The Texas Rangers’ investment toward the postseason was right. As the mound stabilizes, the run toward fall baseball is gaining momentum.
MLB.com said on the 16th (Korean time), 스포츠토토“Jordan Montgomery and Max Scherzer improved the Texas starting lineup.”
Texas recently strengthened its mound through a trade. First of all, on the 30th of last month, he embraced Scherzer, the best pitcher who won the Cy Young Award three times.
Scherzer signed a three-year, $130 million free agent contract with the New York Mets ahead of this season. He has a 2+1 year contract to be exact, with a player option for 2024.
When the Mets found it difficult to advance into the postseason, they traded Scherzer. It wasn’t easy at first. However, the conversation progressed when Scherzer decided to give up his no-trade right and exercise the player option that had been hanging for 2024. In the process, the Mets concluded an agreement to pay Scherzer’s remaining salary, excluding $22.5 million. The Mets subsidize Scherzer’s annual salary of more than $35 million until next year’s salary.
Scherzer, who changed into a Texas uniform, pitched well in three consecutive games. He allowed 3 runs in 6 innings against the Chicago White Sox on the 4th, 1 run in 7 innings against the Oakland Athletics on the 9th, and 7 scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Angels on the 15th. he got better and better After moving to Texas, he reached an average ERA of 1.80 with 3 wins in 3 games and 20 innings.
Montgomery, who came to Texas as a trade following Scherzer, is also good. Montgomery was traded on the 31st, the day after Scherzer was recruited. It was a 3:3 trade with St. Louis. St. Louis also made the decision to send Montgomery when it was far from advancing to fall baseball.
Montgomery also pitched well in all three games. He went 2-1 with an earned run average of 2.50 in 18 innings.
The performance of the Texas starting lineup, which Scherzer and Montgomery joined, also went up. According to MLB.com, Texas’ ERA in August was 2.19, the highest in the major leagues.
With a victory on the 16th, Texas achieved a 72-48 win rate of 60%, solidifying its first place in the American League West. It is 3.5 games behind second place Houston.
Founded in 1961, Texas did not win the World Series for 62 years until last year. It is the oldest of the six teams in the major leagues that have not won a World Series. Reinforcing the mound, which was set out to fulfill the long-cherished dream of winning, is successfully continuing.