You can place your bets on the Texas Rangers now, as their chances of winning the World Series are decreasing. They are currently at 15/2 to win it all, and 10/3 to win AL. This is an incredible story for a team that has one of the lowest payrolls within the majors. The team is also in bankruptcy court which must be distracting.
Bodog was the first to notice the flood of activity on Texas futures after the Rangers acquired Cliff Lee from the Seattle Mariners in a trade. As the Rangers move further away from the AL West, the money keeps rolling in. No other team in baseball looks as likely to win their division. Even if your team is the Yankees, it’s still important to beat Tampa Bay and Boston.
Texas is a great place to bet.
Texas is 7-15-1, 4-6-1 at the home, and 3-9-0 away in 23 overall series for 2021. The team is currently 1-10-1 in the last 12 series, with 0-7-1 in the last 8 series. Texas is 1-3-1 over its last five series at home
Rangers outfielder David Dahl is still sidelined. He began a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. Since May 26, Dahl has been out with a rib injury. He also suffered back discomfort while on the injured-list. Through 154 plate appearances, the 27-year old is batting just.208/.242/.340. He has four homers and 12 RBI. His 41/6 K/BB rate is also impressive. Dahl can be activated at anytime.
Jordan Lyles (2-5) is on the mound. Lyles gave up five runs on seven hits, two walks and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings of a loss to the Astros. Lyles was injured by the long ball, as he gave up a run on his second pitch of game. Jose Altuve drove him deep to score the Astros’ first run. Chas McCormick hit Carlos Correa in the first inning to put him on base. Martin Maldonado followed with a solo shot, while Myles Straw scored in the fourth to make it 5-1.
Lyles’ day would be ended with a walk and a base hit in fifth. Lyles entered the contest having lasted at least five innings in his seven previous starts. However, that streak was cut short. Lyles’ season ERA was lowered to 5.68 by the rough outing.
The Rangers hope to trade Lyles before the deadline. Lyles is currently on the second year a $18 million two-year contract that he signed in 2019. This means potential suitors won’t need to worry about financing the purchase beyond the current season.
Lyles is 2-0 in his career with a 2.81 ERA over four career appearances vs. Oakland. This was tied for his third-lowest ERA vs. a foe. Lyles is currently 1-1 with a 6.52 ERA at-home.Last Updated on October 2, 2021