Just when I decided maybe I could like Lance Lynn, he went out and allowed four runs in the first inning. So then I went back to hating him forever and he and the Rangers allowed just one run the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, the offense scored three runs in the bottom of the first and eventually took a lead they would not relinquish in the bottom of the sixth.
Lesson learned: Always hate Lance Lynn.
Player of the Game: Nomar Mazara has had hot streaks before but every time he goes on one of these bomb benders you hope against hope that he’s finally realized that just launching baseballs into the sky will go a long way to making him the steady star the Rangers have always thought he would become.
One day after blasting one 505 feet, Mazara went out tonight and sent one into the upper deck again before hitting another deep into the center field side of the Rangers’ bullpen.
Just keep elevating, Big Chill.
Up Next: The Rangers will close out this preposterous 21 games in 20 days stretch with a rubber match in Sunday’s finale against the White Sox. RHP Adrian Sampson will try to reclaim his early-June magic against RHP Ivan Nova for Chicago. First pitch from The Ballpark is scheduled for 2:05 pm CT.