The Rangers started the season with a 15-7 record. (They were actually 16-7, but work with me here.)
Since August 21, Texas is 7-15. (The club is 6-15 since the day after that, but, you know, symmetry.)
Flip those two 22-game stretches. Imagine that the Rangers started 2013 with a 7-15 record – where the Astros were after 22 games – and were on a 15-7 tear going into tonight. How fired up would we be that Texas is 81-68 and in control of a Wild Card spot?
New day today. 81-68, Wild Card. Thirteen games to go.
Start with that, and forget when the good stretches were, and the bad ones.
Right now, this is a playoff team.
Start with that.
(That’s all I got this morning.)