No offense again.

Corey Seager was the only Ranger to touch home plate in their 2-1 loss to Houston.

The disappearing offense stayed disappeared. The Rangers have scored a total of five runs in the first three games of their series in Houston.

Thank goodness for the Martin Perez shutout in Game 2. You don’t have to score too many runs when the other team doesn’t score any.

The offense has been: A Corey Seager RBI single in the first inning of Game 1. A Kole Calhoun solo home run in the fourth, an Eli White fielder’s choice and a Marcus Semien single in the eighth inning of Game 2. An Adolis Garcia single in the eighth inning of Game 3.

It’s been three games of futility. The Rangers are getting baserunners. But they aren’t able to bring them in. Brad Miller got thrown out at home. Adolis Garcia thrown out trying to steal third. It’s a team desperately trying to make things happen and failing.

This team is still trying to figure itself out. Trying is the key word here.

It’s certainly is trying the patience of Rangers fans. But that’s what’s to be expected as this team crawls back to respectability. 

It’s a long crawl.