Online baseball betting anticipation continues to grow for the Rangers and their prospects of making the baseball wagering post season but they have been slumping recently.
After hosting the Yankees and Red Sox in front of huge and boisterous crowds the Rangers experienced the letdown of playing in the less than full dome of the Tampa Bay Rays last week and were swept in a 3-game series before moving on to Baltimore to face the resurgent Orioles where they lost 2 out of 3 games to begin that series.
The Rangers remained 7 games in front for first place in the American League West as neither the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim nor the Oakland Athletics could gain traction. The slump with the MLB betting odds did put the Rangers in the red for the season after having shown a modest profit for most of 2010.
Texas had a stellar home record of 39-23 but was struggling on the road with a mark of 29-31. Their offense continued to rank as one of the best in baseball as it ranked 5th in run production, 3rd in batting average, and 9th in home runs. The pitching staff continued to exceed expectations as it ranked 11th in staff earned run average.
The Rangers will return home for a much anticipated series with the Minnesota Twins, in what could very well be a payoff preview matchup with the MLB betting line.
Josh Hamilton continues his outstanding play for Texas as he was hitting a whopping .356 with 27 home runs and 85 runs batted in. Vladimir Guerrero was also ripping the ball with a .298 average along with 21 home runs and a team best 88 runs batted in.
How the Rangers handle their recent slump could go a long way in deciding how they play the rest of the season and what type of character that they have.
“It’s easy to play when everything is going well,” said catcher Bengie Molina. “It’s going to tell us what kind of team we are.”
Manager Ron Washington expects Hamilton to continue to lead Texas with their online baseball betting prospects.
“A leader leads when things are going good and when things are going bad,” said Washington. “He’s doing all of that.”