Astros 6, Rangers 3
- I’m not gonna lie. That one hurt.
- Another terrific start from Kyle Gibson that goes for naught. Two innings of shutout ball from Spencer Patton and Brett Martin in relief, followed by Josh Sborz, protecting a one run lead, retiring the first two Astros hitters in the ninth, getting two strikes on Carlos Correa...
- Ugh. Bad one strike away flashbacks.
- At least when they re-took the lead in the top of the tenth, only to give up a walk off grand slam to Jose Altuve, it was with no one out and didn’t involve the same sort of reliving of past trauma.
- The bigger problem yesterday is that the Rangers only scored two runs in nine innings, which isn’t going to win many games. Six hits on the day, one of which came in the tenth inning, and four walks. That’s not going to win many games.
- And yet this one was winnable. And it was nonetheless lost. And that sucks, even in a rebuilding year.
- Josh Sborz maxed out at 97.5 mph last night. Brett Martin touched 94.7 mph. Kyle Gibson reached 94.1 mph. Spencer Patton hit 94.0 mph. Demarcus Evans topped out at 92.4.
- Joey Gallo’s double was 109.6 mph off the bat. Adolis Garcia had a 108.2 mph ground out and a 106.4 mph single. Nate Lowe had groundouts at 108.0 mph and 99.8 mph. Willie Calhoun had a 100.7 mph single and Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a 100.7 mph groundout.
- Bah. This game bummed me out. Now I’m just hoping there’s not a sweep.