Arizona 4, Texas 6
Zac Gallen’s latest scoreless streak came to an end in the first inning. However, his team still led the game by a run when he left in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, Scott McGough coughed up the lead in the sixth, while Kyle Nelson and Kevin Ginkel combined to give Texas and insurance run in the seventh.
Gallen Loses Streak, Dbacks Lose Game
Zac Gallen had what he called a “clunker” of a game. Despite that, he still limited the first place Rangers to three runs in five innings. He still got his job done. The bullpen was not up to the challenge of providing him with the necessary support for Gallen or the team to walk away with a win.
Rangers End Scoreless Streak, Win Game Late
The Texas Rangers made quick work of ending Zac Gallen’s scoreless innings streak by tagging the Arizona ace for a run in the bottom of the first inning. Then, in the sixth and seventh innings, they took advantage of a soft Arizona bullpen to put themselves in the lead and secure a victory.
Streak on a Leash
Michael Baumann examines Gallen’s streak at Fangraphs with a look very similar to this one found here at the Pit.
Brandon Pfaadt Gets the Call
The highly anticipated righty will make his MLB debut this evening.
Having Fun with Mic’s Up Blake Walston
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Will be interesting to see where these numbers are come October
First 32 days of MLB rule changes compared to the first 32 days of 2022...— Baseball Doesn't Exist (@BaseballDoesnt) May 3, 2023
Runs are up 14%
Hits are up 9%
AVG. is up 15 points
Steals are up 54%
Games are 27 minutes shorter pic.twitter.com/Mh8fIiO5EL