The Texas Rangers beat out Anaheim Angels tonight and, whatever the outcome tomorrow, they have their first streak of season wins. Additionally, the Rangers eventually won consecutive baseball games.
Of course, in real Texas Rangers fashion in 2020, to hit these milestones, aesthetically appealing baseball isn’t on the cards but it doesn’t have to be that way as the Angels seem to be. even worse in these five hells if the series has any signs.
While we saw the standard Texas fare unable to go much to plate, the Angels of Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Albert Pujols, and Anthony Rendon matched the zero with the heavily challenged Rangers.
That means Kolby Allard had a solid day in Corey Kluber̵7;s place in the spin as he finished with a record of 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 Ks on 94 pitches. . The Rangers’ Bullpen was threatened with passing the last four innings without being harmed on the scoreboard to win.
The only run past either team today came when Joey Gallo followed a Todd Frazier double on the opposite field, a two-way run away from another left-handed thrower he was sure of. almost all but it cleared the fence because Joey Gallo was super human.
As AJM noted on Twitter, with today’s win, Rangers – BUT Rangers – now only half of the game out of the playoff position. All according to the plan.
Game players: There are probably a handful of people on the planet who could play a ball in The Shed on the field in this position and land in the barn. Fortunately for us, Joey Gallo is one such person.
Next: The Rangers kick off the first sweep of the season on Sunday with their ace on the mound as Lance Lynn is scheduled to face off against Andrew Heaney of the Angels Film Festival in the finale. The first pitch from The Shed is scheduled at 1:35 pm CT.