The Texas Rangers have forced a game 7 in the American League Championship Series. The began the series with 2 straight wins in Houston before losing 3 straight in Arlington.
Game 6 was an instant classic. It had drama, it had runs, it had good pitching. It also had a Adolis Garcia grand slam.
“We know the other night we got punched in the stomach, and it hurt,” Heim said to the media. “We had a day off to, I guess you can say, sit in our beds and cry. But as long as we came back today and got back to work and focused and played as a team, we were going to be just fine. I think everybody came ready to play. There’s really no nerves. We just went out and played baseball, what we did 162 times this year.”
a 9-2 victory means that a winner take all game will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Rangers have yet to lose on the road this postseason.
“Never seen it, I don’t know if it’s ever happened before,” Garver told the media after the game. “Seems a little odd that nobody is winning at home. I would like for it to stay that way. It is interesting with two very passionate fan bases. Playing on the road is not an easy thing to do, but we’ve been doing it all postseason. It’s just one of those things, maybe it brings out the best in us. Maybe we rise to the occasion, but it’s been tough. We’re up for the challenge.”
Max Scherzer will go for the Rangers in the winner-take-all game 7 Monday. Time to find out if he is really healthy or if he is not.
This will be an all hands on deck situation if Scherzer is not sharp. Everyone and anyone could come in to pitch for the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros
The fact that the ALCS is Houston and Texas is pretty cool, as they finished the season with identical 90-72 records. Playing a game 7 to go to the World Series has catapulted this rivalry to a new level.
Rangers fans boo Jose Altuve. Astros fans boo Adolis Garcia. The disdain is real.
Fans of the Texas Rangers are hungry for a championship, and the Rangers are one game away from at least giving their fanbase an American League pennate. They are hoping for more than that.
One game left to decided the American League Champion. No home team has won in this series, and if that continues, the Rangers will be the American League Champions.
If that streak ends tonight, we will look back at game 5 and wonder what could have been. As Rangers players said after game 6, they are treating it as just another game. Keep that mindset, and they just might find themselves American League Champions after game 7.