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66-91 - Gallo reaches 40 dingers, Rangers still fall 4-1 in Anaheim

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The Rangers fall to a season-worst 25 games below .500

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Tonight was the ultimate punctuation to the Joey Gallo experience.

Gallo hit his 40th home run of the season with an absolute bomb over Mike Trout’s swollen, sweaty, boring face and beyond the tacky detritus over the wall in center field at Angels Stadium

Of course, Gallo also struck out for the 200th time on the year in the same contest.

Joey Gallo is never subtle.

Joey Gallo is The Human Polarity.

Some want to paint Joey Gallo in a negative light as the poster child of the anti-slap hitting era but I say there’s nothing quite like Joey Gallo.

Joey Gallo is a chaos behemoth taking aim at rearranging the constellations when he’s not roaming center field in a power forward’s body and it’s been fun watching him become just the fourth Ranger ever to hit 40 dongs in back-to-back seasons.

Also, yes, the Rangers lost.

Player of the Game: Probably not Eddie Butler.

Tank Update: The Reds lost to the Royals tonight so the Rangers didn’t gain any ground, nor they they lose any. Time is running out for Texas to overcome Cincinnati, however, as they must finish a game worse to move ahead of the Reds in the draft order.

The Tigers won tonight which means the Rangers are now only two games better than Detroit for the 6th overall pick with five games to play. Texas would also need to finish with a worse record than Detroit to claim the higher pick due to the tiebreaker.

Up Next: The Rangers and Angels close out this series on Wednesday night with Yohander Mendez set to make his final start of 2018 opposite LHP Andrew Heaney for the Angels. First pitch in the finale from Angels Stadium is scheduled once again for 9:07 pm CT.