The Rangers were blanked by the Brewers on Monday night in Arlington, 4-0. With a crowd of 12,911 in attendance, tonight’s game marked Texas’ first time to play in front of fans at the new Globe Life Field. The several thousand first responders who attended the game on complimentary tickets did not count towards the paid attendance. Before this evening, the club’s last contest played with fans in attendance in Arlington was the final game at the now retired Globe Life Park on Sept. 29, 2019 vs. NYY (47,144).
Starter Jordan Lyles (L, 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R-ER) allowed runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings, working around leadoff baserunners in each of those frames. He retired 6 of his last 7 batters faced following a Luis Urias double to open the 3rd inning. The relief duo of Kyle Cody and Matt Bush each logged scoreless frames and recorded 2 strikeouts apiece.
David Dahl accounted for 2 of the Rangers’ 3 hits, as he is now 12-for-24 (.500) over his last 9 games. Ronald Guzmán worked a walk in the 2nd inning to extend his on-base streak to 8 straight games. The final 10 batters sent to the plate for Texas recorded strikeouts.
The Rangers will wrap up the spring slate tomorrow afternoon in the final matchup of this two-game exhibition set with Milwaukee at Globe Life Field. Tomorrow’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. CT, with RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-0, 6.75) due to start against Brewers LHP Brett Anderson (1-1, 2.35). A television broadcast featuring Dave Raymond, C.J. Nitkowski, and Emily Jones will air on FOX Sports Southwest.
From Rangers PR staff reports