Unlike early today when the Rangers scored five runs in the first inning to put the A’s behind the eight ball in a short seven innings game, the nightcap was a reversal of fortune as Oakland plated seven runs in the second inning off a combination of Kolby Allard and Taylor Hearn.
With much less peckin’ time to enact John Blake’s peck-away theory, the Rangers instead succumbed to a blowout loss as the A’s just continued to pile on.
Much like Sam Huff last night, this is a game Sherten Apostel — making his MLB debut — will always remember even though no one should for even one more moment.
Huff and Apostel also singled once apiece for their first big league hits tonight so they’ll be tucking this one away in the ol’ memory banks despite the rather miserable outcome.
Player of the Game: Joey Gallo’s solo home run prevented the Rangers from suffering their first shutout of the season.
Up Next: The Rangers will close out this series with the A’s tomorrow with Lance Lynn set to make the start for Texas against RHP Frankie Montas for Oakland. First pitch in Sunday’s finale is scheduled for 1:35 pm CT.