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Josh Hamilton And The Rangers Trying To Stay Focused Through Mini-Slump

It’s not time to panic yet, but the Texas Rangers could sure use a few wins in a row to help steady the ship. The Rangers of course are in the midst of a four game losing streak. Through the first three innings on Friday night, the Rangers lead the Baltimore Orioles 1-0, so here’s to hoping that tonight’s the night they get back on track.

On Thursday, prior to the team’s fourth consecutive loss, Josh Hamilton joined The Dan Patrick Show to talk about Texas’s recent slide, how he thinks the Yankees are still the team to beat in the AL, and a number of other interesting topics.

On whether or not he is nervous about being caught in the standings:

“No. The biggest thing is approaching every game as one game and not thinking about two weeks from now or a month from now and getting ahead of ourselves.”

On changing his approach at the plate:

“Well I think that’s kinda what I’ve been doing because I’ve taken a different approach for batting practice and focusing on hitting line drives. Most of the time a home run is hit by a pitch thrown, a pitcher making a mistake, and those kinds of things. Biggest thing for me was trying not to see how far I could hit the ball, but seeing if I could barrel the ball up and hitting it hard somewhere.”

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