Texas Rangers @ SF Giants (8/1)


  • It’s not often that you see a team have their DH bat 9th, but that’s the case with the Rangers tonight. Rob Refsnyder is hitting .667 on the year and will be rewarded with a lineup spot after his pinch-hit single last night. Refsnyder actually batted 9th as the Tampa Bays Rays DH on Opening Day in 2018.
  • For the Giants, note that Darin Ruf (2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 RBI), Wilmer Flores (3-Run Home Run), and Chadwick Tromp (First major league two-hit day) are all not in the lineup despite starting in yesterday’s 9 to 2 victory.

Today’s Press Box Meal

Oracle Park Playlist

  • The top tunes from pregame:
    • 1) Everybody – Backstreet Boys
    • 2) Don’t Stop Movin’ – S Club 7
    • 3) Glamorous – Fergie Feat. Ludacris
    • 4) Free – Zac Brown Band
    • 5) Good Life (Remix) – OneRepublic Feat. B.o.B.

Right into the action

The Giants enter tonight having won four of their last six games after losing their first two against the Dodgers in LA.

  • Top 1st
    • Elvis Andrus gets things started in a hurry with a lead-off double off the wall. Smyly puts down Solak and Odor, but Gallo walks which is followed by a stolen base from Andrus to make it first and third. Some chaos ensues with Heineman knocking over the third-base umpire. Todd Frazier clears bases with a slap single to right, two runs score.
    • SCORE: Rangers 2, Giants 0
  • Bottom 1st
    • The Giants waste no time in putting a comeback together. Yaz walks, followed quickly by two outs, but Longoria comes through clutch with a bases-clearing double.
    • SCORE: Rangers 2, Giants 2
  • Top 2nd
    • Smyly with two quick punchouts, but Refsydner and Andrus reach. Solak strikes out to end the inning.
  • Bottom 2nd
    • Crawford flies out, Heineman with a failed bunt attempt that probably would have been successfully if he hit it a little harder. A swinging bunt from Duggar ends the inning.
  • Top 3rd
    • Nice defensive plays from the Giants, including Crawford 6-3 in the shift and a 5-1 from Belt to Smyly.
  • Bottom 3rd
    • Odor is replaced by Garcia due to injury. Nick Solak moves from CF to 2B and Garcia is in at CF
    • Yaz with another walk and Solano makes them pay with a bases-clearing single. Belt strikes out, Longo with a base hit but it’s quickly erased by a Panda double play
    • SCORE: Giants 4, Rangers 2
  • Top 4th
    • A one, two, three inning notable by a nice crackdown catch from Yaz in CF.
  • Bottom 4th
    • Crawford walks, Heineman pops out, Duggar flies out. Craw is picked off by Lyles to end the inning
  • Top 5th
    • Anderson replaces Smyly who leaves due to an apparent injury.
    • Andrus hits into a double play after Refsydner singles. Solak and Garcia walk. Anderson is replaced by Barager and strikes out Gallo on 5 pitches
  • Bottom 5th
    • Yaz leading off and for the first time today grounds out. Slater in to pinch hit for Dickerson and he reaches on a single just past the diving Andrus at short. Solano and Belt both record outs so nothing comes of it.
  • Top 6th
    • Rico Garcia in to pitch for SF
    • The Todd Father strikes out and is visibly frustrated. Chirinos slaps a base hit
  • Bottom 6th
    • Longoria walks. Pence pinch hits but strikes out, but at least Longo advances on a past ball. Crawford walks which has the Rangers bring in Joe Palumbo.
    • Palumbo walks Heineman to load the bases. Ruf K’s in his pinch-hit AB. Yaz walks and brings in a run.
    • SCORE: Giants 5, Rangers 2

  • Top 7th
    • Tyler Rogers pitching, and he retires the side (yes, even Rod Refsnyder)
  • Bottom 7th
    • Jesse Chavez pitching
    • Solano flies out. Belt grounds out. Longo with another base hit. Pence grounds out.
  • Top 8th
    • Trevor Gott in to pitch
    • Solak grounds out. Calhoun pinch-hitting for Garcia and promptly lines out. Gallo with a double that one-hops the wall, but nothing happens as Fraizer pops out.
  • Bottom 8th
    • Jimmy Herget pitching
    • Crawford HBP and Heineman delivers with a big double! They intentionally walk Yaz to get to Slater. He strikes out but Solano delivers with another RBI single. Belt walks with the bases loaded. Longo flies out.
    • SCORE: Giants 7, Rangers 2

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