How is your Sunday so far? This is how it went for the Rangers:
Really, this game came down to this: Joey Gallo hit a two-run home run. Mike Trout hit a two-run home run. The two hottest, best players on each team effectively canceled each other out. However, the Angels loaded the bases with nobody out in the second inning and scored four runs, the Rangers loaded the bases with nobody out in the fifth inning and scored zero runs. That was pretty much that.
The Rangers are now back at .500 after dropping the last three games in this series. One can only hope that this won’t be the last time we see them at least at water-treading pace.
Player of the Game: In what is becoming routine truth, Gallo was the good part of today’s game for the Rangers as he slugged a two-run home run and drew a walk for his tenth base on balls in his nine games played.
Up Next: The Rangers have tomorrow off before heading to Arizona for a two-game set featuring the prehistoric baseball action known as National League rules. Mike Minor will make the start opposite RHP Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. First pitch from Chase Field is scheduled for 8:40 pm CT on Tuesday night.