The Rangers won a game started by Alex Claudio tonight. That’s pretty fun. Of course, Claudio was the “opener” so he wasn’t really a “starter” so he didn’t pick up a “win” for his “effort” but you can’t say that the first sentence I wrote over there is a lie at all. It happened.
Also, Joey Gallo hit his 37th dong this season. He’s probably going to hit 40 bombs before the season is over to put an exclamation mark on a nice 3.0 win season thanks also to his ability to draw walks, run the bags, and man a ton of positions effectively. Of course everyone is still going to think that he’s the reason baseball as a sport is bad now.
Whatever. Keep sending baseballs to the moon, my mountainous weird friend.
Player of the Game: Robinson Chirinos’ three-run, two-out RBI bases clearing double kicked off what ended up being a five-run inning for the Rangers which turned a 3-1 deficit into a 6-3 lead and an eventual Rangers win.
Up Next: The Rangers go for a sweep of the Padres with their best pitcher on the mound as Mike Minor makes the start opposite RHP Jacob Nix for San Diego. First pitch from Petco in the finale is scheduled for 3:10 pm CT.