3 Evan Grant’s Ranger observations including Rangers struggles with runners in scoring position
The following analysis originally appeared Wednesday morning in The Dirt, by Evan Grant, our in-depth Texas Rangers newsletter.
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Now here are three things Evan Grant has observed so far this week in Rangers baseball:
- The offensive problems were hardly limited to Joey Gallo. The Rangers have been without a hitting in six batting appearances with runners in scoring position. They are 1 in 19 with RISP in the last five games. They had a runner – catcher Jonah Heim – caught trying to steal third base in the 11th. For the 13-game losing streak on the road, they cut .192 / .260 / .315 / .575. They scored 38 points, an average of 2.7 per game. And seven of those runs came after their 9-1 crash in Anaheim. Not much good to say about the offense at the moment.
- And you thought it was all bad news. Well, maybe it is. But here are the official May figures for Adolis García. If nothing else, you will always have this performance to mention. And he also took a dive on Tuesday.
- Tuesday marked the start of Pride Month. Our Sam Blum reports that the Rangers are the only MLB team that hasn’t hosted some sort of Pride Month event in their park and he’s looking into whether they plan to do so.
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