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Texas Rangers Week 19 Recap: A New Pitcher & Seattle Mariners Series Preview

A week that could have been better

Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Season record: 39-73

Week 19 record: 1-6

Series record: 10-23, 3 split

The Rangers had a terrible showing last week against two division teams. Texas managed to snag one one, on the opening game in the Los Angeles Angels in a four game series in Anaheim. They went on to lose six games in a row including a sweep by Oakland A’s.

The highlight of the week being Brock Holt making his Rangers pitching debut. Which included a cheeky question if the umps would like to check his glove for substances and a 31.1mph eephus pitch. The slowest pitch to be called a strike in the pitch-tracking era.

After the off day Monday, the Rangers are in Seattle for a three game set against the Mariners. Texas is 5-8 against Seattle this season.

On Tuesday Kolby Allard will make the start for the Rangers with Logan Gilbert starting for the Mariners. Gilbert is 5-3 with a 4.14 ERA this season. He faced the Rangers two starts ago and went 5.2 innings and gave up four runs on six hits and a walk and got the win. Allard also made the start that game and went just three innings giving up seven runs on six hits on three walks.

Spencer Howard will make his second start as a Ranger on Wednesday. This will be his first career start against the Mariners. Texas will face Tyler Anderson who got the no decision when he faced the Rangers on July 31st. He went 5.1 innings and gave up three runs on four hits.

For Thursday’s get away Mike Foltynewicz will face off against Marco Gonzales.In the last series against Seattle, Folty went five innings and gave up two runs on three hits and three walks. In that same game Gonzales went six innings and gave up one run on five hits. Neither starter got a decision in that game.