Another day, another Adolis Garcia highlight.
Or, more aptly, highlights.
On Saturday, he hit two solo home runs to power the Rangers to an 8-4 victory over the Astros.
His home run in the fifth cut the Astros lead to 4-3. His home run in the seventh sparked a five-run inning that put the game away.
Right now Garcia would be the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year in the American League. He’s hitting .295, with a .333 on-base percentage, and an OPS of .950.
His 14 home runs are tied with Shohei Ohtani for most in the American League. His 37 RBIs are tied for third most in the A.L. And his OPS is sixth best.
He is having himself quite a season. Bringing not only a level of play that’s refreshing, but a level of energy that’s contagious.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward said the thing he sees in Garcia is his consistency. Here’s hoping he can keep that up the remaining three-quarters of the season.
But right now his are must watch at-bats.
And the Rangers haven’t had that in a while.