The problem with meeting expectations as much as the Rangers have so far this season – especially when the expectations weren’t great to begin with – is it is incredibly uninspiring to feel like you’re watching something so predetermined.
Sure, if the Rangers were expected to be good and then were, that wouldn’t feel like this because excellence is always interesting and is often displayed in different and unique ways. But baseball without surprises is antithetical to the design of the sport so the Rangers are, unfortunately, a monotonous indecency right now.
If you want to know more about this game, just read any other post game thread from this season because every one of these games have been basically the exact same. Though the Rangers did walk eleven Giants hitters so that will have to serve as your helping of intrigue for the evening.
Player of the Game: When the lineup was posted, I was going to make fun of the fact that Rob Refsnyder is the designated hitter for the Texas Rangers in the year of our lord 2020 but Refsnyder is the only Ranger who had more than one hit tonight so he who laughs last laughs best.
Up Next: Probably another game where the Rangers collect a handful or so hits and score a couple of runs while Kolby Allard makes his first start of the year against a pitcher the Giants haven’t named yet. First pitch in the finale is scheduled for 3:05 pm CT.