Saturday, July 24, 2010
Is a week cushion enough for the Rangers?
About a month ago, I wrote that I wasn't buying the Rangers as a legit division contender until they had a lead at Labor Day.
I stand by that.
I still believe that historically the Rangers wilt in the August heat. However they are doing something significant in late July:
They are padding the lead significantly. They have are up 7 games on the Angels... and can make it 8 with a win on Saturday.
I still think the Rangers will slump in the heat and some of their pitching will be shaky in the kiln like conditions of Arlington.
But with the Angels and A's inconsistencies and the Mariners giving up... maybe the Rangers can withstand a lousy August.
I don't think the Angels can make up a week of games in a month.
The Rangers have my attention, but I stand by my "wake me when it is Labor Day" stance.
And I still think their uniforms suck.