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Thoughts on a 12-4 Rangers loss

Indians 12, Rangers 4

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Indians 12, Rangers 4

  • Matt Moore, once again, had awful command. Moore gave up 9 runs in the first two innings, burying the Rangers from the outset. He pitched through the fourth inning, allowing 10 runs in all, on 11 hits, including 3 home runs, a pair of walks, and one strikeout. It was a disastrous outing where he was left out there in large part so the bullpen wouldn’t have to eat a ton of innings today.
  • The quotes after the game are the same as what we’ve read before — the stuff was there, the command wasn’t. And with Martin Perez on the disabled list, the Rangers are going to have little choice but to roll with Moore again on Monday.
  • Nick Gardewine, who arrived at the park today about an hour and a half prior to first pitch after being promoted, pitched two shutout innings, so that is good.
  • Jesse Chavez also pitched two innings. He struck out the side in his first inning of work. He gave up a two run home run in his second inning of work.
  • At least a position player didn’t have to pitch.
  • At least Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo homered today. As did Juan Centeno, who could be on his way out tomorrow, with the Rangers having claimed catcher Carlos Perez from the Braves.
  • Anyway. A .500 road trip. It would have been nice to take this series, but it wasn’t to be. Not much else to say about today.