An amazing throw from Adolis Garcia that pegs the Yankees Kyle Higashioka at home was a rare bright spot in last night’s 7-3 loss.

The Rangers can’t play spoiler. At least, they couldn’t spoil the Yankees playoff hopes. They were, unfortunately, able to spoil their own playoff hopes back in April. 

They rolled over like a tame puppy against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Texas started this killer stretch of thirteen straight against playoff-hopeful teams on a high note, beating Oakland two out of three. But they lost three of four to Houston, two out of three to the Chicago White Sox, and got swept in a three-gamer to New York. 

That adds up to a 4-9 stretch, or a .307 winning percentage. In a nutshell, that is how far from good this team is. They are looking at being competitive by 2023. That’s a lot of mileage to make up in a short amount of time. Drive safe.

Last night, they had an early 3-0 lead against the Yankees. Then they had a stretch of Little League play, with three walks and a wild pitch. Then the wheels fell off totally and they lost 7-3.

So now they head to Baltimore, tail between their legs, to take on the pitiful Orioles for four games. This will be a test of how they fair against the bad teams. There’s no spoiler here, though. Texas won’t catch Baltimore for first draft pick in 2022. Baltimore already has that locked up.

There’s nothing to spoil in this series that hasn’t already turned bad long ago. It’s the potato-salad-left-out-in-the-sun-way-too-long series.

Bon appétit.