The Texas Rangers dropped their fourth game in a row, falling to the New York Yankees, 3-1, Monday night. The bats are still struggling to heat up.
On The Mound
The Texas Rangers handed the ball to Cesar Ramos last night as he made a spot start filling in for the injured Cole Hamels. Ramos did more than what was expected of him going 6 innings against the Yankees, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits. Ramos pitched well and put the Rangers in a position to win the game and striking out five hitters on the night. Despite this, run production was not there causing Ramos to take the loss in his first decision of the season.
The bullpen threw three pitchers who all put up scoreless appearances. Phil Klein, the replacement for Keone Kela, who was moved to the 60-day DL, threw a scoreless seventh inning, not allowing a baserunner and striking out two. Jake Diekman threw the eighth allowing just one hit and striking out one. Tom Wilhelmsen came in to throw the ninth inning, not allowing a baserunner while striking out one of the batters he faced.
At The Plate
Texas struggled all night at the plate, not recording a hit until the seventh inning when rookie Nomar Mazara broke up the no-no with a single. As a team, the Rangers only recorded three hits on the evening coming off the bats of Mazara, Fielder and Brett Nicholas. Nicholas drove in the singular run with a solo homerun in the eighth inning, his first of the season.
Texas Rangers prospect, Nomar Mazara continues hit hot stretch of getting on base, which he has now done in twelve of the first thirteen games of his career.
WP- Eovaldi (1-2): 7IP, 2H, 0ER, 6K
LP- Ramos (0-1): 6IP, 9H, 3ER, 5K
SV- Miller (5): 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0K
Mazara: 1-3, BB
Fielder: 1-3, 2B
Nicholas: 1-3, HR, RBI
The Texas Rangers will send AJ Griffin to the mound against the Yankees tonight with first pitch at 7:05 CT.
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