They say when you go to a ballgame, you will see something you’ve never seen before. That occurred last night in Arlington. The Rangers ended up after the ninth inning with more runs scored than their opponent.
Yes, you read that right. More runs than their opponent.
Had that ever happened before?
The staff at Rangers Rounding 3rd had never seen that scenario, so we did extensive research. We went all the way back to the Rangers first season in 1972, when they moved here from Washington, and scoured game by game stats.
We were able to find a rare few examples of this, mostly about ten years ago. Apparently, when that happens, the team with the most runs is awarded what is called a “win.” It is recorded in the W column next to the team’s name in the standings.
Teams that amass a large quantity of these wins in one season are then allowed to advance to what is called “the playoffs.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
A win? How quaint.
All of this led to one of the more unlikely scenarios. What happens if a team does one of those win things two games in a row? Has that ever happened to the Rangers? We have our staff scouring the Rangers archive for that.