Sometimes I think I know a lot about baseball.
Then there was this week.
The Rangers pulled out a nice win over the hottest team in baseball which included:
Joey Gallo playing centerfield in an official game for the first time since little league (he did get a little time in minor league spring training).
Yovani Gallardo throwing 8.1 innings of shut out ball against the highest scoring offense in the bigs, extending his scoreless streak to 24 innings and finishing the month of June with an 0.54 ERA in five starts.
Elvis bunting at the right time, laying one down for a hit to take advantage of a pitcher that fell off of the mound towards third base. The bunt hit turned into the first run of the game thanks to a sac fly by Odor.
Solo homeruns by Moreland, Chirinos, and Odor.
A hit by Martin! Sure, he just beat out a little infield nubber, but he is due some good luck and a few of those could help rebuild his confidence.
Prince Fielder has his league leading 32nd multi-hit game. That man is locked in and it is so great seeing him happily go the other way and not try to drive every ball out of the park.
Tomorrow is a fantastic matchup of young arms, with the Rangers sending Chi Chi to the mound to face Drew Hutchison.
Win the series.