Ranger things happened during their 10-6 loss to the Rockies. With this loss the Rangers fall to .500 ball with a 10-10 record. They have 40 games to play to try and make the expanded post-season.
Kolby Allard pitched three innings in which the Rockies scored 6 run on 8 hits, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. The biggest inning was the 2nd, where the Rockies scored 5 runs. The defense of the Rangers leaves alot to be desired.
Out of the pen
Juan Nicasio had his first appearance of the season. He oitched one inning and the Rockies scired 2 runs on 3 hits and 1 strikeout.
Wes Benjamin to make his debut made his Major League Debut. I’m sure he had all the butterflies that players normally get. In his inning the Rockies scored 2 runs on 3 hits and he struck out 2. Both of his strikeouts came from his changeup.
Taylor Hearn pitched a scoreless bottom of the 6th. He walked Charlie Blackmon but then got a fly out, pop out and a groundout; all of his slider.
I still get nervous every time Jesse Chavez comes in but he pitched a scoreless inning and now has a 5.19 earned run average.
Jimmy Herget pitched a scoreless 8th bottom of the 8th – walking Charlie Blackmon. He’s got a 8.44 earned run average.
Swinging the bats
The Rangers scored 6 runs on 6 hits. They worked 6 walks and struck out 9 times. Todd Frazier was the only Rangers player to have multiple hits; he finished going 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs.
Odor and Gallo each hit a home run. You better believe Odor is still going to be playing games. That home run bought him a week, even with his error. Elvis Andurs has been just as cold as anyone but he got a hit and is now batting .184 and Woodward needs to find a way to give Andrus a day off.
The Rangers line-up was 2 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left 5 on base.
The Rangers play the San Diego Padres for 2 games in Arlington and then travel to San Diego for 2 games. The first games is tonight at 8:05 PM CST. Jordan Lyles (1-1, 6.06) takes the mound for the Rangers and Zach Davies (2-2, 2.78) takes the mound for the Padres (11-12).