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Rangers 7, Astros 1: Wandy dominates his old team, makes us feel bad

How quickly the good times can turn bad.

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Hey, remember when Houston had a 10-game winning streak, had one a boatload of one-run games and was facing a terrible Rangers team? Remember when George Springer wasn't hurt, when Dallas Keuchel got run support and when Scott Feldman made quality starts?

Nope, me either. It's all doom and gloom this week. The Rockets are losing. The Astros season is falling apart before our eyes.

And the latest architect of their destruction is a former friend. Et tu, Wandy?

Yes, the Rangers are getting production out of Wandy Rodriguez. The venerable lefty was terrible in 2014 in six games, decent in 12 start in 2013 and started this season in the minors. His strikeouts have dipped each season for the past five years, yet he keeps getting things done.

For the Rangers, though? He's been lights out. He's got a 3.12 ERA in three starts now, after twirling his gem against the Astros on Monday. He allowed three hits and one run with one walk in eight innings while striking out eight.

The only blemish on his night was a solo home run by Luis Valbuena. That was his team-leading seventh of the year.

Feldman got rocked, giving up six runs in three innings, including four in the first. Kevin Chapman pitched well in relief, as did Josh Fields. Yet, the offense just couldn't get going against Wandy.

Meanwhile, George Springer made another amazing play in the outfield, crashing into the wall and possibly giving himself a concussion. Just look at what's happened to other major league players in recent years who've dealt with concussions to know how scary that last sentence is.

When Jose Altuve can't even get a hit, things are bad.

I'm sure things will be fine. Sam Deduno will salvage the series for Houston Wednesday night and the Astros will win three of four from the Angels in Anaheim. Right? Right?

Please tell me it's going to be alright.