I’m going to ignore the Yu Darvish allows two earned runs and the Rangers lose aspect of this game while idiots on Twitter blame him since I get the pleasure of writing about it every five days.
Instead, let’s focus on this: MLB worst OPS leader Alcides Escobar in this series:
Game 1: Home run
Game 2: A walk (his seventh of the year)
Game: A game best 3-for-4 afternoon.
Drew Robinson and Mike Napoli, two curious inclusions in the lineup against a right-hander, each blasted solo homers because Yu Darvish starts can’t not be weird.
Jason Grilli was the afternoon’s loser after loading the bases in a 3-3 game to face the Royals only good hitter. Lorenzo Cain hit a two-out fly to right field and Shin-Soo Choo dropped it because Yu Darvish pitched.
I’m sorry, Yu Darvish. Please know that I still love you.
Player of the Game: Let’s give Alex Claudio a round of applause for tossing an airtight eight-pitch inning of relief on his third outing in three days.
Up Next: Yu Darvish won’t be pitching tomorrow so the Rangers have a shot in their first look at the Baltimore Orioles in 2017. I don’t know or care who is pitching or when the game will start.