A hit for Semien.

Marcus Semien watches a ball go past the infield, roll into the outfield, resulting in a base hit.

That’s two games in a row where the offense has shown up. Even Marcus Semien got a hit. And that is rare, indeed, lately. He was 5-for-51 coming into the game.

Semien not only got a hit, but he drove in a run. 

It was such a rare occurrence, in fact, that it overshadowed a brilliant pitching performance by Nathan Eovaldi, who went seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit, no walks, and striking out six. 

It’s been a month since Semien hit a home run (June 3 in fact). It’s been eight games since he got an extra base hit. 

But maybe July is going to be his month. Maybe as the Rangers offense starts to reintroduce itself to relevance, maybe Marcus Semien can figure it out as well.

Because it’s a shame on the day the Rangers shut out the Padres 7-0 with a brilliant start by Eovaldi, and the day when Nathanial Lowe hits two two-run homers, the story of the game is a Marcus Semien single to left. 

Those have been rare.

Tonight the goes for two hits in July. One can dream.