Texas Rangers Home Opener Let-Down

Despite the outcome of the Texas Rangers Home Opener, it was a very special day at Globe Life Field on Monday. In front of a near-capacity crowd of 38,238, they took the field in the first of many home openers at their new ballpark. Unfortunately, their opponents, the Toronto Blue Jays, got the better of them in this one. It was a bit of a one-sided affair that ended in a 6-2 loss for the Rangers. Let’s take a look at a recap of the Rangers home opener in Arlington.

Strange Day on the Mound

This game was exciting for all who were involved. Righty Mike Foltynewicz got the ball for the Rangers, and he had mixed results. He struck out seven batters, but also gave up four runs, walked three, and surrendered two home runs. Perhaps he was anxious since it was a big day. After pitching in front of empty seats for the past year, the sight of so many people had to be a little overwhelming. It was also his first regular-season start as a Ranger, so it is understandable that his nerves were on overdrive. Hopefully, he’ll be a little more composed in his next start five days from now.

Sluggish Bats

The Rangers only managed to push across two runs on five hits. Furthermore, Out of everyone in the Rangers’ lineup, it was shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa who had the most productive day at the plate. He went 2-for-4 while scoring one of the two runs for Texas. Also, first baseman Nate Lowe, catcher Jose Trevino, and designated hitter Brock Holt each got one hit apiece. The Rangers’ only two runs were driven in by Lowe and Holt.

Tomorrow is a New Day

The Rangers have a quick turnaround since their next game against Toronto is on Tuesday at 7:05 PM CDT. They will have right-hander Dane Dunning on the mound. Hopefully, they will see better results with a fresh box score.

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Players Mentioned:

Mike Foltynewicz, Nate Lowe, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jose Trevino, Brock Holt, Dane Dunning