Prevailing baseball wisdom says you can’t win a pennant in April, but you can sure lose one. After three games and a series sweep of the National League Champion Phillies, the Rangers are flipping the script from a long line of previous opening weeks and raising hopes that were already riding pretty high, pretty early.
The last time the Rangers started a season 2-0 was in 2011 when they went to the World Series. The last time they scored 27 runs in their first two games was… never. It’s never happened. Instead of blowing touchdown leads in the season’s first games, the Rangers actually came back from a 5-0 deficit in the opener, outscored Philadelphia 11-2 down the stretch, and went to bed Thursday night with a winning record for the first time in 31-months. They exploded for 16 runs in game two on Saturday and a won a pitcher’s duel last night to finish the season’s opening weekend in first place with a 3-0 record.
This team is going to be fun to watch this year. Too bad Bally Sports is making that next to impossible. We’re paying $20 per month for the Bally Sports ap and that still doesn’t get us any Rangers games. Does anybody have a cable TV username and password I can borrow?