Bats quiet.

Mike Foltynewicz struck out seven but allowed four runs in four innings in his Rangers debut. 

After three games in Kansas City where the offense came alive, it sputtered in their home opener, collecting just five hits and scoring just two runs.

But, it’s just one game. And one game does not a season make. 

It is telling, though, that Gallo struck out three times yesterday after being so brilliant in the first three games on the road. Gallo is the fuel that powers this rocket. He needs a good home game or two to clear the cobwebs out of his attic.

Last year it seemed the new ballpark got into his head. He approached it like he was hitting in the Grand Canyon. Truth is, he didn’t hit at home or on the road in 2020. His splits were actually a tick worse on the road.

And, this is such a different cast of characters than last year that you’d like to think any aversions they had last year to hitting at home left with the players that left, or are no longer starting.

So, it’s best not to get too caught up in one game. Especially one game against one of the top two teams in the A.L. East.

All the Rangers have to do is to start hitting and it will all be okay. Well, the offense part at least.