Rangers-Angels: Weren't We Just Here?

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We know the Rangers are better than the crappy Mariners and A's. Now can they put away the AL West's second-best team, the Angels?

Fresh off a sweep in Oakland that improved them to 19-7 against the division's two cellar-dwellers, the Rangers tonight can begin winning the West. But, come to think of it, didn't we just have this conversation?

Yes.

On July 19 the Rangers headed into Anaheim on a roll. They had just swept an AL West rival. They had a 4-game lead in the West. They had Alexi Ogando on the mound.

Tonight, the Rangers head into Anaheim on a roll. They have just swept an AL West rival. They have a 4-game lead in the West. They have Alexi Ogando on the mound.

Sunday in Oakland it was David Murphy, with a speedy assist from Craig Gentry, who saved Matt Harrison and the Rangers from blowing a 6-0 lead. Now comes a chance to put some significant distance between first and second place.

While the Angels went 2-4 on a road trip -- losing Sunday in Toronto thanks to closer Jordan Walden's Major League Baseball-leading 8th blown save --  the Rangers have won six of seven and are a season-best 17 games over .500.

The Rangers and Angels meet three more times at the end of this month and another three in late September. With their magic number still way up there at 38, it's too early to win the West.

But the time seems ripe for grabbing control of it.


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Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Do you ever get tired of using the same tired pictures?  In this case the pictures make no sense which makes it even worse.  Your bits are either tired or stolen. Pretty sad.

Homie
Homie

Kinsler is playing better and his error Sunday was an exception.  He still seems like a headcase with his failure to run out fly balls (he should have been on second on the DeJesus drop) and his lackadaisical attitude (belt line catch of looping fly on Friday). Good thing Young sets the tone on this team.Weaver's suspension seems to have cost the Angels 2 games. One with his absence in the Yankee series and 1 with his lack of control after the layoff coming back Saturday. Goes to show you don't want to go all Vicente Padilla on someone if they show you up. Weaver mouthed off, got the warning, then threw over the next batter's head. He should have ignored Guillen's showboating and waited until 2 out in the next inning to plunk someone in the ribs. Message sent, no suspension. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

a split is fine by me, anything more than that is extra creamy gravy on the chicken fried steak.  The dreamy side of me wants a sweep, and 8 game lead would essentialy lock up the division on thursday.  Had fun at the draft last night boys, I surely hope the shitts/shockers will try this time.

John
John

Agreed on the confusion over the odd jug photo.  Tough month for the Rangers, especially if the Angels start streaking.  

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

The Redshoes are sealing the deal lately, very gritty.  Good ball was played all weekend in Oakland.  Ogs pitches tonight against the rook that got bombed by the Bronx bombers last week, I'll take Ogs.  In the famous words of CHP "Greauuuux Grangers!"

Guest
Guest

What does a picture of jugs have to do with baseball?  I am so confused.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

speaking of Padilla, he has been in my local pub shooting pool 3 times in the last 2 weeks.  Must be fun being on the DL collecting a check out partying.  And he drives a damn nice orange lambo.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Sorry about last night boys. Got stuck out of the house longer than I expected. Thank you autodraft.The question on everyone's mind is...how many moves will JSIB make during SFFL?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I completely forgot about the draft. I apologize for my autopicking slowing down the proceedings. Luckily I have a pretty decent squad, but still kicking myself for not being there.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Shitts/Shockers discussion point: How can he try on their bye week?  Who want's that team?  Let me hear from ya.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

I agree...We have a three game set at the end of the month as well... At this rate, all the Rangers need to do is win series and we are a lock...

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

I think you meant to say Oakland, not Seattle there chief.

Lane
Lane

The rangers played the weekend in Oakland not Seattle! Dumb ass. POW!

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

The file name has both "Rangers" and "Assets" in it...Now, I am even more confused...But, in a good way...LOL

MoronDog
MoronDog

It feels odd to complain about a picture of boobs, but I gotta agree with you here.

Storm_71
Storm_71

It didn't really slow it down at all. I thougt it moved pretty fast. I probably should have let the thing autopick for me as well. Probably would have gotten a better squad.

MoronDog
MoronDog

I didnt forget but I got caught up with the kiddos.  It looks like Yahoo autopicked me a fine last place squad!!!!

Ben6485
Ben6485

Because the rangers are real and the angels are fake(contenders)

Guest
Guest

Oh.  I guess.

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