The Texas Rangers scored three runs but the Houston Astros scored seven runs.
Only one time since I started following the Rangers have they had a double-digit losing streak until right this moment. We’re talking all the way back between July 17 to July 26 in the strike-delayed 1995 season.
Not even in the cursed 2014 season did Texas plumb these depths. The miserable early aughts never saw such a run of failure. Should the Rangers lose again tomorrow, they’ll have their longest losing streak since dropping 12 straight a few months before I was born in 1982.
Texas’ all-time worst losing streak — something we have to consider now — happened in their inaugural season in Arlington when they lost 15 in a row from Sept 13 to Sept 30.
With this losing skid featuring the meaty All-Star break between two slices of garbage to make up this shit sandwich, the Rangers haven’t come out on top in a baseball contest since all the ways back on July 9.
Tonight’s game featured essentially the same game you’ve watched all month where the Rangers are a whopping 4-13 in July.
Player of the Game: Curtis Terry didn’t have a hit in his Major League debut but he’s a big leaguer and that’s neat. We’ll call Isiah Kiner-Falefa the standout for tonight as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a rare RBI.
Up Next: RHP Kyle Gibson will toss what could be his final game with the Rangers against LHP Framber Valdez for the Astros. Saturday’s first pitch from Minute Maid Park is scheduled for 6:10 pm CT.