The Rangers and Astros played the second game of their three-game series on Tuesday night from Globe Life Field.
Texas would be looking to bounce back after a 13-6 thumping yesterday afternoon.
Nathan Eovaldi made his first start since July 18th, and unfortunately, it did not go the way he or the Rangers hoped. Eovaldi gave up four earned runs, including two solo home runs to Jose Altuve.
Eovaldi’s final line would read 1.1 IP 5H 4ER 1BB 1K 35 pitches.
After the game, Bruce Bochy said:
“You saw a guy that missed a lot of time. It was good to see him out there, but he [Eovaldi] was obviously missing spots, and that’s unlike him.”
Dane Dunning would be the next Rangers pitcher, and things would not go any better for him. Altuve would connect on his third home run of the night, and things were ugly at Globe Life Field as the Astros led 9-0 in the 3rd inning.
There was really nothing to say tonight other than the fact that the Rangers got stomped, and this team was really, really struggling. The Astros added five runs in the seventh inning to bring their total to 14 on the night.
Struggling mightily, the Rangers offense was only able to score one run on seven hits.
To sum up the night, Austin Hedges became the first Rangers position player to pitch in back-to-back games.
The Rangers fell 14-1 in an ugly showing from Globe Life Field.
When asked about what he can do when the team is struggling like this, Bruce Bochy said:
“I think more than anything, stay behind them. It’s always a tough stretch what we’re going through, but I think you have to remind yourself a couple things here, one who we are what we were for the most part this season.”
Bochy went on to say:
“It’s gonna turn, and that’s part of my job is to believe too.”