On second thought.

Nick Solak hits the first of two home runs that powered his team to a 6-1 victory over the Angels and snapped the Rangers four-game losing streak.

Forgive Rangers fans but it’s been a while since they could say this: The Rangers have a second baseman.

The promise of Nick Solak is starting to emerge. This is a testament to what happens when you give a player a permanent position and just let him play and quit screwing around with him. Remember Jurickson Profar, the can’t miss prospect who they shoved at second, then third, then first, then left field. He’s thriving in San Diego. At second. =

Maybe it’s that the player isn’t always looking over his shoulder wondering if he’s in the lineup, or where, basically treated like a man without a country looking for refuge.

Solak took the job away from the previous employee. Now he is earning that job.

After going 3-for-5 last night, with two home runs, Solak is hitting .307, with 14 RBIs, and an OPS of 958. 

He’s leading the team in average, home runs, OPS, runs scored, and hits.

Success breeds confidence which breeds more success. With a litte more wind in his sails, Solak can really emerge as the true offensive leader of the team, a team that can really use both offense and a leader.

Basically, he is the opposite of what Rangers fans have seen from that position over the last half-decade. 

It’s refreshing.