Rangers prospect Joey Gallo played in his first major league game last night. It went very, very well.
Facing the expectations that come with being perhaps the Rangers' most highly touted minor league hitter ever, the third baseman somehow didn't disappoint. He knocked in two runs with a single in his first at bat, hit a two-run homer in his second and doubled off the wall his third time up. It was a perfect, Dallas-Twitter consuming storm.
The fact remains that Gallo is still probably about a year short of being major league. He strikes out too much, even in Double A, to be a finished product. He'll likely only be with the big club for a couple of weeks — until Adrian Beltre returns from injury — but last night was damn near perfect.
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