Mike Napoli had four.
Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Pete Kozma had three each.
Joey Gallo had two. So did Ryan Rua.
DeShields, Lucroy, and Mazara each had one.
The Rangers struck out twenty times. Out of twenty-seven outs. Every single batter struck out. The Rangers even managed to strike out four times in the ninth.
It was a bad game any way you look at it.
You can look at it this way: The Rangers have won eleven of their last fourteen. Or you can look at it like this: They’ve lost three in a row and four out of six.
But one thing is for certain. This series the Rangers looked eerily like the April Rangers. Once again, they can’t make contact with the ball. Yes, they actually struck out twenty times.
The bullpen was toxic. Twelve earned runs in 7.2 innings. That’s an embarrassing 14.09 ERA.
The defense played with lead gloves. And the base runners had lead cleats.
Now they head to Toronto after having been swept out of Boston. And worse than losing all three games, they lost their footing.
Oh, and Toronto is a place they have struck out big time in a different way.
AJ Griffin (4-1, 5.02) vs. Mike Bolsinger (0-2, 6.32)
Game time: 6:07