After the mini sweep to the Angels, the Rangers moved their West Coast road trip to Seattle. That was bad news as whether or not they call the local park Kingdome, Safeco, or T-Mobile, it’s been a house of horrors for Texas more often than not over the years. The fright tonight came in the form of no runs to show for their travels in tonight’s opener.
Kolby Allard, meanwhile, made the mistake of allowing two runs in four innings of work in his first crack at a start for Texas in 2021 as he jumped into the rotation for the ailing Kyle Gibson.
Still, the game was just 2-0 into the bottom of the seventh not too many hours after this lineup had produced eight runs in a one-run loss in the finale in Anaheim, so there was reason to hope that they were just ramping up to a rally before Seattle put three runs on Taylor Hearn to put this one out of reach.
With the loss, the Rangers have erased all of those good vibes from sweeping Houston as they have once again matched their season-worse mark of eight games below .500.
Player of the Game: El Bombi did not el bomb a dinger because T-Mobile Park is still Safeco Field in our hearts and Safeco Field is basically death to right-handed power, especially on a non-summer night in Seattle.
Nevertheless, Adolis Garcia basically hit a home run in that he stole one away from the Mariners and a run saved is as good as a run scored.
Garcia also took another run off the board as he showed off the laser in center field by throwing out a Mariner at the plate so El Bombi was just padding his defensive highlight reel tonight.
Up Next: The Rangers and Mariners are back at it late tomorrow night with RHP Jordan Lyles taking his turn through the rotation for Texas against LHP Justus Sheffield for Seattle. First pitch from T-Mobile Safeco Park Field is scheduled for 9:10 pm CT.