This season long ago ceased being about wins. That happened when this team ceased winning.
So now it’s about opportunities. And moments.
The Rangers had two of those waited-a-lifetime-for-this moments yesterday, in Game 2 of their doubleheader with the Athletics.
In the sixth inning, twenty-two-year-old Rangers rookie Sam Huff, the Rangers number two prospect in the system who was not expected to land in Arlington until late 2021, playing in just his second major league game, collected his first major league hit. It was a line drive to center off Oakland’s tough right-hander Chris Bassitt.
Then, a few minutes later, another Rangers rookie who was never expected to hit the major leagues this year, picked up his first major league hit. Sherten Apostel, the twenty-one-year-old heralded prospect from Curacao, singled off Yusmeiro Petit to lead off the seventh.
In a mostly forgettable season, these were two unforgettable moments for these two young men.
This season is not just about getting opportunities. It’s also about making memories.
Sam Huff and Sherten Apostel will never forget yesterday’s second game of a doubleheader with Oakland.
An otherwise totally forgettable game.
Frankie Montas (3-3, 5.73) vs. Lance Lynn (5-2, 2.52)