Well, it was a game for about five minutes.
The Rangers jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Marcus Semien’s leadoff home run, the two hundredth of his career.
Then the Rangers 2022 pitching staff showed up.
Dan Dunning gave up five earned in three innings. Not to be outdone, Glenn Otto gave up five earned in two innings. Yerry Rodriguez gave up three in his two innings. And outfielder Brad Miller squeezed in two innings of relief himself, giving up three.
Sixteen runs. Eighteen hits. Seven walks.
It was just an ugly game made uglier by the Rangers putting Corey Seager on the IL before the game and Adolis Garcia leaving the game in the fifth inning after being hit in the hand by a pitch.
The Dodgers have done to the Rangers what the Rangers were doing to other teams with regularity at the beginning of seasons. Piling on the runs.
Eleven Friday. Sixteen Saturday. With Martin Perez taking the mound today.
This might just be Texas’s lost weekend.