Fans entered Chase Field on Tuesday night expecting a Halloween party with some baseball mixed in. What they got was a haunted house of horrors, one that featured the Texas Rangers getting out to a scary 10-0 lead.
The bloodbath began when the Rangers scored five runs in the second. It continued in the third, when a Marcus Semien three-run shot put the Rangers up by 10, a lead large enough to get a Little League game called.
Tricked, again! No, they couldn't. A lazy pop-fly with a runner on base ended the D-backs plans of pulling off the biggest comeback in MLB postseason history.
Final 11-7. Texas leads the World Series 3-1.
Resilient Rangers, yet again. pic.twitter.com/2GF9QffGxW— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) November 1, 2023
Do or dieThe Diamondbacks are now 27 outs from calling 2023 a fairytale that ended in utter disappointment. The teams return to Chase Field on Wednesday for Game 5, before heading back to Texas for what D-backs fans pray are Games 6 and 7. Let's hope flipping the calendar to November means completely turning the page on Tuesday night's performance.
On the bright side, Arizona did win the 2001 World Series in seven games. Maybe that's just their thing?
What to know about Game 5The start time for Game 5 is 5:03 p.m. The projected pitching match-up as of Wednesday morning pits Nathan Eovaldi for the Rangers against Zac Gallen for the D-backs. Arizona had good success against Eovaldi in Game 1, to the tune of five runs on six hits in 4.2 innings.
Of note, the Rangers will be without their best player, Adolis Garcia, and Max Scherzer for the rest of the series. For Arizona, hopefully, that constitutes three more games, not just Wednesday night.