This is definitely not a brag so please don’t think I’m trying to impress anyone when I say that I’ve probably watched about 95% of all pitches thrown during a Rangers game this season.
Think of all the things I could have done with my time...
Nevertheless, this is the life I’ve chosen. The reason I’m bringing this up is tonight I missed the first five and a half innings of this game and literally turned on my television with the broadcast showing the replay of Adrian Beltre’s leadoff ground out.
I next noticed the score was 4-1 Padres and started thinking about which “RANGERS LOSE” gif I’d use to close out the GDT.
Here’s what followed:
- Odor singled to right.
- Profar singled to right center, Odor to second.
- Chirinos singled to left, Odor scored, Profar to third.
- Guzman hit sacrifice fly to deep right, Profar scored, Chirinos to third, Guzman to second on error by right fielder Renfroe.
- DeShields singled to right, Chirinos scored, Guzman to third.
- Choo reached on infield single to second, Gallo scored, DeShields to third.
- Andrus hit sacrifice fly to right, DeShields scored, Choo to second.
- Mazara struck out looking.
Three Padre pitchers in the inning, and five runs later, and the Rangers were winning 6-4.
The Rangers added another run in the bottom of the seventh and suddenly they were back in the win column. The lesson here? Only watch the good innings.
Player of the Game: Wow, look at that, Shin-Soo Choo had three more hits to lead the way and extend his on base streak to 38 consecutive games.
Up Next: The Rangers play the Padres once again with Austin Bibens-Dirkx set to make the start against Tyson Ross for San Diego. First pitch from Arlington is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.