This week, the Texas Rangers went on a mini divisional road trip and ran into some issues. Their first stop was down south against the in-state rival Houston Astros, where they lost three games.
As a Rangers fan, you just want to burn the tapes from that series except for the Martin Perez complete game shutout and move on with the season. Then, Texas went out to the west coast and split the two-game mini-series against the Los Angeles Angels.
On the final game against the Angels on Wednesday night, Kole Calhoun went off against his former team hitting a two-run home run and driving in another run later in the game to help the Rangers to a 7-2 victory. Find out who made the Texas Rangers Weekly Report down below.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot
Glenn Otto showed up in a big way on Wednesday night against the Angels. In five innings, he only allowed one earned run and struck out seven. Did I mention he struck out Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani twice? The Texas Rangers needed a pitcher to show up in a big way to avoid getting swept twice in a row and Otto did just that.
His new nickname should be “the Angel Slayer”. As I mentioned above, his offense was one of the reasons why the Rangers avoided two straight sweeps this past week.
The Frisco Roughriders had to play two games on Wednesday night since Tuesday’s game was rained out. In the final game Wednesday night, they gave the crowd some fireworks. The Roughriders hit three home runs to give them a 6-1 victory over the San Antonio Missions.
It was mentioned on Twitter by Dallas Sports Fanatic Rangers Writer Alex Plinck, that as of Wednesday night, Sam Huff has recorded a hit in 13 straight games that he has started since being called up from Round Rock.
Martin Perez put on a pitching performance against the Houston Astros by giving the Rangers their first complete-game shutout of the season. Perez only allowed eight hits and struck out five in nine innings of work. Mr. Perez even gave the game ball to Rangers Third Base Coach Tony Beasley after the game.
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The Rangers were able to strike him out 4 times on Wednesday night making that the 8th time in his career that’s happened to him. He will probably look back at the highlights, learn from what he did wrong at the plate and continue his season.
While Dunning struck out 8 batters against the Angels on Tuesday, I can’t overlook the 5 runs he gave up in 6 innings. That was a winnable game on Tuesday night and if he pitched just a tad better, I think that the Rangers could have won that game and would have gone on to sweep the Angels.
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