The Texas Rangers welcomed 40,000 fans to Globe Life Field in Arlington to watch their team do what they do best — get clowned by the Toronto Blue Jays. The bats showed up, Steven Matz was great in his debut, and the good guys won by a score of 6-2.
— tits andronicus (@ruhee_) April 5, 2021
Things worth mentioning…
The Steven Matz Revenge Tour is off to a great start. Matz, one of Pete Walker’s projects, had an excellent debut, going six-and-one-third while allowing just one earned run on two hits and one walk. That earned run really wasn’t on him, either, as Rowdy Tellez botched what should have been a double-play ball. Matz also picked up nine strikeouts, which was more than he had in any of his nine starts last season. Now, of course, the Rangers are really, really bad, so we shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but, damn, that’s a very encouraging sign from Matz.
Steven Matz, K’ing the side.
K’s 6, 7 and 8. pic.twitter.com/bM0GnxtiE0
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 5, 2021
Texas’ reclamation project, Mike Foltynewicz did not have as good of a time as Matz did. The Blue Jays …
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