This wasn’t exactly true. There was no baboon, unfortunately. It was actually a haboob he meant to type. I know, I want to go back to living in the world with the baboon, too.
A haboob, or dust storm, may be an even funnier word out of context than baboon but context is important and because of this tweet, it is now canon that the Rangers heroically defeated the Diamondbacks under duress from rampaging baboons.
Player of the Game: Just in case it’s the final time, and heaven forbid that it is: I love you, Adrian Beltre.
Also, Robinson Chirinos reached four times, Shin-Soo Choo hit two bombos and drove in four runs while Rougned Odor smacked the go-ahead and eventual game-winning dinger. It was a good night.
Up Next: The Rangers and Diamondbacks will play the finale of this two-game series with or without haboobs or baboons and perhaps with different teams altogether (and, in fact, as I was typing this, Keone Kela was just traded to the Pirates) as the trade deadline will have expired nearly six hours before first pitch.
Bartolo Colon goes for his all-time Latin pitchers wins record once again but everyone else will be preoccupied with the fact that Colon will be playing in an Interleague game which means that he will hit. Opposing Colon will be RHP Zack Godley for Arizona. First pitch from Chase Field is scheduled for 8:40 pm CT.