Unfortunately, this is what happens when you have a team that’s rosterly challenged.
You get great pitching, you lose because you can’t hit. You hit, you lose because you can’t pitch. You can’t pitch, you lose because you can’t hit either.
After winning two of three against the Angels, the Rangers inched just one game from .500. Then they went into Chicago and got swept in a three-gamer against the White Sox.
Now, at 9-13, they are back to four games under, back to their lowest point so far this season which they “accomplished” after a four-game losing streak took them to 3-7.
The Rangers are now back in last place. Dane Dunning and Kohei Arahari had horrible starts. The bullpen was embarrassing. The offense was spotty. It was just bad baseball all around.
But look on the bright side. They come home for seven games. Okay, there’s nothing bright about that. The Ballfield has been a house of horrors for the Rangers this year.
They are 3-6 at home. They have the worst offense in all of baseball at home. They hit .183 at home, with the lowest on-base percentage, and the fewest runs scored.
Welcome home, Rangers.