Call the jeweler, Mike Minor just cut another gem.
Just when it seemed Mike Minor couldn’t get any better, he goes out and throws another masterpiece.
Eight scoreless innings with nine strikeouts. He allowed more baserunners than he would have liked, giving up seven hits and issuing two walks, but once again nobody could score on him.
Over his last six starts, Minor’s ERA is 1.43. For the year, it’s 2.40, good for third best in the American League.
Unfortunately for the Rangers, as stubborn as Minor was, so too was Blue Jays pitching. The Rangers didn’t occupy a base until the fifth. They managed just four hits over twelve innings. The team that averages more than six runs a game couldn’t muster one.
By the time the starters departed, the rains came down and made the whole thing a muddy mess.
One lousy throwing error in the top of the twelfth inning allowed Toronto to score its only run of the game
It was wet, it was soggy, it was frustrating. That describes the season as well as last night. With the 1-0 loss, the Rangers have now dropped three in a row at home, where they were supposed to be invincible, and have lost eight out of their last ten games.
At least there’s hope, though. Mike Minor pitches again in five games.
Thomas Pannone (1-2, 5.40) vs. Lance Lynn (3-2, 5.45)
Game time: 7:05