The Sunday Read: A look at the Rangers’ final countdown with 21 games to go
(AP photo/Tony Gutierrez)
ARLINGTON — The 2023 MLB regular season ends three weeks from today. The Rangers will be in Seattle, where the hope is they will still have games to to play that first week of October.
And, once again, that remains a possibility even if it feels as if they have already been eliminated.
The Rangers are in third place in the American League West, trailing the Astros by three games. In the wild-card race, the Rangers are 1 1/2 games behind the Mariners and Blue Jays.
Including the series finale this afternoon against the A’s, the Rangers have 21 games remaining. As they have said for weeks, whether fans believe them nor not, that’s a lot of time for things to turn in their favor.
Manager Bruce Bochy continues to believe that all that has abandoned the Rangers the past three weeks will return. He and the coaching staff have been trying to remind players how fortunate they are to be in the hunt for October, and to believe that what they got them to this point is attainable again.
Including today’s game, the Rangers have 21 games remaining.
Here’s a look at the finale against the A’s and the final six series: