Shutout again. 61 comments

Mike Minor strikes out Dee Gordon to end the second. He wasn’t so fortunate in the fifth.


Welcome to the One Strike Away Club, Mike Minor. You are now officially a Texas Ranger.

After battling through four innings in which he gave up a few hits but no runs, Minor had two outs, nobody on, and two strikes to Seattle’s Mitch Haniger. He got a fastball a little too much into the sweet spot, and Haniger lined it down the line for a double.

Then he walked Jean Segura.

Then Robinson Cano smacked a 2-1 pitch over the wall in center and what had the illusion of a tight pitcher’s duel quickly evaporate.

Seattle scored three in the fifth, one in the sixth, one in the seventh, five in the eighth and three in the ninth.

The Rangers countered that by loading the bases in the seventh.

In the end, it was another forgettable game in a forgettable season. A 13-0 beatdown in which they managed just three hits. It was their third shutout (so far) on this homestand, and fourth in their last ten games.

Forget about that game. It means nothing in a season that has meant nothing since March 29.

Today mans something, though.

Today will most likely be Adrian Beltre’s last home game as a Ranger. That’s what this entire season boils down to. Honoring one of the most beloved Rangers of all time.

One last day in the sun, the rainy dreary chilly non-existent sun, for a Rangers legend.

To honor Beltre, the Rangers are starting Martin Perez.


Wade LeBlanc (8-4, 3.49) vs. Martin Perez (2-6, 6.33)
Game time: 2:05

How the Rangers hit against LeBlanc.
How the Mariners hit against Perez.