Wait. So that’s what it looks like when Marcus Semien and Corey Seager both show up on the same night?
That was good. Really good. Rare, but good.
This was the offensive combination the Rangers imagined when they plunked a few hundred million dollars at these two players in free agency.
And, really, you knew it was a matter of time. I mean, these are two really special hitters. The fact that they couldn’t hit while wearing a Rangers uniform was just an anomaly.
Let’s hope last night was the trigger they needed to carry this offense. Because, if they can do this regularly, or at least as regularly as their past stats would indicate they should do it, the Rangers could actually make some noise this year.
It’s ironic they are both batting .231 after last night’s performances. Neither guy would ever have been happy with .231 just a few days from July. But, that’s where they are. Now, they have to wear the embarrassment every day until they erase it.
Maybe the idea of batting Semien after Seager, instead of the other way around as has been done all season until tonight, was the catalyst.
Seager went 2-for-4, including a double, with two RBIs. Semien raised the stakes by going 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Seager and Semien. Batman and Robin. Jack and Coke. Peanut butter and jelly.
That seemed to inspire the rest of the offense. Every starter except Jonah Heim had a hit. All totaled, the Rangers racked up thirteen hits, three walks, eight runs.
And maybe, just maybe, the offensive one-two punch they need to get them to relevance.