Every season it seems like the Rays come up with an elite pitching prospect or two that I wish the Rangers would have developed even once in the entire history of the franchise. Today, they added another to the ranks with 2017 fourth overall pick lefty Brendan McKay.
In his debut today, McKay gave up one hit in six shutout innings to cool off the hottest team in baseball. Oh, yeah, and he’s a hitter who had a .951 in Triple-A before his call up.
I have no idea what it’s like for the team I watch to have a Brendan McKay but I really would like to.
Player of the Game: McKay took a perfect game into the sixth inning before Danny Santana ended it with a single. At least the Rangers didn’t suffer the indignity of suffering a perfect game tossed against them in a pitcher’s debut.
Up Next: Regardless of what happens tomorrow, the Rangers will end the weekend with a winning road trip. However 5-1 sounds way better than 4-2 and a series win against the Rays would be nice. To get there, Jesse Chavez will have to out-duel 2018 Cy Young award winner Blake Snell in Sunday’s finale. First pitch from The Trop is scheduled for 12:10 pm CT.