Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Tables Have Turned
Well, that sound you just heard was the sound of the number of 'Blue Jays win the World Series' predictions being drastically rewritten.
The Rangers took complete control of that game, even if it looked like Russell Martin was trying to whoop it right back into Jaysville a few times. David Price did not look like David Price. Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista left with injuries. This was not the team that made it to the postseason...this was the team that got by for a while in May.
The Rangers, meanwhile, were on top of the world, hitting well and keeping good defense. When Robinson Chirinos, the nine man, gets your big hit, you know you're doing something pretty right. Gallardo, for the most part, was solid, and they're going into a Cole Hamels game tomorrow night, which puts them in position to potentially go 2-0 heading back to Arlington.
This game was a pretty big move for both teams, because it may drastically alter the outcome of this postseason.
Now onto the Royals and Astros.