The Texas Rangers Game 7
If any team can get it together and rally back from losing via 2 comebacks and a walk off homer in game 6 of the World Series, it is the Texas Rangers. The Rangers team has shown remarkable toughness and a short memory over the last 2 seasons. But they are about to be tested more than they ever have been this evening.
The proof is in the pudding for the Rangers, they have no rearview mirror. The Rangers lost Game 3 of the World Series 16-7 but won Games 4 and 5 as though nothing happened. Last year, The Rangers blew a lead in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at home but won the series in six games over the New York Yankees to make it to their first World Series. Tonight will be no different.
Texas Manager Ron Washington walked into a disappointed clubhouse after Game 6 on Thursday and told his guys to keep their heads up and be ready to go in Game 7 and Michael Young reiterated how they’ve bounced back all season. The Rangers have played 46 consecutive games without losing two straight. That’s the longest streak by any major league team since the 1995 Cleveland Indians.
Michael Young is the very definition of the word professional. To a man, every player on the Rangers will tell you the same thing. He is the perfect professional ball player. He keeps his mouth shut unless there is something to say and he plays every game like it is his last.
Though there is not a lot of press on old number 10, he should be considered one of the top players in the AL. Young hit .338 with 106 rbi’s this year and has just gotten hot in the series. Look for him to make a big impact on the game tonight. He is the Texas leader and he needs to have a big game this evening for the Rangers to take home their first ever title.
Texas turns to Matt Harrison on regular rest for Game 7. Harrison was 14-9 with a 3.39 ERA in 185 2/3 innings this season.