The Rangers rookie Sam Huff had quite the game. He went 3 for 4 hitting his 2nd and 3rd home runs of the year. Those home runs were key to the Rangers being able to come back with the walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th. The final was 5-4 and they move to 20-38 with two games to go in the season.
On the Mound
Kyle Cody (1-1, 1.59) started for the Rangers and went 5 innings. He gave up one run on 3 hits, 3 walks and he struck out 1. Really curious to see how he does on the starting rotation rotation next year even though his innings will be limited.
Out of the pen
John King (1-0, 6.10) pitched 1.2 innings and allowed a run on two hits including the home run by Alex Bregman. He struck out three.
Jonathan Hernández (5-1, 2.70) has definitely been the bright spot of the bullpen this entire season. He pitched 1.1 innings and allowed one run on one hit and two walks with a strikeout.
Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.32) pitched a scoreless inning. During his inning he walked one and struck out two.
Brett Martin (1-1, 1.98) is one of my personal favorites since we both have type 1 diabetes. He earned his first win of the season. The Astros did score an unearned run due to a runner starting at 2nd.
Swinging the bats – Sam Huff homers twice
As a whole, the line-up scored 5 runs on 8 hits, worked one walk and struck out seven times.
The Rangers # 2 ranked prospect, catcher Sam Huff hit two solo home runs, which turned out to be key in the Rangers walk off win. Huff is now slashing a line of .357/.379/.786/1.165. Sure, it’s a very small sample size but it’s pretty impressive for a player that hadn’t played above High-A prior to his debut.
Huff and Isiah Kiner-Falefa were the only two who had multi-hit games. IKF went 2-4 with a run and a walk.
The Rangers have two games left in the season including the one tonight. Right-hander Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.87) takes the mound for the Rangers.
The Astros earned a spot in the post-season last night even though they lost.