This had to be one of the sloppiest games of baseball that I’ve ever seen. There was five errors between the teams, terrible outfield routes, probably a dozen replays, like 147 walks, surely 20 pitching changes, nearly 7,467 pitches, and perhaps every single out came on the basepaths.
That’s how I’m forced to remember it as its endless breadth consumed my entire evening until it became the early morning hours. Such is the vortex of misery that the Seattle Mariners inevitably sucks you into.
P.S. The Rangers lost.
Player of the Game: Joey Gallo’s home run streak ended at five consecutive games so I guess we’ll just have to acknowledge the fact that Kyle Gibson’s ERA is now 1.98 and it’s July. Gibson allowed a run on five hits and three walks in 5 2⁄3 innings. His saving grace tonight was that he was able to strike out seven Mariners.
Gibson didn’t pick up his seventh win of the season after the Mariners won the game late but he’s almost certainly going to be on the All-Star team.
Up Next: The Rangers and Mariners will continue this series tomorrow night with RHP Jordan Lyles set to make the start for Texas against LHP Marco Gonzales for Seattle. Saturday night’s first pitch from T-Mobile Park is scheduled for 9:10 pm CT.