The Texas Rangers scored one run but the Seattle Mariners scored four runs to take the finale and series.
The Rangers didn’t win today and that means their streak of series victories is over with a series loss to Seattle over the weekend to conclude this West Coast road trip.
But, whatever, Joey Gallo (and some other guys) made the All-Star team so who cares.
Player of the Game: Mike Foltynewicz pitched well and perhaps deserved a better fate today but one big mistake pitch cost him that opportunity. Nevertheless, Folty went seven innings and gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out five.
He also allowed four runs. Why? The dreaded, momentum-shifting two-out three run home run that he allowed to Luis Torrens in the bottom of the fifth after Shed Long Jr. opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.
Still, Folty’s start was encouraging and it’s not like anyone in the lineup was worthy of the nod today as the Rangers collected just one run on five hits.
Up Next: This seemed aesthetically like the perfect stopping point for the first half of the season but, no, the Rangers travel home for one more homestand before the break.
The opener against the Detroit Tigers features a matchup between LHP Kolby Allard for Texas against RHP Wily Peralta for Detroit. Monday night’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.