Ranger things trade deadline edition: Rangers lose to Dodgers

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By Heath

I dont believe the Dodgers have lost a series yet this year. So it’s no surprise as I sit here tonight that the Texas Rangers lost two out of three games to the Dodgers. They lost on Sunday by a final of 7-2 and move to 12-21 on the season.

Some notes on the 7-4 loss on Saturday

Lynn did all he could in the 7-4 loss on Saturday. He was tagged with his first loss of the year but he pitched 6 innings. He allowed 4 runs, 3 earned on 5 hits, 3 walks and struck out 6.

Kyle Cody pitched 2.1 scoreless innings out of the pen with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

The Rangers offense managed to score 4 runs on their 8 hits but it wasn’t enough.

Speaking of offense. Ronald Guzmán was 3 for 3 on the night with his home run. Of the Rangers that had a had, he was the only one with multiple hits.

It’s worth mentioning that Leody Taveras also hit his first home run of his young career. So far he’s looked really strong defensively in the outfield and seems to be coming along nicely at the plate. He’s the starting Centerfielder for this team next year.

Sunday 7-2 loss

Kyle Gibson was tagged with 5 runs on 5 hits, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. The 5th inning was his only scoreless inning. He is now 1-4 with a 6.16 earned run average and prior to this start his FIP was 5.29.

Nick Goody wasn’t very good. He pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed a run on a hit and a walk. Joely Rodríguez pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 inning only allowing a hit and struck out 2.

Luis García pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed a run on 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2 in the process. He’s got a 5.40 earned run average.

Shout out to Jimmy Herget who pitched 1 and 1/3 shutout innings. He allowed 2 hits and struck out 2.

Release Goody and Luis García if no trade is able to be made and bring up DeMarcus Evans and Jason Bahr both of whom are on the 40-man.

Trade deadline

The Rangers have been heavily mentioned in trade rumors. Lance Lynn, Joey Gallo, Mike Minor and Rougned Odor are some of the players I’ve seen mentioned. If I were GM right now, I probably do trade each of them but it had to be for the right deal.

Realistically, the Rangers are more than a few players away from competing. Depending on the return every player has to be considered.

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