Thoughts on a 1-0 Rangers loss

Rays 1, Rangers 0

  • The Rangers have lost again and been shut out for the third time in four games, and that is bad. I find myself reminding myself, though, that this is a rebuilding year, it’s about progress and process and development more so than wins and losses, and thus it’s worthwhile to focus on and enjoy progress when it’s meaningful, even in a loss.
  • And so we have the tandem outing of Dane Dunning and Taylor Hearn. If you could draw up what you would ideally like to get from a tandem outing, it would look a lot like what the Rangers got from Dunning and Hearn today.
  • Dunning started the game for Texas and got into trouble right away, allowing a one out double to Austin Meadows in the first inning, then walking Randy “Where Have You Gone” Arozarena. He got out of the inning with no issues, though, eliciting a pop up from Brandon Lowe, and then getting Manuel Margot to ground out to end the inning.

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