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2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#1 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Sep 4, 2016 10:53 pm

I'll start this thread with some sad news.

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#2 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Oct 6, 2016 5:14 pm

Rangers ALDS roster:
Starting pitchers (4): LHP Cole Hamels, RHP Yu Darvish, RHP Colby Lewis, LHP Martin Perez.
Relievers (7): RHP Sam Dyson (closer), RHP Matt Bush, LHP Jake Diekman, RHP Tony Barnette, RHP Keone Kela, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, LHP Alex Claudio.
Catchers (2): Jonathan Lucroy, Robinson Chirinos.
Infielders (5): 1B Mitch Moreland, 2B Rougned Odor, SS Elvis Andrus, 3B Adrian Beltre, INF Jurickson Profar.
Outfielders (7): RF Shin-Soo Choo, CF Ian Desmond, LF Carlos Gomez, RF-DH Carlos Beltran, OF Nomar Mazara, OF Jared Hoying, OF-1B Ryan Rua.
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#3 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Oct 6, 2016 9:42 pm

Game 1.

The Hamels of September has made his appearance. Scuffling innings were par for the course the last 6 weeks of the season. When he loses it... he loses it.
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#4 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Oct 6, 2016 9:54 pm

6-0... and Hamels has completely lost his release point.

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#5 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Oct 6, 2016 10:01 pm

Games like this were why our Run Differential was +8.
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#6 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Oct 7, 2016 12:11 am

That was disappointing.

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#7 » by RalphWiggum » Fri Oct 7, 2016 12:50 am

No love for the Rangers here? Not baiting just surprised that a greater metropolitan area of 6 million people has one guy posting during such a grudge match game. Do no Mav fans care about the Rangers?

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#8 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Oct 7, 2016 11:50 am

RalphWiggum wrote:No love for the Rangers here? Not baiting just surprised that a greater metropolitan area of 6 million people has one guy posting during such a grudge match game. Do no Mav fans care about the Rangers?

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#9 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Oct 7, 2016 11:50 am

And here we are...down 0-1 with Yu going in game 2.
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#10 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Oct 7, 2016 8:38 pm

Last Friday night, my grandson's Varsity team held the top team in their District scoreless in the first half of their game... then returned a fumble for a Touchdown to lead 7-0 to begin the 3rd Quarter. After that, they were outscored 36-0. When the game was over and I met him on the sideline like we do after every game, I told him "Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you."

Right now, that seems an appropriate analogy.
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#11 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Oct 9, 2016 12:38 pm

Well... it comes down to Colby and his bulldog mentality along with his assortment of sliders and junk against one hell of a pitcher in Sanchez.

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#12 » by Otis Driftwood » Sun Oct 9, 2016 11:55 pm

That slider didn't slide.

2-1
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#13 » by Otis Driftwood » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:29 am

4-2.

Sadly, that's about what I expected. Couldn't even get out of the third.
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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#14 » by Otis Driftwood » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:44 am

I openly admit not being the smartest baseball fan on this forum. But I'm also pretty certain this is not a good statistic.

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Re: 2016 Rangers drive to the Pennant 

Post#15 » by Otis Driftwood » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:05 am

Should have put that ball in your pocket Rougie...

Got beat by a better team. No shame in that. They are on a roll.
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