Welcome to another edition of Rangers Things. The Rangers lost in 10 innings by a final of 6-3. The San Diego Padres are running roughshod to the Rangers and their pitching. They have now hit Grand Slams in three consecutive games, which has to be some sort of record. If it is- that isn?t the type of record you want on your resume.
The shot tonight came from the bat of Manny Machado against closer Rafael Montero who was pitching into his second inning. Some would argue that decision.
Lance Lynn battled and provided the Rangers 7 solid innings of work. He allowed 2 runs on 8 hits and struck out 6. His earned run average is still an amazing 1.37. John Daniel’s better be fielding some calls and getting best offers lined up.
Out of the pen
Jonathan Hern?ndez pitched a scoreless bottom of the 8th and struck out one. He owns a 1.84 earned run average now.
Rafael Montero pitched the bottom of the 9th getting a strikeout, line out and a ground out. He was brought back out to pitch the bottom of the 10th to preserve the lead and unfortunately it didn’t work out. The bases were loaded after a long 9 pitch battle between Montero and Tatis Jr, which ended with a walk.
Swinging the bats
Rougned Odor got the Rangers on the board in the top of the 2nd when he belted his 3rd home run of the year. Odor ended up going 2-4 bringing his average closer to the Mwndoza line at .180.
Joey Gallo tied the game at 2-2 when he hit his 7th bomb of the year. He went 1-4 and is hitting .216.
In extras, Refsnyder was pinch hit for Choo. I dont understand that at all even if you tell me it’s about matchups. You don’t always have to go with matchups. Choo was 0-4 in the game but I take my chances with him any day over Refsnyder.
The Rangers did get a RBI by thanks to Calhoun who hit an infield single but he was injured. It was reported to be his hamstring and further testing will be done tomorrow. Adolis Garcia is with the team on the taxi squad this trip so he would likely step in.
Gotta hand it to the Padres, they’ve clearly been the better team. With this loss the Rangers fall to 10-13. Its about time for the Rangers to let the young guys play.
Last game of this series is tomorrow at 7:10 PM CST before the Rangers head to Seattle.
Kyle Gibson (1-2, 3.74) takes the mound for the Rangers and Dinelson Lamet (2-1,1.59) takes the mound for the Padres.
Heath is the founder of The Prospect Times and is a life-long Rangers fan. He wanted to focus more on the Rangers farm system so this site was born. Nolan Ryan is his favorite pitcher of all time. When Heath isn’t working his full-time job, he is busy spending time with his wife and two young sons.