The Rangers hit four home runs yesterday. That gives them twenty-five for the season. That leads the American League. (Milwaukee has thirty-three.)
They’re also last in team batting at .205.
Which means, they don’t always hit the ball, but when they do, they hit a home run.
It also means that they are pretty much reliant on the long ball to score. While that is fun to watch in the moment, it’s not sustainable in a run to the playoffs.
But, take it while you can.
Robinson Chirinos hit two home runs last night. Joey Gallo hit two.
But it was Joey Gallo’s first of the two that proved why he earned the buzz. It was the longest home run of the year so far. And the quickest home run.
He doesn’t get cheated.
Gallo now has five home runs, but is hitting just .214. He is either home run or bust.
This team used to be Adrian Beltre’s. Now it’s Joey Gallo’s.
It can’t hit worth a lick. But when it does, it goes out.
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Ian Kennedy (0-2, 2.37) vs. Nick Martinez (0-0, -.–)
Game time: 7:05
How the Royals hit against Martinez.
How the Rangers hit against Kennedy.