Late heroes highlighted the first two games of the three games between Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas this weekend.
On Saturday, it was the Rangers who celebrated the 3-2 walk-off victory with Adolis Garcia's home run in the ninth inning.
At the series opener on Friday, it was the Nationals who claimed a 2-1 victory in Josh Bell's Victory RBI single in the 8th inning. The
rubber match is set for Sunday, ending the first Nationals series with the Rangers in Arlington since 2005.
Glenn Otto (4-2, 4.24 ERA) makes the Rangers start, and rookie Jackson Teltow (1-1, 5.73) becomes the Nationals in a right-handed match. Throw.
Rangers catcher Jonah Heim didn't start on Saturday, but he played in the ninth inning. The team is promoting Heim to be an All-Star.
A left-handed catcher, who turns 27 on Monday, hits .244 with 9 home runs and a .458 slugging percentage.
"That's definitely an idea," Heim said in a Rangers radio pre-game about his potential to be an All-Star. "Honestly, I don't know if it deserves an All-Star game at this point, which means, as I said, there are a lot of other people, they're having a really good year, and they're raising better numbers.
"I think the All-Star game should be. Everyone is the highest number this year. They should be respected that way. Fans vote for me. It would be great if you could. "
The Rangers welcome Otto back to rotation. He will make his first MLB appearance since June 4th. He has been on the COVID-19 Injured List since June 10th.
Prior to landing on the IL, Otto has pitched well on four starts since he was tagged with eight runs in four innings in his defeat to Boston on May 14. Red Sox.
In the last four starts, he is 3-1 and has 22 innings and an ERA of 2.45.
For Washington, Tetrow will start his third big league. He entered the seventh round in Washington from Florida State University in 2017.
Tetrow's big league career got off to a volatile start as he lost to Atlanta and scored seven earned runs in four innings. The Braves made their debut on June 14th. However, he bounced back on June 19 and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win his first MLB victory. In seven innings, he allowed three unwinned runs with six hits.
Tetreault hit 11 innings span only 4 times with 2 starts.
For Bell, this series is a homecoming from Texas. The lazy attended a Jesuit high school in Dallas and was able to spend this weekend with family and friends.
Bells are 4 to 7 in the series, with triples, doubles and RBIs.
"Being able to do this in front of (his family and friends) makes it even more special," Bell said.
— Field-level media