So you know all of that sloppy baseball the Rangers have been running out there so far this season? Well, it finally caught up with them today.
Texas was defensively a mess, the bats didn’t contribute much until it was too late, and the real difference here was they didn’t have a starter on the mound limiting the damage like Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson were able to accomplish in the previous games in this series.
Instead, despite striking out the side in order in the first inning, today’s starter Kolby Allard got sucked into the Rangers’ vortex of messiness and couldn’t work his way out of it. By the time the third inning was complete, Allard’s day was done after allowing six runs.
And then they played some more innings and the Rockies scored some more runs and the Rangers played poorly and then it was over.
At least we got to see this for our trouble:
Gallo bomb to the second deck. pic.twitter.com/RUafNhuws5— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 16, 2020
Despite the level of play presented throughout, you ultimately can’t argue with a series win on the road. The Rangers have a lot of kinks to work out so hopefully a game like today can provide a wake-up call that they can’t keep being objectively terrible at baseball and still expect to win.
Player of the Game: *Shrug* Wes Benjamin finally made his MLB Debut. That is nice for him.
Up Next: The Rangers begin a two and two home and home with the Padres beginning on Monday night in Arlington with Jordan Lyles getting the call in the opener for Texas against RHP Zach Davies for San Diego. First pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 8:05 pm CT.