Texas Rangers Weekly Report 8: El Bombi “nukes” Houston
By Brian Sweet
The Legend of El Bombi continued on this week, as Adolis Garcia showed us why he’s a fan favorite this season. Garcia hit three home runs including the walk-off game winner on Friday as the Texas Rangers sweep the Houston Astros at home.
The crowd was super loud when the ball cleared the fence and Garcia got showered with peanuts and mobbed by his teammates at home plate.
The downside of this past week is the Rangers did announce that Kyle Gibson, Kohei Arihara and Hunter Wood would be placed on the IL for some time. Hopefully Kyle Gibson will be back on his feet in the next couple of weeks, but for now, Texas’ pitching depth is compromised and is sure to be tested.
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Adolis “El Bombi” Garcia
Garcia continues to be a dominant player for the Rangers. Garcia hit five HRs this past week, three against the Astros and two against the Angels. I don’t know why Daniels hasn’t contacted his agent about an extension yet, but it needs to happen soon.
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With his home run on Wednesday, he is now tied for the most home runs with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.with 16. If Garcia keeps up the good home run hitting, he could take home the title and Rookie of the Year in the AL.
Mike Foltynewicz had one of his best starts this past week pitching 7 shutout innings. This is the pitcher the Rangers were hoping for when they signed him this past offseason. Hopefully we will get more pitching like this from him later on in the season.
Demarcus Evans made his MLB Debut on Tuesday night as he pitched two shutout innings in the loss against the Los Angeles Angels. I liked what I saw from him and hopefully he will get an opportunity to make the team from the start next year.
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Dane Dunning had a bad outing Wednesday against the Angels giving up seven runs in four innings. With Gibson and Arihara sidelined for a bit, the starting rotation has to step it up and Dunning failed to deliver Wednesday.
Arihara was just moved to the 60-day IL , which means he will be out for a good portion of the season. I wish him nothing but the best for a speedy recovery but this announcement is no doubt a blow to the Rangers starting rotation.
Rangers’ Weekly Schedule
May 27-30 at Mariners
June 1-3 at Rockies