ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 7: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies followed by Troy Tulowitzki #2 are congratulated for scoring in the first inning on a hit by Nolan Arenado #28 against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
There was one glimmer of hope as the Texas Rangers left the field in Denver on Tuesday night after a 12-1 loss to one of the hottest teams, and best offenses, in all of baseball — it was the last time they'd be leaving that field this year.
Of course, Wednesday's return to Arlington and Globe Life Park against that same Colorado Rockies team brought more of the same, as starter Colby Lewis was chased after 3 2/3 innings and the Rangers scored their lone runs off a single swing of the bat from Adrian Beltre.
More of the same — more bad news.
The loss dropped the Rangers to .500, marking the first time since May 2011 that the team was at or below .500 past April. Of course, that year the Rangers went on to play in the World Series, but nothing at the moment tells you this team is anywhere close to that.
The change of scenery we'd all hoped would yield better results for the Rangers just brought more of the same. And who knows, maybe after Thursday's series finale, we'll all be saying the Rangers just need to get away from the Rockies, period.