Yesterday was Earth Day. Kind of ironic because the Rangers played out of this world.
Adolis Garcia delivered three moon shots, to go with two doubles, driving in five and scoring five. That’s a month’s worth of production for many players.
The Rangers picked themselves off the mat after their embarrassing Friday night loss to Oakland with a vengeance. And maybe even a bit of anger.
Eighteen hits. Eighteen runs. Oakland came out of the chute scoring two runs. That might have roused the sleeping giant. Because the Rangers tacked on eleven in the first three innings and reminded the Athletics that they were the Athletics.
Oakland’s Shintaro Fujinami regularly hits 100-miles-per-hour with his pitches. But they regularly leave the ballpark even faster than that. He dropped to 0-4 with a 14.40 ERA. And he’s their ace.
Every starter got a hit except for Brad Miller. Every starter scored a run except for Jonah Heim and Miller. A day after coming back down to Earth, the Rangers offense soared again.
Adolis Garcia came into the game batting .208 with and OPS of .645. After a 5-for-5 with sixteen total bases, he’s hitting .260 with and OPS of .877.
It’s amazing what one astronomical day can do.