The Lance Lynn Experience surprises and surprises again and again. Against a strong Astros team, Lynn worked a bit on the first innings, and there was reason to wonder how deep he could get into the game. The answer turned out to be 7 shutout innings with 6 hits, 2 courses and a full 11 strikeouts. Lynn's ERA has dropped to 3.69 a year.
Jose Leclerc threw a goalless eighth place and Chris Martin a ninth goalless.
Texas jumped over Houston starter Framber Valdez and chased him around with two outs in the first inning, scoring four runs. Chris Devenski came in and shut down Shin-Soo Choo's loaded bases to finish the first one, and Texas hit only once on the remainder of the way. Shin-Soo Choo also had a few hits and a walk, and every other ranger had a hit.
Three more in the series, but Texas set a good start today.