None of you will believe this but the Rangers gave up another grand slam in their 8-5 loss to the Angels. It was the eighth grand slam they’ve given up this year. With six games left in this shortened season, they are closing in on the team record of 9 in a 162-game season. That’s definitely not a record that they want to match.
After throwing a complete game shutout in his last start, Kyle Gibson got chased after the 4th inning. The four walks he issued came back to haunt him as three of the four free passes, scored.
The bullpen did their job today. Each of Jimmy Herget, DeMarcus Evans, Nick Goody and Jesse Chavez pitched scoreless innings. As a unit they gave up 3 hits, issued 1 walk and they struck out 5.
Swinging the bats
Isiah Kiner-Falefa put the Rangers on the board in the top of the 1st with his 3rd home run of the year.
In the top of the 2nd, Anderson Tejeda hit a double that scored Nick Solak bringing the score to 2-0 Rangers. The Angels got a run back in the bottom of the 2nd with a double play ball that scored Ohtani.
The Rangers got another run in the top of the 3rd on a single by Nick Solak that scored Leody Taveras. Derek Dietrich hit his 5th home run of the year in the top of the 6th. Unfortunately, that was all the scoring for the Rangers.
5 R | 7 H | 2 BB | 6 SO
Anderson Tejeda had a fielding error (3rd) but growing pains are expected especially for a player who has never played above High-A ball.
The Rangers are heading to Arizona for a quick two-game series against the Diamondbacks and then it’s back home to face the Houston *’s for the final two games.