CHICAGO — It’s been a long, embarrassing season for the Texas Rangers. Last place in the American League West standings is almost assured. But for one night, fans could rejoice about what could be the lone shining moment in a dismal year.
Tuesday night in Chicago, the Rangers couldn’t miss.
Hitters smashed everything that was thrown at them. They roughed up White Sox pitchers in what became an absolute slaughter at U.S. Cellular Field.
In an offensive display fans in Arlington were hoping for at the start of the season, the Rangers tallied 16 runs on 18 hits.
But, it was pitcher Colby Lewis who stole the show. He silenced the bats of the White Sox, striking out seven hitters in a complete game shutout. The right-hander earned his sixth career complete game and second career shutout.
The Rangers, which are predicted to lose over a 100 games during the 2014 campaign, will be able to look back at this gem to see the potential of this last place team. It’s just too bad the home fans weren’t able to watch this masterful performance at Globe Life Park.
Hey, let’s celebrate by watching one of our favorite clips from this week in 1993: