As we come to the end of the first week of the 2021 baseball season, the Texas Rangers are off to a very good start.
With summertime around the corner, Ranger fans will be traveling to destinations, some fans might miss weeks of the season and wonder how their team is doing.
Being a new writer here at Nolan Writin, I wanted to bring some new ideas to the website on bringing Ranger news to the fans throughout the season.
With that being said, I will be doing a quick summary each week this season on how the Rangers are doing. You’ll find out who is hot and who is not each week so you don’t worry about how the Rangers are doing during your vacation.
Texas Rangers: Who’s Hot
Nate Lowe wasted no time making himself a fan favorite after one week. Right now he leads the majors with RBI’s and is on pace to do a lot more. Hopefully, his bat continues to stay hot as the season continues.
Foltynewicz might have had a short debut with the Rangers only lasting 4 innings, but his 7 strikeouts look promising. If the Rangers can get him to extend his outings a bit further, this would be the best free agent signing this past offseason for Texas.
Gibson had a better outing in the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays allowing only 6 hits and had 8 K’s in 6 innings.
His breaking balls were a lot better and seemed to have a better command on the mound. Kyle Gibson could have a stellar 2021 season if this continues.
His rough outing against the Kansas City Royals may have been Opening Day jitters. I know I would be nervous being an opening day starter for the first time with a major league baseball team.
Texas Rangers: Who’s Not Hot
Not the kind of start to the season you want to have, Taveras had 19 at-bats this past week and struck out twelve times, and only got 1 RBI. His batting average was only .105 which is below average for an MLB player.
I wouldn’t be shocked if he was sent down to the alternate site or triple-A if he continues this downward trend.
Texas Rangers’ schedule for the upcoming week
April 9-11 home VS San Diego Padres
April 12-15 on road VS Tampa Bay Rays