If you had "defensive miscues" as a reason for a loss, congratulations, you win a prize!
- Yovani Gallardo came out of the gate rather sloppy with his command. It could have been mainly due to the rain-delay, but he walked the first two hitters he faced before nicely recovering to throw 6.0 innings.
- Unfortunately for Gallardo, the defense behind him didn't exactly step up to the plate there in the 1st inning. After the two walks, Robinson Cano grounded out to Rougned Odor. Odor was unable to gain a good handle on the ball, and by the time he was able to throw the ball to Elvis at 2nd, there wasn't time to turn a double play, leaving men on the corners with only one out.
- Later in the inning, with a chance to limit the damage to only 1 run in the inning, Kyle Seager grounded out to Mitch Moreland. Moreland threw to 2nd base for 1 out, but when Elvis made the throw to get the 2nd out, he missed Yovani Gallardo, who was running toward 1st to cover.
- The bats were quiet again. Shin-Soo Choo had what might have been the most helpless looking plate appearance I've seen him take in a Texas uniform. Whatever the reason is, things aren't clicking for Choo right now, and we're beginning to get a large enough sample for it to be legitimately concerning.
- They'll try it again tomorrow. Ross Detwiler is pitching, though, so things might not be much better.