The thing about baseball is, it all evens out in the end.
Ross Detwiler will eventually be Ross Detwiler. He has a lifetime ERA of 4.15. Yet, he came into last night’s game 1-0 with an ERA of 2.13. For a while he thought he was Clayton Kershaw. He held the Rangers scoreless through three innings, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the second, and after allowing the leadoff runner to reach in the third, both times will well-timed double plays.
But baseball is the great equalizer. And, after all was said and done, Ross returned to Detwiler. His ERA this season now sits at 4.15. Which is exactly what his career ERA is.
Adrian Beltre will always be Adrian Beltre, hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 win. It was huge, because the Rangers offense had been sputtering. In the previous two games they rarely got a runner on. In this one, they kept leaving them on. But when this team really needs a big lift, Beltre is there.
And Shin-Soo Choo will, unfortnately, the be Shin-Soo Choo, going on the DL for the fourth time this season, and the sixth time since joining the Rangers three seasons ago. It doesn’t look like he’s coming back this season.
In the end, the Rangers won the game but lost their right fielder and lead off hitter for the season.
Baseball giveth. Baseball taketh away.
It all evens out in the end.
Andrew Triggs (0-1, 5.50) vs. Lucas Harrell (3-2, 4.20)
Game time: 7:05 pm