A.J. Griffin's problems with the long ball and inability to throw effectively beyond 80 pitches came back to bite the Rangers today as Griffin allowed two Rays dingers, and three total runs in his 5 2/3 innings, while Keone Kela was roughed up for four runs late all while the offense only scored
(*They scored again with two-out in the 9th on Nomar Mazara's 14th home run of the year because the Rays decided to change relievers with two outs in an 8-1 game. That's just baseball god angering 101, man.)
Other than that, it was definitely probably worth spending your precious time in possession of eyeballs to witness this sporting event for sure.
Player of the Game: Rougned Odor hit a home run off of Jake Odorizzi in an event foretold in the book of Of Course That Would Happen. So, there's your highlight.
Up Next: The Rangers close out this series against the Ray with an afternoon affair between lefties Martin Perez and Drew Smyly. First pitch from The Trop is scheduled for 12:10 pm CT.