What a difference a week makes.
Suddenly, the offense is clicking.
Suddenly, the defense has been air tight.
Suddenly, the bullpen hasn’t caused nausea.
A.J. Griffin started the winning streak Tuesday with a complete game shutout. Six games later the Rangers are still winning. Griffin wasn’t spectacular, but he was good enough to keep the Rangers close and help Texas inch within a game of respectability.
Only six of the fifteen teams in the American League are at .500 or above. If the Rangers can make it seven in a row, they will not only be at .500 for the first time this year, but they will have the huge monkey off their backs.
Just one week ago, the situation was getting desperate. Now that the Rangers are in second, looking up at Houston seven-and-a-half-game in front, the situation is just daunting.
The Rangers can overcome daunting. They’ve done it before.
NO GAME TODAY.