Texas Rangers: Joey Gallo continues impressive home run streak

Seth Carlson
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers fouls off a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers fouls off a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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This is getting ridiculous!

We mean the above statement in the absolute best way possible, but Joey Gallo is absolutely DESTROYING spring training for the Texas Rangers thus far.

Gallo has played in six exhibition games out of a possible eight, and has homered five times in those six games. Five times!

Joey Gallo’s home run tear is becoming a sight to see at Texas Rangers’ spring training.

Taylor Swift reference? Check.

Joey Gallo homer? Check.

It all adds up.

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In total, the big lefty slugger has amassed a 2.038 spring OPS in 14 at-bats, along with 9 RBI’s and an uncharacteristically high .429 batting average.

This tantalizing level of production makes you wonder why manager Chris Woodward isn’t starting his right fielder every day, but this is spring training, after all.

Still, despite what your stance might be on the validity of spring stats, this home run binge is becoming hard to ignore.

In fact, it’s just downright impressive.

How impressive, you might ask? Record-worthy impressive.

On the home run pace that Gallo is currently on, Tex’s long-standing club record stands virtually no chance!

Spring training or not, it’s about time you paid attention to the onslaught of Joey jacks that have rained down on Arizona stadiums this February/March.

Ranger Rumblings:

  • Joey Gallo wasn’t the only Texas Rangers player to go deep in Tuesday 9-2 blowout loss to Cleveland. Second baseman Nick Solak took one over the fence in Surprise for his first of the spring, accounting for the only other run scored by the Rangers in this game.
  • Wes Benjamin looked strong once again in his outing vs. the Indians, tossing three innings of one-run, three strikeout ball. The southpaw is looking poised to grab a roster spot.
  • Matt Bush made his spring debut on Tuesday and brought the heat in a scoreless inning. His chances of making the team are heightened after the news of Jonathan Hernandez’ injury.
  • Top prospect righty Cole Winn struggled mightily in his spring debut, surrendering four runs in his inning of work.

dark. Next. Jonathan Hernandez injury a brutal blow

  • The Texas Rangers rolled an inning in this game. What’s new, though?
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