Washington Nationals 6-4 over Texas Rangers for 2 of 3 at Arlington: Jackson Tetreault makes another solid start…
Tetreault in Texas:
Jackson Tetreault, understandably, faced some trepidation in his MLB debut against Atlanta at DC in the last home game, but he bounced back the second time around with a pretty solid seven innings against Philadelphia. Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez said that was more what he expected to see from Tetreault at the No.and learn from) his first tough outing, and he said he was hoping for the same on this afternoon’s outing in Texas.
“Yeah. I mean, I really believe – look, he faced really tough training in his last outing, and these guys are the same,” Martinez explained, “… so I just want that he goes out there… go pitch-by – pitch, and breath control, and keep his heart rate up if things get a little crazy for him, and just get out there and have fun.
Tetreault, 26, and a 2017 7th-round pick by the Nationals, took to the mound for the No. 3 start in the majors this season with a 3-0 lead, and he worked around a walk of tee and a single in a fast, 11 pitches down the first, with a 4-6-3 DP and a line to right field, helping him out of the first block.
It was 6-0 in favor of the Nationals when Tetreault came back for second, and worked around a two-out double in a 21-pitch inning, and a 12-pitch third, 1-2-3 the left at 44 total.
Tetreault worked around a starting walk in a 20-pitch fourth, then retired the team in order in the sixth, in a nine-pitch frame that left him at 73 overall, with 11 of 12 previous Rangers hitters.
A quick, 14 pitch, 1-2-3 down from left sixth Tetreault to 87 total pitches with nine straight outs and 14 of the last 15 put down.
Adolis García selected the Nats starter to lead the Rangers’ seventh, and took third on a brace to right center from Kole Calhoun, and those hits brought manager Davey Martinez to the mound…
Line of Jackson Tetreault: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 Ks, 99 P, 57 S, 5/4 GO/FO.
Otto enters the final:
A 2017 5th-round pick by the New York Yankees, acquired in the July 2021 trade that sent Joey Gallo, Joely Rodriguez and cash to the Bronx, 26-year-old Texas Rangers right-hander Glenn Otto made his majors debut in August of ’21, and he’s made eight starts for the club this season, going (4-2) with a 4.24 ERA, 5.10 FIP, 23 walks, 33 Ks and a line of .222/.341/.368 against over 40 1⁄3 IP, before landing on COVID IL earlier this month.
Otto’s 5.13 BB/9 is obviously a problem.
And the game’s first walk of the game today, which he delivered to Juan Soto with one out in the first frame, came to score when Josh Bell brought in a single down the middle, and Nelson Cruz went into the other sense to bring Soto from second base. for a 1-0 lead.
A sack fly from Yadiel Hernández also brought Bell, 2-0, and Lane Thomas lined up a 2-1 change from Otto on the left field wall on a rebound, 3-0 after a 1/2 inning at Texas.
César Hernández walked Otto’s third of the game with two outs top of the second, and Soto dropped a two-out single just over the left field line on the next at bat, although he didn’t didn’t exactly get jostled. from the box and had to stop at the start. Hernández took third on Soto’s hit and scored on a right-hand double from Bell, 4-0.
Soto moved to third base on Bell’s 12th two-base hit in 2022, and the two scored on a two-out, two-run line to the right by Cruz, who was kicked out trying to stretch him in. a double, 6-0.
Line of Glenn Otto: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 60 P, 35 S, 0/1 GO/FO.
Rangers right-hander Garrett Richards worked around a Luis García two-out single in a scoreless quick third after taking over for the home side.
Richards worked around a two-out walk to Juan Soto and a Josh Bell single when Nelson Cruz flew to the warning lane at center, yards away from a three-point shot … still 6-0 after three and a half.
Luis García tripled (2 for 3) on Richards with two outs in the fifth, but was blocked.
Rangers left-hander John King took out Juan Soto with two outs in the sixth, but blocked him, then pulled the Nationals out to keep the game 6-0.
Erasmo Ramírez took over for the Nationals with runners in second and third and no one in the half of Rangers’ seventh, and took one out with neither runner advancing, before Jonah Heim hit a sack fly to get the home team. , 6-1.
Steve Cishek needed just 10 pitches in a scoreless eighth in which he worked around a two-out single from Corey Seager.
Juan Soto walked his fourth and reached base for the fifth time in the top of the ninth.
Francisco Pérez got the ball for the Nationals in the ninth and gave up consecutive hits to start the inning, with Kole Calhoun doubling and scoring on an RBI single from Nathaniel Lowe, 6-2. Jonah Heim followed with a two-run homer, 6-4. That was it for Pérez. Tanner Rainey got into a save situation and recorded two outs before a walk to Josh H. Smith, which brought the potential link-up run to the plate in the form of Marcus Semien who… retired at second for end it. Ball game. Final score: 6-4 Nationals.
Nationals now 27-48