The 2023 Rangers season is getting to the point where every time the Rangers take the field, the Globe is buzzing, and Saturday afternoon was no different.
Texas was back in action to take on Seattle in the second of their three-game series.
Unlike last night, the two teams wasted no time getting things going offensively. After Andrew Heaney struck out the first two Mariners, the next three Seattle hitters would all single to put the Mariners up 1-0 in the first.
However, the Rangers’ $500 million duo would waste no time getting that run back. The first two pitches of Seattle’s #6 prospect Bryan Woo’s career were a leadoff double by Marcus Semien and a single by Corey Seager to tie things up at one.
With that leadoff double, Marcus Semien extended his hitting streak to a career-high 22 games and his on-base streak to 30 games.
After that, the Rangers would begin to pour it on. Jonah Heim and Corey Seager each had a two-RBI double in the first two innings, and Nathaniel Lowe laced an RBI single to put Texas up 6-1.
Andrew Heaney’s run of four straight quality starts would come to an end today at the hands of the Mariners. The Texas lefty’s day would end after he allowed and run in the 4th and loaded the bases with no one out.
Josh Sborz would come on into the biggest pickle in baseball and manage to get out of the inning while just allowing one run. After four innings, the Rangers led the Mariners by a score of 7-3.
The Rangers bullpen overall did a really good job today. Not only did Sborz wiggle out of that jam, but Jose Leclerc pitched two scoreless innings, and Cole Ragans had a clean frame as well.
Leody Tavares came up in the 5th and smacked a three-run jimmy jack to left to put the Rangers up 10-3 and officially blow this game open.
Marcus Semien and Nathaniel Lowe each hit home runs in the 7th to expand Texas’ lead out to 15-3, and at that point, everyone started to wonder if this offense was even fair to the rest of the league.
Overall, the Rangers dominated this one by a score of 16-6! Texas continues proving to the league that they are an elite team.
The Rangers will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they go for the series sweep of the Mariners.
Dane Dunning will get the ball for Texas.