Season record: 23-38
Week 10 record: 1-5
Series record: 7-12
The Rangers have been hard to watch. Especially on the road but unfortunately, coming home this weekend didn’t fix things. Which considering they were playing the best team in baseball it probably wasn’t expected to.
However they almost won the series on Sunday... until things fell apart once again. An error in the 8th and 9th innings by Isiah Kiner-Falefa ended up costly. Texas was outscored this week 34-17.
Luckily the Rangers have two off-days this week, Monday and Thursday, which means fewer opportunities for them to disappoint us. They’ll play two games against San Francisco in hopes of a rebound, they are the best team in the National League and second overall, but they’re also the oldest team in baseball according to Eric Nadel’s Sunday game broadcast. So maybe the young Rangers have a chance against the old guys?
Texas will face Alex Wood on Tuesday who they faced at the beginning of May. He pitched seven innings and gave up one run on four hits, three walks, and struck out seven. While Wood has been consistent this season going between five and seven innings, he didn’t give up more than two runs in a game until his final May start against the Dodgers, when he gave up four runs in six innings. However his last start was a blip in his stats, giving up seven runs on four hits and four walks in just 3.2 innings against the Los Angeles Angels. It bumped his ERA from 2.44 to 3.48.
Jordan Lyles will start Tuesday and Kyle Gibson will follow in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. The Giants don’t currently have a starter listed for Wednesday.