The Rangers look to bet yet another thorn for Houston
This is the series that Texas has been waiting for, a four game series that really won’t present too much difficulty given the Astros current roster issues. The Rangers will have their own setbacks for this series given that they seem to have problems of their own at the plate but they have play makers that should make the difference in a game like this one. Houston on the other hand has had problems surrounding them for the last few seasons, they just cannot seem to attract the type of game changing player that other ball clubs can and that has really set them back overall.
The Rangers have not really played well, they find themselves in need of runs late in games to make it over the hump and the road has not been kind to them this season. Miles Mikolas is the pitcher selected for this game and he will look to improve on his 6.44 ERA as he looks for his third win this year. This team looks to me like they lost their identity, they need to push themselves and I think this might just be the series they find it.
Houston is a lost cause, they have no hitters, no outfield and they seem to generally not like each other in the ball club. This team needs a veteran leader to really come in and make the changes needed to get them back on track to the desire to win and not just to collect a pay check. Scott Feldman is taking the mount in this one with an ERA of 4.34 and a record of 7-10 he can only get better with more game time
This is how I see it going:
The Rangers have something on the Astros and they know how to play them, it just seems that they match up well against this team whether it’s on the road or at home, this series will tell Rangers fans just how well their team is playing, if they can walk into Houston and take the series, they will really know that they are on the right path. My opinion is to take the Rangers, they have something to prove to the world this season and I see them really pulling out all the stops in this one.