The Texas Rangers dropped the deciding game Sunday 12-5 against the New York Yankees. They have only won one series since April 10th when they swept the Kansas City Royals.
During the skid, they have lost five players (two relief pitchers, an All-Star and Rookie of the Year closer and two All-Star outfielders) to the DL.
They are lucky they are only two games behind the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Manager Ron Washington is lucky to have such a great bench—it could be the attribute saving the Rangers from a dismal April/May. I don't know who said it, but it's been said before.
"You can't win a division in April or May, but you sure can lose one."
We're going to take a look at the amazing depth off the bench that the Rangers displayed Sunday afternoon in a hot Mothers' Day rubber game against the Bronx Bombers.
The starting lineup looked like this:
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. Elvis Andrus, SS
3. Michael Young, DH
4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. David Murphy, LF
7. Yorvit Torrealba, C
8. Craig Gentry, RF
9. Julio Borbon, CF