Rangers Partying Like it's, well, June 2010

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Your Rangers have done what good, potentially great teams do: Beat shitty opponents.

When the Rangers begin their series in Anaheim against the second-place Angels Tuesday night, it will be their first opponent with a winning record in a month. Amazing.

Since playing the Braves in Atlanta on June 19, the Rangers' last 23 games have come against teams with losing records: the Astors, Mets, Astros, Marlins, Orioles, A's and Mariners. The Rangers have gone 17-6 in those games, including winning their last 11 to match their 2010 streak and take control of the AL West.

It was last June that Texas ran off a similar streak -- winning 11 in a row against crappy foes Milwaukee, Florida, Houston and Pittsburgh -- to command the West. Now, after taking care of Baltimore, Oakland and Seattle -- teams a combined 37 games under .500 -- they've run their record to 55-41 and lead the Angels by a season-high four games entering this week's important series.

A year ago after 96 games Texas was 56-40.

The Rangers are pitching, with a staff ERA of 2.09, only 23 walks and 86 strikeouts during the winning streak. Against a horrible Mariners' offense, they allowed only two runs in four games.

The Rangers are fielding, with only three errors (two by pitchers and one on catcher's interference) in the streak after an AL-high 69 in their first 85 games.

And the Rangers are again earning freebie bases and runs with aggressive running. Elvis Andrus, for example, scored Saturday when Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez lazily lobbed a throw to first base on Josh Hamilton's comebacker.

It's starting to feel like 2010 again. And if the Rangers can sweep the Angels and push their streak to 14, it will match a win streak set way back in 1991.

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Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

This just in: Nothing is worse than Summer colds. This not just in, but completely true: RW is a Frontrunner of the highest order. The Redshoes win 11 straight and all of sudden he's a fail..er..fan.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

whats up first place.  Also whats up biggest division lead in baseball.  I really dont care who they beat, as long as they win.  When half the League has a losing record, its pretty hard to avoid bad teams.  Oh and to the SFBL, I'm going to pick up a player today, just wanted to make sure it was cool with ya'll or maybe you might want to gather the veto gang!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ill reply to myself because that what "douchy" people do,  My last sentance regarding the SFBL was written great sarcasm in mind.  Just thought you all would find it funny!!! 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Twas a fine line between douchey and funny you stumbled over.

Promise you don't have an earring and all is forgiven.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

promise, totally promise.  It was retired to the jewelry drawer as described in Fridays End.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Nice olive branch. Someone on this forum could use that same type of humility.

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Don't get your panties in a wad, Merkin. With me just .5 points back, you need all the help you can get!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Oh, trust me, if it was you trying to make the moves, Id be doing the same thing yall are.  Probelm for me now is that I have my top 2 players DTD and my relief staff sucks!  That was the whole point in TRYING to improve my team.  Now matter how good your team is, its always 1 or 2 DL trips away from failure.  And I hope the run at me last as long as the last one, like 2 days

Storm_71
Storm_71

Hey I want in the SFBL next year. God knows I could use another way to waste time.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

You're in brother. It's alot bigger timewaste than this..(and you know that's saying something)How does one post a link to a pic up in heara? Anyone knows, hit me back, I have a Deadspin level picture heading towards the Broken End. (Like my daddy always said, Oversell and Underdeliver! Pow)

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

only if you will play the whole year, and not do a bit when you draft

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Keep making douchey statements like Whitt and I'll veto just 'cause.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Holy grammitcal and spelling errors Batman.

Any updates on Russ Martin RW? I drive 190 west to work everyday and noticed that Russ's auto shot is closed on 190&Coit, and that Russ Martin Automotive has been painted over.

Storm_71
Storm_71

So I guess your back on the bandwagon again huh RW?

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