Once again, the Rangers are like the game Whack-A-Mole carnival game. You knock out one mole, another one pops up elsewhere. You keep trying to get all the moles but you can’t.
That’s the problem when a team is going this bad. When they score runs, the rotation caves. When the rotation locks down the opponent, the bullpen caves. When the rotation and the bullpen shine, the offense stagnates.
Now Joey Gallo is out with an injury. Just as he was finally starting to find his home run stroke.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another. And maybe there’s no solving it this year.
The Rangers are 5-21 since landing at .500 exactly one month ago. May 9 to be exact.
Three of those five wins were a sweep of the Astros at home.
Since then, they are 1-12.
Eventually, they have to catch a break. Eventually, enough hitters have to get hot at the same time, and at the same time the bullpen doesn’t cave.
Eventually, they are going to finally knock out that mole for good.