Texas Rangers: The legend of “El Bombi” continues to grow
By Seth Carlson
Have you heard the legend going ’round about Texas Rangers‘ outfielder Adolis Garcia?
If you haven’t by now, the story is adding new chapters seemingly by the day, as “El Bombi” keeps coming up big for his team.
This latest edition in the growing legend of “El Bombi” came in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening, as the Rangers rallied down 3-1 to win 6-3 in 10 innings against the Twins.
The hit that put the Rangers in front for good? Adolis Garcia’s seventh blast of the season.
Adolis Garcia is providing all the signature moments this season for the Texas Rangers
It was yet another signature moment in the young career of Garcia in a season that has been full of them for the 28-year-old thus far.
On May the 4th, the force was truly with “El Bombi”.
All seven of Garcia’s official home runs have come on the road, and all seven have come in big spots for the Texas Rangers.
So clutch is Garcia that even MLB has finally taken notice of his late-game heroics.
“El Bombi” may have served up another electrifying moment, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention another standout performance from the contest.
Righty Kyle Gibson faced his former team for the first time since departing them in free agency following the 2019 season for the Texas Rangers.
“Gibby” tossed eight outstanding innings in the game, surrendering three earned runs and striking out eight Twins hitters. The outing lowered his season ERA to a sparkling 2.40 and further cemented his “ace” status on the team.
Willie Calhoun got the late rally action started with a solo blast of his own in the 9th inning to pull Texas within a run before the Rangers broke out in extras, and Andy Ibanez got his first career big league hit!
Kyle Gibson, Andy Ibanez and Willie Calhoun all made splashes against the Twins, but Adolis Garcia keeps stealing the show for the Texas Rangers
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Ordinarily, Ibanez notching his first MLB knock should be more than a footnote, but if we’re being truthful, we can’t stop thinking about the monumental nature of Adolis Garcia’s clutch gene.
The 28-year-old is growing a legend that rivals any storyline being written in MLB this season. His continual penchant for big-time hits isn’t going unnoticed and should hopefully garner even more attention as he keeps receiving regular at-bats.
Garcia exudes passion for the game and his playing style is resonating with his teammates as they’ve grinded out some impressive wins this season.
Even in the games Texas is losing, they’re down but never out, and “El Bombi” is proving to be a big reason why.
Consider this just the beginning of the growing legend of Adolis Garcia!