This very well could be a preview of the opening ALDS come early October and if in fact the Red Sox meet the Texas Rangers, there is great cause for concern.
We all remember what happened when Boston opened up this season with a three game series in Texas, only to be swept by the defending AL West champions. Well, last nights game, the first of four in the Texas heat didn’t go much better for the Bo Sox.
Once again, it was left hander C.J. Wilson on the mound for the Rangers and he stymied the Red Sox all night. Wilson won his 13th of the year after going 6.2 innings pitched and only gave up four hits. The Red Sox never really threatened all night at the plate and as a result fall to 0-4 at the Ballpark in Arlington this year and 2-11 since 2009. Cue the alarm for concern.
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