Will the Rangers be devastated or at least demoralized by having had everything go almost absolutely right for most of Game 1, only to see it all fall apart? We all have our own opinions. I would lean toward saying yes, personally. We'll find out more today.
Rangers manager Ron Washington had a talk with his team last night, following the 6-5 defeat, and addressed that very topic. This is what he said about it to reporters today:
"I addressed my team after the game, and of course, it was positive. We did a lot of positive things last night. The only one thing we didn't do was win the ballgame.
But you know, after I addressed those guys and I talked with my staff, took a shower, got something to eat, went home, got up and came to the ballpark ready to do it again.
It's a 7-game series. We probably let one get away. My guys are resilient. They will show up today and they will go out and fight as hard as they did last night. I would like to be in the same position again and see what happens. I would like to get in the position of just having to get six more outs, and next time, we'll probably get it done. We didn't get it done last night, and we all take credit for that."