Day three After Darvish, and the Rangers are having one of their best runs of the year, going 2-1 in those three Darvishless games.
Last night, A. J. Griffin came off the D.L. and absolutely dominated, giving up just two hits and one run in six innings, to improve to 5-2 on the year.
With the win the Rangers are now four games under .500, a position they have been in only ten times this season.
If the Rangers can keep up this incredible post-Darvish pace, they would win 36 of their next 54 games, good for 88 wins, and a probably wild card slot.
All the Rangers have to do is win two out of every three games they play from here on out. Without Yu Darvish.
They’re off to a great start.
Martin Perez (5-9, 5.13) vs. Bartolo Colon (2-9, 7.70)
Game time: 7:10