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October 06, 2012

Rangers react to final game of 2012 season

The Rangers bowed out of the 2012 season with a 5-1 loss in the American League wild-card game. They lost 10 of their final 14 games, including their last four, to miss out on the AL West title and be done after just one playoff game. Here's some reaction to their quick slide into the off-season.

Said Michael Young: "It's a very disappointing finish. We all feel like with the team we had, with the guys we had, we could have made another run at it. But it doesn't really come down to tonight's game. It comes down to the last week and a half or so. We felt like we had an opportunity to put our best foot forward and set ourselves up for a strong run. We couldn't get it done."

Said David Murphy: "I don't know if stunned is the right word. It's disappointing. It doesn’t really feel like we played a playoff game. I'm going to be watching games next week on TV, and I know that we're good enough to be where those guys are. But we didn't get it done, and for that we don't deserve to be there."

Said Derek Holland: "We got outplayed. There were a lot of different things. We weren't playing very good ball. Offensively and defensive we made some mistakes. It just wasn't Rangers baseball. We didn’t deserve to win."

Said manager Ron Washington: "I'm not stunned. I was right there watching it. A little execution here and a little execution there in some certain situations, it's a different situation. But it isn't, so I've got to live with it."

Said Matt Harrison: "It's kind of hard to swallow. We're going to have to watch rest of the season on TV."

-- Jeff Wilson

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