Believe it or not, this was the first time since September 20, 2019 that the Rangers were shut out. It’s not exactly a one to one scenario — because of circumstances — but the Rangers went 366 days without laying a goose egg.
For a team like the 2020 Rangers that are in the same company among some of the worst hitting squads of the last century, it is a surprise that it took so long for them to be held off the scoreboard for a whole evening. They just always seemed to find a way to squeak at least one home until tonight.
As far as these things go, it wasn’t actually the worst game to see their streak reach a dubious end. The loss gave the Rangers a bit of a cushion against for the 2021 No. 2 overall draft pick.