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Lone Star Ball Rewatch Thread - Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers

Brock Burke before he was Broke Burke

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers - Game One Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images

Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Ballpark

RHP Jaime Barria vs. LHP Brock Burke

Today's Lineups

David Fletcher - 3B Shin-Soo Choo - RF
Mike Trout - CF Danny Santana - 1B
Shohei Ohtani - DH Elvis Andrus - SS
Justin Upton - LF Willie Calhoun - LF
Albert Pujols - 1B Rougned Odor - DH
Brian Goodwin - RF Logan Forsythe - 3B
Luis Rengifo - 2B Nick Solak - 2B
Wilfredo Tovar - SS Scott Heineman - CF
Max Stassi - C Jose Trevino - C

By August 20 last year, the Rangers were well out of playoff contention so the final few weeks of the season were devoted to development. After a 5-1 loss to the Angels in the first game of a doubleheader that day, Texas welcomed the debut of Brock Burke in the nightcap.

The fruits of the Jurickson Profar trade Burke went out and pitched a gem and if you ignore the fact that Burke went on to need Tommy John surgery this offseason, because the Rangers are cursed, this was an intriguing game with an eye toward the future.

Go Rangers!