The Rangers didn’t win this one.
Player of the Game: Gibson was pretty good as he tossed six innings of one-run ball but how about Spencer Patton who ventured out in relief of Gibson and threw a spotless seventh inning with three Ks before recording the first out in the eighth?
Since returning to the majors following a stint in Japan, and a spell with Round Rock in Triple-A, Patton has yet to allow a run in his first four outings. Patton has six strikeouts in his four innings so far this season with those innings coming against the Giants, Dodgers, and Astros, three teams that are averaging nearly 40 wins apiece in 2021.
Up Next: The Rangers and Astros will ratchet up the war for the argent footwear with Texas RHP Jordan Lyles set to square off against RHP Zack Greinke for Houston. Wednesday’s finale from Minute Maid Park is scheduled for 7:10 pm CT.