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Thoughts on a 4-2 Rangers loss

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Mariners 4, Rangers 2

MLB: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners 4, Rangers 2

  • At least Joey Gallo homered. That was fun.
  • I don’t know if it ultimately would have made any difference in the game, but the called strike three to Brock Holt on a two out 3-2 pitch in the seventh, with Adolis Garcia on second and and Holt representing the tying run, Gallo having homered earlier in the inning, was a horseshit call.
  • Here’s the screenshot all the beat guys tweeted out:

I mean, that’s horseshit. It’s hard to miss a call that badly.

  • I don’t have anything else to say about this game.
  • Josh Sborz was the hardest throwing Ranger today, hitting 97.1 mph. Taylor Hearn topped out at 96.0 mph. Demarcus Evans hit 93.5 mph, Brett Martin reached 93.0, and Hyeon-jong Yang maxed out at 91.1 mph.
  • Joey Gallo’s home run had an exit velocity of 108.0 mph. Khris Davis had outs of 105.7 mph and 103.7 mph. Willie Calhoun had a 103.6 mph single. Nick Solak had a fly out at 100.0.
  • Rangers were swept twice on the road this week, by two not terribly good teams. Their last road win was in Minnesota on May 6. The Rangers are 4-15 in their last 19 games. And on tomorrow’s national holiday, the Rangers are off.
  • Fuck it, dude. Let’s go bowling.