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Can the Rangers recover from Game 1 defeat?

Oct 28, 2010, 1:33 AM EDT

Few people, let alone the Texas Rangers, could have expected the San Francisco Giants to rough up Cliff Lee the way they did in Game 1 on Wednesday night. A shocking development like that can send a team into a tailspin, yet the Rangers still have plenty of pitching and offense to throw at the Giants the rest of the way.

So what do you think? Will the Rangers bounce back nicely?

  1. hardjudge - Oct 28, 2010 at 3:05 AM

    Its amazing how the press jumps on one home win at the beginning of a series. The Giants are supposed to win their home games. Since they have the home-field advantage the Rangers will have to win at least one game in San Fan to win the series. So whats the big deal about game one. A much more serious loss will be either the Giants losing a game at home or the Rangers losing when they get back to Arlington.

  2. Reflex - Oct 28, 2010 at 4:06 AM

    I don’t see Texas recovering. They simply do not have enough pitching to counter the Giants from here on out. Their hopes hinged on Lee being unbeatable three times, and someone else picking up a victory as well. Now it would take either offensive eruptions or Texas pitchers throwing the games of their lives.

    As the saying goes, pitching beats hitting every time, and the Giants have easily the best pitching in the seies.

    • Ari Collins - Oct 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM

      Lee was never going to pitch three times, so I’m pretty sure they weren’t pinning their hopes on it.

  3. granted42 - Oct 28, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    As a Giants fan, I hope they can’t, but I’m not counting on it. They kept fighting until the end, and were able to score seven runs against the Giants pitching staff, the most against them in the post season. While it looks good for the Giants to have beaten Lee, they still have to win three, the Rangers still have a potent offense, and San Francisco has some weak links in their bullpen. They still have to play the games to determine who wins.

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