Who could have seen this coming?

Jesse Chavez dominated in his first true start of the year.

Nobody would have ever seen this coming. Jesse Chavez? A starter? A dominating starter? A dude?

This is why baseball.

You can’t predict this. Of all the improbably things that have happened to the Rangers so far this season—last inning comebacks, the emergence of Joey Gallo, the comeback of Hunter Pence, anything to do with Danny Santana—the most improbable of all is Jesse Chavez, dominating starter.

One unearned run in six-and-one-third inning, with seven strikeouts and no walks. The Tigers never really threatened. A two-out triple in the third was easily pushed aside.  

You literally cannot ask for anything better than that.

Shelby Miller, the reason heart doctors stay so busy, tried to give it away in the ninth, but the Rangers hung on for a 5-3 win that wasn’t nearly as close as the score might indicate.

Jesse Chavez. Starter.

Baseball makes no sense.



Mike Minor (7-4, 2.52) vs. Matthew Boyd (5-5, 361)

Game time: 6:10