Season record: 25-41
Week 11 record: 2-3
Series record: 7-13, 1 split
Texas won just two games this week.
However, it was two games out of five which is a .400 batting average. So really it was a hall-of-fame-worthy week for the Rangers!
The Rangers haven’t had a win streak on the road since the beginning of May when they took a four game series in Minnesota. They still don’t have a win streak, but they at least broke that 16 game road losing streak which is a huge victory on its own. Especially since that win was a 12-1 against the reigning World Series champs and Trevor Bauer.
Earlier in the week, Texas split a quick two game series at home against the San Francisco Giants.
They won the final game thanks to a walk-off single from Brock Holt. Who I am happy to announce is officially the 2021 Pettiest Ranger:
Didn’t catch it in real time but it appears to me that Holt is tipping his cap to the Giants dugout for intentionally walking Kiner-Falefa to get to him. https://t.co/gjU5j9VB2o— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) June 9, 2021
Along with snapping the 16-game losing streak on the road over the weekend, they snapped another losing streak at home:
The Rangers snap a 13-game interleague play losing streak. That streak was tied for the longest ever.— Jared Sandler (@JaredSandler) June 9, 2021
In their last interleague win, Jake McGee was the losing pitcher. The losing pitcher in today's streak-snapping win? Jake McGee.
They’ll play yet another two game series this week, with an off day Monday and Thursday, this time in Houston.
Rangers ace Kyle Gibson will take the mound for them on Tuesday. While Lance McCullers Jr. will be activated off the IL to make the start for the Astros. He’s been on the IL since his last start against the Rangers on May 22 in which he gave up three runs on six hits and four walks in five innings.
Houston has said this start will be a “piggyback” start for McCullers Jr. with Jake Odorizzi following. McCullers Jr. will be on a pitch limit.
Zack Greinke will get the start for Houston in the series finale on Wednesday. The Astros are 10-4 in games Greinke starts. The Rangers have faced him one time this season so far, Greinke gave up just three runs on seven hits and a walk in seven innings.
While the Rangers once again don’t have a Pride Night scheduled of their own, Wednesday’s game is Houston’s Pride Night, which will be the second Pride Night game Texas has been a part of in the last week.