Texas Rangers: Brock Holt walk-off sends good vibes ahead of daunting trip

The Brock-Star dropped the mic once again!

Delivering the knock-out blow in the bottom of the 11th inning against the SF Giants on Wednesday, Brock Holt‘s base hit scored Nate Lowe from 2nd base to win the game for the Texas Rangers 4-3.

This after the SF Giants somehow decided to intentionally walk Isiah Kiner-Falefa (that must’ve felt great for him, though) in order to pitch to Holt. Safe to say that decision backfired!

Brock Holt ensures a happy Texas Rangers flight to Los Angeles with a walk-off hit on Wednesday.

The win book-ended a five game home stand for the Rangers that also started with a win last Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

On the mound in both winning contests? Only ace Kyle Gibson, who continues to impress as the ace of the Texas Rangers’ starting staff.

Of course, the team wouldn’t have even had a chance to win this game in extras had it not been for the late-game heroics of Adolis Garcia, yet again on full display in the ninth inning off Giants’ closer Tyler Rogers.

It was a furious finish to an otherwise uneventful home slate. But now the Texas Rangers face the daunting task of another road trip, a challenge they’ve had plenty of trouble overcoming.

Texas is riding a 15-game road losing streak dating back to the month of May, ironically against these same Giants in the Bay Area. Their road record is 9-23 on the season, the worst such mark in the American League.

As if the Rangers needed any further obstacles to hinder their chance at breaking this much-maligned streak, this next five-game road docket includes stops at the homes of the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the always-hated division rival Houston Astros.

The silver lining from all of this? Brock Holt’s walk-off hit against a surprisingly tough SF Giants team might be just the type of good vibe the Texas Rangers need to start off their next block of road games on the right foot.