Well, that was awesome.
The one thing that makes a team fun to watch, as well actually competitive, is its ability to score late.
For the first couple weeks of the season, the Rangers scored in the first inning, then, like retirees in Florida, called it a night after the early bird special. When they were down, they stayed down.
But winning three out of four from the first-place Boston Red Sox was different. Different good.
Thursday night, after Boston tied the score in the sixth, the Rangers put up two runs in their half of the sixth and one more, for good measure, in the seventh to win 4-1.
They lost Friday night and it looked like Saturday night they were in for the same dreadful offense they usually get at home. Down 5-3 after five, the Rangers used a three-run sixth inning to turn around the game and eventually go on to an 8-6 win. Once again, the bulk of the scoring happened in the last third of the game.
Down 3-1 in the seventh, the Rangers scored four times in their final two at-bats to snatch a 5-3 victory out of the jaws of defeat.
Two guys in particular sparked the series win. Willie Calhoun went 6-for-13 with one home run and two RBIs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 7-for-14 with one triple, three home runs and four RBIs.
It’s good to know a team has life in it late. It makes for a vital offense. And it makes for fun viewing.