Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/2/13
What a downer weekend of baseball. The Rangers scored just seven runs off the Minnesota Twins in three games.  Seven. They scored more than that in three innings of Felix Hernandez pitching. But that’s exactly why I never look at any series as a gimme.  There are no gimmes in baseball.  Every team will have a good stretch and every team will have a bad stretch. The Rangers are clinging desperately to a one-game lead in the AL West while the Twins have nothing to play for … except a nice ending to their season.  It has to be easier to play with that mindset. The only real shocker of the weekend (for me) was Justin Morneau getting sent to the Pirates.  He and Joe Mauer have been the face of the Twins for as long as I can remember. I can’t imagine Morneau in anything but red and blue.  If I was a Twins fan, I would be inconsolable. But I’m not.  I’m a Rangers fan.  So I’m merely stunned and can only focus on my boys now. The pitching has been fine.  I’m not worried about them.  But the offense
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