With apologies to Tony Bennett, the Texas Rangers left something important in San Francisco as well. As a result, their World Series dream season ended in Arlington on Monday night with a 3-1 loss to the Giants.
The Rangers’ bats, which carried the team to historic postseason firsts—a playoff victory, a division series win, and an American League pennant—never left the Bay Area for the return trip to Arlington.
After an 11-7 loss in Game 1, Texas scored in only three of their remaining 35 at-bats. That’s a total of five runs over the final four games of the series, including shutout losses in Games 2 and 4. During that stretch, the Rangers scratched out a total of 18 hits. You don’t have to