I say no. The fact is the Rangers are one game out of the playoffs right now with 43 to go. Thursday's game is huge because the Rangers don't want to open a road trip on a three-game losing streak, especially not one that includes Tampa Bay and New York. But the offense isn't producing when it needs to.
Here are some numbers from the homestand so far
David Murphy - 3 for 21
Hank Blalock - 1 for 23
Andruw Jones - 2 for 11
But the positive to take is the Rangers should have won the last two games. But that doesn't make up any games in the standings.
- Anthony Andro