The Rangers dismantled the Astros this past week and are sitting 8.5 games better then Houston in the AL West. Texas has lost 2 in a row and embark on a gruesome 10 games straight on the road. The trip will end in Houston and hopefully by then the gap is bigger. We are closing in on possibly another playoff birth for the Rangers and this year could be different. With 2 aces (Hamels & Darvish) in the pen plus the bats coming alive, expect Bannister to have an arsenal of weapons to play with in time for the post season. Matchups will play a huge factor, and I expect Jeff to have us on the right page.