The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks are currently 2nd and 3rd when it comes to the worst losing percentages. Even though the Rangers lost 7-0, they are winners of the 2nd draft pick, at least for now. They gain one game on the Diamondbacks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a firm grasp on that 1st pick.
Tonight’s line-up featured the youngest line-up of the year for the Rangers.
The 9 players in the Rangers batting order tonight have an average age of 24 years, 145 days, the youngest lineup of the season. Previous youngest was 24 years, 289 days on 9/18 at LAA.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) September 22, 2020
Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.08) did himself no favors tonight. Lyles had two errors, one a catching error and the other was a throwing error on a pickoff. As noted above, the Diamondbacks were able to score 7 runs but only 4 of them were earned. His final line was: 5 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 SO.
Out of the pen
Jimmy Herget (2.89) pitched another scoreless inning. He walked one and struck out one.
Kolby Allard (0-6, 7.99) pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and struck out two. He’s had three scoreless innings since moving to the bullpen.
At the plate
Anderson Tejeda, Sam Huff and Eli White were the only Rangers with a hit tonight. Sam Huff and Eli White had multi-hit games. Sam huff went 2-4 and Eli White went 3-4.
After the slow start by White, it is nice to see him get multiple hits.
This also makes the first time this year that the Rangers line-up has been shut out. I know that’s hard to believe since they have struggled this year.
Tomorrow’s pitching match-up will feature a couple of southpaws. Wes Benjamin (1-1, 4.41) for the Rangers and Alex Young (2-4, 5.44) for the Diamondbacks at 5:10 PM CST.