Season record: 38-37
Week 12 Record: 4-3
Series Record: 11-11, 3 splits
Rangers have seven players with 10 or more home runs on the season. The Rangers hit at least one homer in all but one game this week. 14 home runs on the week. Five multi-homer games, four homers by Gomez, and an inside the park homer by Gallo. Am I the only one that forgets how much speed Gallo has? Drew Robinson got his first major league hit, and in true Ranger fashion, it was a homer.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx is channeling Colby Lewis by being the unlikely rock of the pitching rotation and one of the easiest guys to root for. He got his third win on Saturday when we went seven innings and gave up just one run on five hits and walk.
He would’ve had two wins on the week, had Bush not blown the save in the 9th inning of Monday’s game against the Blue Jays.
Which brings us to talking about Matt Bush. He’s responsible for two of the three losses the Rangers had on the week. Both times he came into the 9th inning with a one-run lead, 6-5 against the Blue Jays and 1-0 against the Yankees. Bush now has four blown saves on he season.
Honestly, what did the Rangers do to the baseball gods that they aren’t allowed the happiness of a true closer?
I am not, never have been, and never will be an MLB manager, but it seems as though Bush is used in the extremes. He’s either used five games in a row or isn’t used for five straight outings. Either way, he redeemed himself in the series finale against the Yankees to give them the series win.
Here’s hoping the Rangers continue with all the homers and we won’t have to worry about a sketchy bullpen situation anytime soon.