Matt Moore had a quality outing, Rougned Odor walked and reached base thrice, the Rangers hit five dingers including some cathartic shots from Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo, Robinson Chirinos homered on his birthday, Khris Davis was somehow held to only one home run, Keone Kela struck out the side in the ninth and looked filthy, and the defense played really well with some highlight reel plays.
This was the best overall game of the season so far.
Player of the Game: In the first inning, against a pitcher in Sean Manaea with a BB/9 rate of 1.68 coming into tonight’s game, Shin-Soo Choo extended his on base streak to 21 consecutive games with a leadoff walk.
In the seventh inning, with the Rangers trailing 4-2, Choo extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a game-tying, two-run dong.
This is a Shin-Soo Choo facts website now.
Up Next: As quickly as it arrived, the Rangers and A’s conclude this brief two game set with Bartolo Colon scheduled to make the start against RHP Daniel Mengden of Oakland. First pitch from Arlington will be thrown at approximately 7:05 pm CT.