We were forced to suffer through some obsolete NL-style baseball tonight and, though Texas played it close in what developed into a pitchers’ duel, just the mere thought of all of that antediluvian strategy involved was enough to douse the Rangers’ usual late-inning rally magic with cold McCovey Cove H20.
With no welcoming for the Win Column tonight, we’ll just have to settle for the knowledge that the patrons of the Senior Circuit have to try to enjoy the sport this way every night making us the clear winners in the long run.
Player of the Game: Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson wasn’t to blame for this one as he gave the Rangers six innings while allowing just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six Bay Area Tallmen.
Up Next: The Rangers and Giants conclude this brief series with RHP Jordan Lyles set make the start for Texas on Tuesday afternoon against RHP Logan Webb for San Francisco. Tomorrow’s finale from Oracle Park is scheduled for 2:45 pm CT.