I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that for the second time this week the Rangers got tattooed before you took your afternoon smoke break. Today it was a tidy 8-2 ditty in Detroit, during which Rangers pitchers surrendered five walks and five homers and Rangers hitters produced 10 strikeouts and only four hits. Sigh.
They have lost seven in a row and were outscored 37-10 in Detroit, which entered the series with the American League’s worst record. Not any more. All this begs the intriguing question: Who will be canned first, Ron Washington or Avery Johnson? Discuss. --Richie Whitt