There’s nothing in the world quite like baseball where the Rangers could look like one of the worst examples of a team that plays this sport one night — with a 15-1 loss to Houston on Monday — and then come back 24 hours later and easily win against the team that had just slaughtered them.
Then again, they say momentum in baseball is only as good as your next day’s starter and that next day’s starter tonight for Texas was Jordan Lyles who inexplicably tossed perhaps his best outing with the Rangers. Lyles went seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out seven Astros.
Who knows what this wacky sport will have in store for us tomorrow.
Player of the Game: Adolis Garcia tied the franchise record for most home runs (30) by a rookie that has been held by Pete Incaviglia for 35 years. Garcia also added a couple of doubles as he went 3-for-4.
The seven dongs by Garcia this year against Houston is the most by a Ranger in one season versus the Astros during the Silver Boot era.
Up Next: The Rangers and Astros play yet again with RHP Kohei Arihara next to start for Texas against RHP José Urquidy for Houston. Wednesday night’s pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.