Texas Rangers Weekly Report 18: El Bombi and Martin bomb out West

Aug 8, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Adolis Garcia (53) hits a double during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 8, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Adolis Garcia (53) hits a double during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Texas Rangers had a road trip out to the west coast this week where we could see glimpses of the future from the young players.

The Rangers got swept in Oakland again but was able to stop a 6 game losing streak against the Mariners on Tuesday night in extra innings. That was the only win of the road trip out west.

Brock Holt got to pitch in the ninth inning against the Athletics over the weekend and gave Rangers fans something to remember the year by.

Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot

Sam Huff

Sam Huff showed this past week in Frisco that the Texas Rangers have some decisions at catcher to make this offseason.

Huff destroyed a home run 505 foot homer into the streets of Frisco and the next night another one for 441 ft. Jose Trevino might be looking for a new home if Huff keeps destroying the ball like this.

Adolis Garcia 

Adolis Garcia showed up in a big way this week as his two home runs helped the Rangers to win in Seattle on Tuesday night. This past week Garcia has 5 hits with 2 home runs, 4 RBI’s and scored 3 runs as well.

He may not be a key piece of the future given his age, but he’s certainly worth keeping around as the team continues to transition.

Jason Martin

Jason Martin almost had the Rangers pay for a new window at T-Mobile park with the no-doubter he hit this week.

Martin had 3 hits, 1 home run, and scored 2 runs this past week at the plate. I wonder if he will be able to keep generating offense when the team needs a jolt mid-game.

The journeyman will nonetheless keep earning opportunities in the second half with the team lacking in better options for now.

Brock Holt

Brock Holt had the highlight of the week when Chris Woodward brought him in to pitch the ninth inning in Oakland. His first pitch was the slowest strike in Statcast history at 31 mph.

I would like to thank Brock Holt for also going over to the umpire and asking if he wanted to check his mitt and cap for any foreign substances. It will give fans something fun to remember after this season is over with.

Texas Rangers After Thoughts

It’s not really an afterthought but it’s kind of weird that last week and this upcoming week’s schedules are the same. I don’t think I’ve seen many Rangers schedules where two weeks are the same opponents.

Also congratulations to Adrian Beltre and Chuck Morgan for their upcoming induction into the Texas Rangers Hall Of Fame on August 14th. We thank both of them for their many contributions to the franchise.

Rangers Upcoming Schedule:

August 13-15: home vs Athletics

August 17-19: home vs Mariners

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