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 9 RBI (Should be AL Player of the Week)

Raspa Cold (Offense): Michael Young .231/.286/.308 0 RBI (but he became a new daddy Friday!)

Jalapeno Hot (Pitching): Matt Harrison  1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP (2nd week in a row Jalapeno Hot)

Raspa Cold (Pitching): Scott Feldman  0-2, 7.59 ERA, 1.78 WHIP (could he be replaced by Oswalt in rotation?)

It would have been nice to get more, but Texas added a half game of space between themselves and the second place A’s, while the disappointing Angels are now 9 1/2 games out, with the Rangers now having a Magic Number of 26 to eliminate them from the Division Title race. Texas ends their string of 20 games in 20 days (10-7 thus far) with three home games in a potential playoff preview with the Tampa Bay Rays. Following a day off Thursday, it’s on to Cleveland for three with the fast fading Tribe. Oakland is in Cleveland for four, followed by three home games against the now depleted Red Sox. The Angels have three at home against the Bosox followed by three in Seattle against the surging Mariners.  If the Angels and A’s are to gain ground, the next four days would be the time to do it.