When the Rangers hit the road, one thing is a lead pipe guarantee. The only thing they will hit is the road.
In their 60 road games so far this season, the Rangers have scored two runs or fewer 26 times. That’s a whopping 43 percent of their games. Last night in Boston was their sixth road shutout.
They’ve score 210 runs on the road this season. By comparison, in their division:
Los Angeles, 252
Now, of course, the other teams do have one huge advantage when it comes to scoring runs on the road. They all get to play nine or ten road games in The Shed against Rangers pitching.
Heck, even the Baltimore Orioles, the worst team in the league, losers of 16 consecutive games, have score more runs on the road than Texas. Only one American League team has fewer hits on the road and that’s Kansas City.
But, cheer up, the Rangers do have the worst road batting average, the worst road on-base percentage, and the worst road slugging percentage in the A.L. Fewest home runs, too.
The Rangers have five more road games on this trip, two more against Boston then three against Cleveland. It’s doubtful they win one.
It’s only less doubtful they score one.