When the Rangers play the Mariners, it feels like when Phil Connors tries to find the right creative way to end things just to escape from the curse in Groundhog Day.
Just since August 10, these two teams have played five games with a 5-4 contest in the opener in Seattle last week constituting the most action-packed, high-scoring affair between these clubs.
Since then it’s been a string of 2-1, 3-1, 3-1 and 3-1 games, all Mariners wins, almost by inept attrition. They’ve all been the same terrible baseball game. We know the Rangers are bad but the Mariners are pretend not bad but just can’t or won’t put us out of our misery.
Luckily, for my sanity, this was the penultimate game between these two tragic franchises in 2021. Texas needs a win tomorrow to escape the year with a 7-12 record against Seattle. Cue Sonny & Cher.
Player of the Game: Jose Trevino had a couple of doubles, including the one that scored the Rangers’ lone run. He also threw out two runners attempting to steal a base.
Up Next: The Rangers and Mariners will mercifully finish playing baseball against each other tomorrow afternoon with RHP Spencer Howard set to make the start for Texas against RHP Chris Flexen for Seattle. Thursday’s series finale from The Shed is scheduled for 1:05 pm CT.