Ranger Suarez is set to make MLB history tonight following his first pitch against the Rangers
Ranger Suarez takes the hill for the Phillies in tonight’s series opener vs the Rangers and is set to make Major League Baseball history.
Ranger Suarez is set to become the first pitcher in MLB history to start a game against a team with the exact same name as him.
Ranger Suarez vs the Rangers
Leo Morgenstern of SBNation did some digging on this award, and it seemed like this couldn’t be the case. You have teams like the Angels and Rays, who have names that are also people’s names. But after a ton of research, Morgenstern did confirm that Suarez will officially be the first pitcher in MLB history to face off against a team with the same name as him.
Is this the most pointless record in major league baseball history? Absolutely. But for Ranger to be the first person for this to ever happen to in over 125 years of professional baseball, is a pretty cool accomplishment.
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Suarez will look to get get back to his 2021-self, after a pedestrian start to the year. He’s tallied 18.1 innings on the mound, allowing 22 hits, nine earned runs, two home runs, eight walks, and 12 strikeouts.
Tonight, he’ll face Jon Gray tonight for the Rangers, who’s been roughed up to start the year. He’s tallied a 7.00 ERA in just 9 innings, allowing six hits, seven earned runs, and two home runs.
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