I had already started writing a bunch of depressing things when the Rangers let a 2-0 game turn into a 4-2 deficit heading into the bottom of the eighth but then they basically equalled their run total for the season in the ensuing five-run outburst to eventually win 7-4.
Joey Gallo’s two-run oppo dong tied it at four apiece and it was Elvis Andrus coming through with a two-out, bases loaded two-run single to give the Rangers the lead and eventual victory. Also of note, Rougned Odor drew two walks in the inning to help set the table.
Given everything we’ve seen in the first homestand, 2-3 sure seems whole universes better than 1-4 and seeing the offense come to life a little was a most welcome sight.
Player of the Game: Objectively it is Lance Lynn (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K) and always and only ever is Lynn but at least Todd Frazier figured out that if you hit it hard, you can hit for power at The Shed as he contributed a solo home run and two doubles on the day.
Also, Gallo because Gallo.
Up Next: With a schedule that is already weird, the Rangers bizarrely have their second day off in less than a week after not playing baseball for literally 299 days before a few days ago.
Texas will next open up their first series on the road on Friday in San Francisco with Mike Minor scheduled to take the bump while the Giants have yet to determine a starter.