Let me tell you about some good things for once! The pitching for the Rangers was pretty good today. Starter Kyle Gibson coughed up a couple of fifth inning solo home runs but, otherwise, he allowed just four hits, two walks, and collected five strikeouts in his six innings of work.
The bullpen in particular was stellar as John King and recently recalled Spencer Patton combined for three hitless innings. Brett Martin allowed a run in the tenth on a double play because of baseball’s hideous extra inning zombie runner rule but he bounced back for a spotless inning in the eleventh.
After trailing 2-0 late and then 2-1 heading into the ninth, the Rangers scored a run in each of the next three innings to pull off the comeback, avoid the sweep, and defeat a National League team for the first time in seemingly decades.
Player of the Game: Eli White’s sixth inning double prevented us from getting no-hitter watch alerts on our phones so I’d personally like to thank him for that.
Up Next: The Rangers will not play tomorrow as they travel out to California to get set for a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning on Friday.