Texas Rangers: We’re running out of things to say about Adolis Garcia
By Seth Carlson
I mean, come on!
As Willie Calhoun put it in a tweet after the Texas Rangers‘ 7-5 walk-off win over the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field on Friday night, “he isn’t human tbh, I’m convinced.”
“He” is referring to Adolis “El Bombi” Garcia, the unlikeliest of breakout candidates who has morphed into a clutch-hitting machine for this Ranger team in 2021.
Garcia was at it again with the flair for the dramatic on Friday, walking off the Astros with a monster three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to seal a victory, Texas’ first since Monday and first against their Lone Star State rivals in 2021.
Texas Rangers: Adolis Garcia has an unbelievable flair for the dramatic.
This walk-off also happens to be the Rangers’ first ever at Globe Life Field. Pretty special!
The 28-year-old is not afraid of high pressure situations that call for a hero, and this one against Houston was no exception.
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The Rangers bullpen managed to blow another quality start by ace Kyle Gibson, who went six innings and allowed just one run in his second consecutive start against the Astros.
But the pen did manage to hold just enough to ensure Texas would have a life in the 10th inning with a ghost runner and as they say… the rest was history.
Garcia also held what had been the go-ahead hit earlier in the game, knocking in two runs with a double in the fourth inning to put the Rangers in front 3-1.
On the night, “El Bombi” had two colossal hits and five RBIs in five trips to the plate as he continued his hot-hitting tear that really hasn’t stopped since he was called up.
With each passing day, Garcia has strengthened his early AL Rookie of the Year case as well as his approaching some big time names on the home run and RBI leaderboards.
Suffice to say, social media absolutely popped off in the immediate aftermath of the walk-off hit.
“El Bombi” is quickly rising to legendary status among Rangers nation, and we can’t say we didn’t get caught up in the Bombi fever ourselves…
Adolis Garcia has ice in his veins.
Garcia is playing with the swagger, intensity and electricity of a player who’s been doing this for years, yet he’s just a rookie. It’s easy to lose sight of this fact considering he’s gone on an absolute hitting binge during his second big league stint.
One stat in particular really highlights just how productive the slugging outfielder has been since joining the club on April 13.
Essentially, he’s driving in runs once every four at-bats. That’s an elite clip!
While the Rangers still have plenty of uncertainties to sort out, Adolis Garcia seems to be a constant that the organization and fans alike can count on to deliver in the biggest moments.
And we just can’t say enough. In fact, we might actually run out of words if he keeps putting up jaw-dropping performances!