After all that the Texas Rangers lost the wild card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers started Martin Perez who didn’t help the cause. He gave up 4 hits and 3 runs in the 5-1/3 innings he pitched. The Rangers were playing from behind the entire game.
Tampa scored their first run in the 1st inning. The Rangers offense couldn’t get going until the 3rd inning when Ian Kinsler singled in a run. The Rangers wouldn’t score another run until the 6th and by that time it was too little to late.
The Tampa Bay Rays sent David Price to the mound and he pitched a complete game. He held the Rangers to 7 hits and 2 runs. He pitched a fantastic game and he did something you didn’t expect to see in a play off game by pitching the entire game.
The Rangers weren’t the same team this season. They screwed up with some of their past roster moves and it cost them in the end. They messed up and the management knows it and they will be sitting at home watching the play offs this fall.
They finished their season at 91-72 and they were 46-36 at home. The team just wasn’t good enough to make it into the play offs this season and played like a team that was trying to make a break through all year.
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