The Yankees have been on a tear of late, losing just four games in the last month’s worth of games. In addition, the Bronx Bombers had hit four or more home runs in their last four games including last night against the Rangers.
Cole Hamels did his part to put a stop to that.
Though the Yankees did hit three home runs tonight, the two that came off Hamels were both solo shots and the Rangers were able to get out ahead of that output just four batters into the game as cleanup hitter Jurickson Profar hit a three-run home run to give Texas a lead it would never relinquish while providing Hamels with some rare run support.
In other dinger news: Condor Guzman also went deep for Texas for the second consecutive night. Perhaps the best sign for the offense, however, was that the team drew eight walks and generally had excellent at-bats up and down the order.
Player of the Game: Hamels went seven innings for Texas tonight against a terrifying Yankees lineup and came away having allowed just two runs, both on solo home runs. That’s what we* in the business call a Colby.
After missing a start on the final leg of the road trip in Chicago, Hamels return to the rotation and gave up just four Yankees hits, walked two, and struck out seven.
Up Next: The Rangers and Yankees close out this series with Doug Fister facing off against CC Sabathia. First pitch of the rubber match from The Ballpark is scheduled for 6:05 pm CT.