It’s the Max Scherzer effect: the Texas Rangers are on a roll.
On 9 September, Scherzer took the mound against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA.
Scherzer pitched a strong game from the start. He didn’t allow a hit until the end of the third inning, with only one walk.
The only run came in the bottom of the fourth inning when the team took a 4-0 lead. A solo shot by leadoff hitter JJ Blunday made it 4-1, but he settled down from there.
Schuerzer continued to dominate the bats in the seventh inning to secure the 6-1 victory. His final line was seven innings, three hits (one home run), two walks, six strikeouts and one run. He picked up his 11th win of the season (4-0) and extended his team’s winning streak to eight games
Scherzer was traded from the New York Mets to Texas at the trade deadline. Texas acquired Scherzer for one reason. To challenge for a championship.
Texas hasn’t made the postseason in seven years, since the 2016 season. After the 2022 season, they added Corey Seager and Marcus Simeon to their roster, but they didn’t have much fun last year either.
The Texans are turning things around this year. With a season record of 68-46 as of the 9th, they are in first place in the American League East. They’re also three games behind the Houston Astros, who have been a perennial favourite in recent years.
Texas’ current winning percentage of 0.596 is third in the American League, behind the Baltimore Orioles (0.619) and Tampa Bay Rays (0.600). In the major leagues as a whole, they’re fourth. It’s a dominant pace. Naturally, the dreams are growing, and they’re looking higher than the postseason.
The final piece to Texas’ championship puzzle is Scherzer, a veteran of the postseason. In the 2019 season, he led the Washington Nationals to a World Series title, earning the nickname “The Winning Hitter.카지노사이트
Texas hasn’t been to the World Series since 2011, when they finished as runners-up. With Scherzer at the helm, can the team write a new chapter in franchise history?