The Texas Rangers scored four runs, but the Houston Astros rallied to score five runs.
West American League teams play 19 times per season. To win the series of the season, a team must win ten games before the rival in its division.
The Astros entered tonight’s game with a 9-3 record against the Rangers in 2021. Texas maintained a 4-0 lead in the seventh inning as they tried to defend themselves from Houston.
However, the Astros scored five runs before the inning ended the game and now the season. With ten wins, the Silver Boot makes a downed run down I-45 to reside in Houston once again.
The Rangers are now worse off this season, 40 games below .500.
Game player: Glenn Otto spun one of the best, albeit relatively brief, debut of a Rangers starter in franchise history, as he kept the Astros unscored for five innings, while only allowing twice, zero walks and picked up seven attacks.
It sounds a bit hyperbolic, but the fact is that the Rangers don’t get initial efforts like this very often.
Glenn Otto is just the Rangers’ second pitcher with more than 7 attacks in 5.0 or fewer innings in his Major League debut (7 OS in 5.0 IP). The other was 18-year-old David Clyde, in what was his first professional match on June 27, 1973 against the MIN at Arlington Stadium (8 SO in 5.0 IP).
– John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 28, 2021
Otto’s slider was as diabolical as it was advertised and he was bombing strikes all night. If Otto has more exits like this when the pitch limits are raised, the Rangers may have something here.
Until next time: With the Silver Boot no longer on the table, the Rangers will try to save some pride against the Astros with LHP Kolby Allard ready to start the Texas outing against LHP Framber Valdez for Houston.
The first run on Saturday night from The Shed is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.