Coming into the night, Rangers starter Jon Gray had been on a tear. Since April 1st, Gray’s ERA of just 1.52 was the lowest of any pitcher in the MLB in that span.
Tonight, things did not go Gray’s way in the Rangers 14-2 loss to the New York Mets at Globe Life Field.

Gray gave up nine runs in just three innings and abruptly ended his successful start to the season.

“I think he threw a lot of pitches over the heart of the plate, he was missing spots,” Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said.

“Some two-strike pitches he didn’t quite get where he wanted to, but everyone’s gonna have an off night.”

Although Jon Gray took the forefront of it, the Rangers’ pitching staff struggled as a whole, giving up 14 runs on 22 hits. The only Texas pitcher who didn’t give up a run was Andrew Knizner, who pitched the final 1.1 innings of the game to save the bullpen for the remainder of the series.

Offensively, the Rangers didn’t do much better than the arms did. Texas had just two runs on a two-run home run from Robbie Grossman and were able to muster up just six hits.

The Rangers have lost four straight games and two games by twelve or more runs in their last seven.

The 22 hits the Rangers allowed were the most in a single game since allowing 22 on 7/26/17 against Miami, the day that Adrian Beltre moved the on-deck circle.

When Andrew Knizner is the only pitcher not to give up a run, and your team allows the most hits in a game since 2017, it was just not a good night at the ballpark.

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