Coming into this series, the game I would have felt the least good about the Rangers coming away with a win would have been the opener between Gerrit Cole and Jordan Lyles.
Instead, after a second consecutive shutout loss and a third loss overall to drop the series, the opener was the only game the Rangers won in this four-game set and now Texas is a season-worst eight games below .500.
But, hey, at least they got a hit.
Player of the Game: Much like last night with Hyeon-Jong Yang, Dane Dunning pitched more than well enough to earn a win today as he didn’t allow either of the New York runs in his six innings of work. Dunning gave up just four hits with one walk while striking out six Yankees in 79 pitches.
Unfortunately for Dunning and the Rangers, the very next inning after the starter exited, reliever John King gave up the two Yankees runs in the top of the seventh and the bats still had no runs in them.
Up Next: The Rangers allow the Astros to enter their stadium to begin a three-game series with RHP Kyle Gibson making the start for Texas in the opener against RHP Tyler Ivey making his MLB debut for Houston. Friday’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.