The Texas Rangers scored four runs today and the Seattle Mariners scored eight runs.
Did Kyle Seager hit a psyche-obliterating two-run home run in the first inning today? You already know the answer to that. Did the Rangers go an hour without a hit to begin the game? You know it. Was Kolby Allard unable to wiggle out of danger in a critical situation that saw the game blow wide open? Like you even have to ask.
The Rangers have now lost six consecutive games overall, are wallowing in a 3-18 stretch over their last 21 games, have the worst run differential in the sport by a full five runs, and, with Boston and Pittsburgh getting the day off, now have the worst record in the major leagues.
Is this fun? No. Is this entertaining? Also, no. But in an extremely grim way, if the Rangers aren’t going to win and aren’t going to compete, at least we’re seeing something memorable, right? Even if what is memorable is that this is perhaps one of the worst stretches from one of the worst teams in franchise history.
Player of the Game: Well, um, Joey Gallo doubled in a couple of runs to make the game almost close for a moment there.
Up Next: The Rangers return home to open a series against the Angels with Lance Lynn looking to act as the steak-busting savior while Anaheim will counter with LHP Andrew Heaney. Tuesday’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.