It doesn't take a genius to figure out what went wrong for the Texas Rangers, who were ousted from their first-ever World Series, 4-1, by the San Francisco Giants.
Just looking at the numbers put up by their starting lineup says it all:
1) Elvis Andrus: 3-17, .176 BA
2) Mike Young: 5-20, .250 BA
3) Josh Hamilton: 2-20, .100 BA
4) Vlad Guerrero: 1-14, .071 BA
5) Nelson Cruz: 4-20 .200 BA
6) Ian Kinsler: 3-16, .188 BA
7) Jeff Francoeur: 0-6, 0.00 BA
7A) David Murphy: 1-7, .143 BA
8) Benjie Molina: 2-11, .182 BA
9) Mitch Moreland: 6-13, .462 BA
Team Batting Average: .190
Only the No. 9 hitter, Mitch Moreland, was able to figure out the Giants deadly pitching staff.
With those kinda numbers from such a potent lineup, the Rangers should be happy they weren't swept.
The Giants pitchers were NO JOKE! That's for sure.
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