Really, Rangers?! Rangers Blown Out in Game 1 of ALDS

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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 06:  Cole Hamels (C) #35 of the Texas Rangers walks back to the dugout after being relieved during the fourth inning in game one of the American League Divison Series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 6, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON — Really, Rangers?! It was the game built up as the beginning of a 5-game series grudge match between two teams that couldn’t stand each other, but there was just one problem — only one team decided to show up.

The Rangers ace known as “Hollywood” Cole Hamels had a performance more suited for Skid Row. Already down 2-0 in the top of the 3rd with the bases loaded, Hamels gave up a 3 run triple to make it a 5-run deficit.

Although, it appeared center fielder Ian Desmond may have gotten a case of alligator arms when he got near the wall.

Hamels would eventually leave the game after giving up 6 earned runs in 3 and a third innings for his worst ever postseason start.

After the game, Hamels talked about his struggles on the mound, “I think when you give up the amount of runs that I did early in the game you kind of deflate anything and everything of what home field advantage really is. So it’s a major let down.”

The Rangers would go on to lose the game 10 to 1, but manager Jeff Banister reminded everyone that this is a 5-game series, “Not going to say that that’s how we drew it up for Game 1 however it’s one game.”

The good news is that the Rangers won’t have long to pout about this loss. They get a chance at redemption Friday at Noon.

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