Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Swept in the Windy City in Week 4

Apr 27, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Nick Solak (15) celebrates with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) after the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Nick Solak (15) celebrates with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) after the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers had a disastrous trip to the south side of Chicago as they were swept by the Chicago White Sox this past weekend. This is the second time that the Rangers have been swept so far this year.

The Rangers did have a good showing against the Los Angeles Angels back in Arlington as Nick Solak and Joey Gallo hit home runs on Tuesday.

The last story that happened this past week was the first-ever stateside matchup of Shohei Ohtani and Kohei Arihara. Arihara came out on top in what will become a divisional matchup going forward.

Texas Rangers: Who’s Hot

Adolis Garcia

Garcia is having a really good week swinging the bat. In 27 at-bats, Garcia had four runs, eight hits, three home runs, and eight RBI’s. on top of that he was named the American League Player of the Week.

Nick Solak

Solak has also had a great week at the plate. In 26 at-bats, Solak had six runs, 10 hits, three home runs, and five RBI’s. I’m surprised the league didn’t have a co-American League Player of the Week award for both Garcia and Solak.

Hyeon Jong-Yang

Hyeon Jong-Yang didn’t have the best performance in his MLB debut allowing 5 hits in 4 innings. The reason why he is up in the Who’s Hot list, though, is a “tip of the cap” to him for making the major leagues. Hopefully, he has a better second outing.

Texas Rangers: Who’s Not Hot

Leody Taveras

Taveras was optioned to the alternative site this past week. Chris Woodward gave him a bunch of opportunities to stay in the lineup and he just couldn’t do it. Hopefully, time down in the minors fuels him to be better at the plate.

Dane Dunning

Dunning is on the who’s not list after not having a good outing in Chicago. I think the reason why he had a bad outing is due to weather and just psychological issues. I’m going to cover what happened in Chicago in a future article.

Rangers upcoming schedule:

April 29-May 2 at home vs Boston Red Sox

May 3-6 At Minnesota Twins

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