Hometown kid gets hometown start.

Taylor Hearn makes the Rangers rotation for 2022.

Tyler Hearn’s journey hasn’t been an easy one.

His first major league start in April of 2019 was a 14-2 loss to Seattle in which Hearn recorded a total of one big league out while giving up five runs, four of which were earned, with three hits and four walks. 

He injured his elbow in that start and was gone for the season. He had to wear that hideous 108.00 ERA with him that whole time. 

He worked out of the pen in the 2020 season. Then, got into 42 games last year, starting eleven. He was 4-4 as a starter with an ERA of 5.82. 

Now, the native of nearby Royce City has been informed he is starting the Rangers home opener against the Rockies on April 11. 

He grew up a Rangers fan. Now, he is starting the home opener wearing his favorite team’s uniform.

Baseball is full of wonderful stories. Hearn is hoping to be the author of the next great one.