Ah, you gotta love Texas and its slang.

Whether the Rangers are sweatin’ like a turkey the day before Thanksgiving or not, they ought to be because the Giants have spanked them so far like a rented mule.

Everything is bigger in Texas, they say. But for Rangers fans, players and management, nothing is bigger than Game 3 of this here World Series.

For if’n the Giants find a way to win again, it’s all over but the shoutin’.

Thus far, the Giants have been hotter’n a goat’s butt in a pepper patch. Yes sir, following an 11-7 beatdown of previously untouchable Cliff Lee and the Rangers in Game 1, the city by the Bay came back to clobber Texas 9-0 on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the Rangers will be happy as a tick on a stray dog if they find the home cookin’ to their liking on Saturday. They return home to face the Giants in a pivotal Game 3 that will likely end any fading hope of a Rangers title if they lose.

The burden rests on the broad shoulders of starting pitcher Colby Lewis, who has been really good in the postseason thus far. Lewis has started three games while allowing just three runs.

So let’s take a look at the keys to Game 3. Now I may be two sandwiches short of a picnic, but if Texas can win this game, they are right back in the series.

But if they lose? Well, that would be a kick in the Texas pistachio wagon.

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