Is there anything more typically Rangeresque than losing a game on a rally started by a strikeout?
With the game tied 1-1, the bottom fell out of the bottom of the fourth.
Jon Gray struck out Pete Alonso swinging to start the inning. But strike three eluded Jonah Heim’s glove, as too many pitches seem to do. So, Alonso ran to first. Heim’s throw to nail him at first instead nailed him in the helmet and ricocheted into the outfield.
When the Little League interlude ended, Pete Alonso was on second with no outs instead of on the bench with one out. A double and a home run followed.
Is there anything more typically Rangeresque than losing a game on by going 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and leaving eight men on?
Is there anything more typically Rangeresque than trying to regroup and take another run at .500?
After the game, the Rangers tried to look on the bright side of things. Yes, they lost two of three. But they played a World Series-caliber team, and they played them tough.
The moral victory.
That is the most typically Rangeresque thing of all.