Granted, none of the three won game MVP (that went to the AL’s Vlad Guerrero Jr.), but Joey Gallo, Adolis Garcia and Kyle Gibson (the “killer G’s) nevertheless made the Texas Rangers faithful proud on the national stage. To have three representatives by itself was an impressive feat given the otherwise lack of successes on the field for the organization in 2021. That’s something to hang your hat on.
Gallo, Garcia, Gibson. The Killer G’s, we’ll call them. Almost as iconic as Dwight Schrute’s Killer B’s, “Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galatica” from The Office.
I digress, though. Let’s shift the focus back to the Midsummer Classic.
First up for the Rangers in the game was Gibson, who pitched a scoreless inning in the 3rd frame for the American League, including retiring Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres (is he good?). Gibson followed starter Shohei Ohtani and former Ranger Lance Lynn in the game.
Kyle Gibson tossed a scoreless inning for the AL in the 2021 All-Star Game
That scoreless inning from Gibson might just do wonders for his trade value, as those hitters were some of the NL’s best he set down in order.
Joey Gallo joined in on the fun later, replacing Aaron Judge in right field. He drew a walk in the game. Overall, a disappointing showing from the longtime Ranger at All-Star Week, as his Derby performance also left something to be desired.
The AL did manage to receive a jolt from Adolis Garcia, who manned CF next to Gallo in right field for several innings, just the way it should be.
Joey Gallo and Adolis Garcia manned the OF together like they would in a regular Texas Rangers game
And in his second at-bat of the game, El Bombi racked up a hustle double, showing off his athleticism to the world and giving baseball fans a preview of what we all know he’s capable of.
Baseball fans: get to know the name Adolis Garcia, because we think he’s a budding star.
On the whole, the All-Star Game was an enjoyable event, and we’re thrilled that the Texas Rangers’ Killer G’s all made an impact on the game in one way or another. Here’s hoping this is just the start of a line of years for the Rangers with multiple All-Star selections!