The Texas Rangers must keep their heads above water while their players recover.
The team is missing Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, Tyler Mahle, Cody Bradford, Josh Sborz, and Jonathan Hernandez.

Nathanial Lowe just returned from his stint on the injured list. Yet this Texas team still holds first place in the American League West.

“That’s what the big leagues is all about,” Evan Carter said after Sunday’s win against the Braves.

“It’s just surviving the season and who can survive the longest. Who can come out in the end?”

While games in April matter, all a team needs to do is not lose the division. They can’t win it in the first month. The defending champions are headed back home to take on Seattle, a team only 0.5 games behind Texas in the standings.

This is a big series for both teams. Seattle has been 7-3 in their last 10 games, while the Rangers have been 5-5.

The Rangers will pitch Dane Dunning, Jon Gray, and Andrew Heaney against the M’s this week. They need to win two or more of three to retain the AL West lead. Their division hasn’t been good so far in 2024, but I believe it will be. The Angels seem to be better under Ron Washington. The Athletics are better; the Mariners are playing great baseball at the moment. The Astros will recover, too. They are too good not to.

The Rangers are only going to get better as the season progresses, barring any more injuries.

I trust Bruce Bochy to navigate these difficult waters and keep the team afloat. As the Texas Rangers manager, Bochy has never had a losing record.

The Rangers will be okay. They are not winning at the rate that any fan wants them to, but they are winning. Baseball fans need to remember that it is a long season, and losing streaks happen.

Talk to me about the Astros record a month from now. It should be drastically different.

As long as this Rangers team can keep their heads above water, they have a great chance of another long post-season run.

I have faith that the coaching staff will be able to do just that. Buckle up Rangers fans, it should be another fun baseball season for you.


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