After the Rangers returned home from a 4-5 road trip, many people have spent ink and talk on what was contributing to their struggles.
All these are valid reasons, and there is one that I have not heard mentioned: home runs. Through the first ten games, the pitching staff gave up 6 home runs or .6 per game. The next five games, they gave up 7 home runs or 1.4 per game.
Here is why I am focusing on the home runs. All of the games that Texas lost were close. At some point doing each of those losses, the pitching staff, starters or relievers, gave up a key home run that either won the game or put the game out of the reach for our struggling offense.
My two cents.