Rangers Are Sitting Pretty
Posted on: October 8, 2010 11:36 am
The Texas Rangers are sitting pretty right now as they attempt to sweep the AL Eastern Division Champs Tampa Bay Rays. Cliff Lee was everything and more that he was advertised to be in the post season and CJ Wilson followed up with a great game of his own. The Ranger offense has also been exceptional this series. I know there were a couple of controversial calls made (or not made) that might have influenced both games, but you still have to make quality pitches to get these Texas hitters out and that's not to mention the total lack of a Tampa Bay offense. The Rangers are poised to win their first ever playoff series and hope that the Yankees can close out the Twins so we can have home-field advantage in the next round. Colby Lewis takes the mound and we hope he will be focused and ready to help us clinch the final game on Saturday. The Rays will counter with the always tough Matt Garza, who can be dominating when he's on. We'll see how he does with the added pressure of having to pitch to avoid elimination. The Rays didn't face Lewis during the regular season, so this will be the first time they have gotten a look at the big right-hander. The "Eyes of Texas" will be on the Rays and the Ballpark in Arlington as the Texas Rangers attempt to make history by winning their first playoff series. Ranger fans have been waiting a long time for this moment, so let's all join the Rangers and help them make it to the next round of the playoffs where they will await the winner of the Yankees/Twins matchup. It'll be a great day in Rangerland when that happens!