The Rangers currently sit at a 30-20 record and tonight they begin a huge, huge, HUGE roadtrip in New York and Boston. I've pointed out several big series already but this is easily the biggest test the Rangers have faced so far. If this team wants to prove themselves as a legit contender in the American League, and solidify their lead in the AL West, they have to play well against two perennial playoff teams.
I've expressed my thoughts on the team, but as the 1/3 way point, consistency becomes more important. Chris Davis needs to improve his average, Josh Hamilton's power needs to reappear and the offense as whole needs to hit lefties better. Hopefully the new Yankee stadium will provide a spark for the offense. In the first 23 games at the park, there have been a total of 87 home runs. Those are absurd, video game numbers. The pitching staff needs to continue its work, and this week will provide some insight into their true ability. The season has had a great start, but if this team wants to prove that they are a legit contender then they most beat some tough playoff teams on the road. This is their chance
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Written by Brian Hutton