Welcome to Rangers things. The Rangers currently to a 3-game losing streak with their 6-4 loss to the Padres today. This loss brings their record to 10-12 and they fall to 5 1/2 games out of 1st place behind the Oakland Athletics who have a 16-7 record.
The Rangers pitching staff has given up a grand slam to the Padres in each of the last two games.
The first one was hit by rising star, Fernando Tatis Jr on a 3-0 count in the Rangers 14-4 loss. It was hit off Rangers pitcher Juan Nicasio- who strangely enough was placed on the restricted list today. Before being placed on the restricted list, Nicasio appeared in two games, pitching a total of 1.1 innings. Those innings didn’t work out well as he gave up 6 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and he struck out 1.
2nd grand slam
The 2nd grand salami was in the game today. Mike Minor served it up to Wil Myers in the top of the 1st giving the Padres a 4-0 lead until the Rangers. The Rabgers offense finally broke through in the bottom of the 4th inning. Joey Gallo hit a 3-run bomb – his 6th home run of the year. The Rangers scored another run when Scott Heineman hit a double that brought in Nick Solak. At that time the Rangers were down 6-4 and there would be no more scoring on either side.
Woodward and Ian Gibaut suspended
Going back to the first grand slam that Tatis Jr hit. It was definitely the hot topic of the day as the Rangers took exception and threw behind Machado. Both Woodward and Ian Gibaut were suspended. Woodward served his 1-game suspension today and Ian Gibaut is expected to appeal his 3-game suspension. The only thing that upset me about the grand slam, was that the Rangers put themselves in that position. Don’t put yourself in a bases loaded 3-0 count to a rising star and you don’t have to deal with the consequences. I have no issue with Tatis Jr swinging the bat there.
A quick two-game series in San Diego at Petco Park. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for no grand slams given up to the Padres.
Lance Lynn (3-0, 1.11) takes the mound for the Rangers and Chris Paddack (2-2, 4.91) at 8:10 PM CST.