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Rangers 4, Twins 1: Rangers reign on rainy day

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It felt like October baseball, but only because of the weather.

Texas Rangers v Minnesota Twins
Game over
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

It was a dark and stormy night, but not stormy enough it turned out. Adalberto Mejia had a Jekyll and Hyde outing. He started out walking the lead-off batter, then allowing a couple of hits, including a Texas leaguer up the middle by Nomar Mazara to put the Rangers on the board first. Mejia then seemed to settle down, striking out the next five batters he faced. He went back to being Jekyll (or Heckle?) in the 4th and gave up a 3-run upper-decker to Joey Gallo. Mejia finally managed to get out of the inning but not before loading the bases. That was the end of Mejia’s night.

Dillon Gee made his debut coming in in the 5th. He did well, aside from a walk and a plunked batter in the 6th, and a couple of hits in the 8th, striking out four in three innings pitched.

The offense was both offensive and boring, AJ Griffin and Co. held the Twins batters to one run on a Byron Buxton line drive double that the Rangers misplayed. Miguel Sano neeearly hit a solo homer but he skipped the extra biscuit for breakfast this morning and it was caught at the wall instead.

  • Joe Mauer was 0-4 with 2 K and had his first fielding error of the year
  • The Twins used their 30th pitcher this year and Rochester used their 36th

W: Griffin (5-2) 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

L: Mejia (4-5) 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

SV: Claudio (5)

Studs:

Gee 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 K

Duds:

Mejia

Twins bats - 3 hits on the night total

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Comment of the Game Thread:

SooFoo Fan: “So boring