Jose Quintana was terrific but the Rangers started a LHP and then threw a bunch more lefties relievers and the final was a 2-1 loss Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Quintana threw six shutout innings and was backed by some strong defense. But things fell apart after he left, with Drew Smith serving up a gopher ball to the first batter he faced. Phil Bickford gave up a run in his second inning in the ninth, in what turned out to be the winning run.
New York actually out-hit Texas, 7-6. But it never felt like the offense was going to put together enough to put up a crooked number. Maybe they can pick up one of those hitters who were put on waivers. That’s how bad it’s been.