Texas Rangers: numbers
The Rangers have lost a season-high five consecutive games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and have scored just six runs in that span. It's the second time in the past 20 seasons that Texas has lost five straight home games and scored no more than six runs during the streak. Texas also did it in September of 2009.
Here's what the past five games look like:
Runs per game: 1.2
Batting average: .219
Batting average with runners in scoring position: .115
* The Rangers have just three hits with runners in scoring position over those five games (in 26 at-bats) and were 1-for-13 in such situations Saturday, leaving 11 men on base as a team.
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Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
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Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.