The Sunday Read: Rangers reunion with Joey Gallo makes sense, but …
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Joey Gallo is going to strike out Sunday. He’s probably going to walk, and if he collects a hit during the Rangers-Yankees doubleheader, there’s a good chance it will be a home run.
And any of those three he doesn’t do Sunday, he could very well do Monday as the rain-delayed three-game series concludes at Yankee Stadium.
Gallo hasn’t changed much since the Rangers sent him to New York last season. If anything, he has regressed into the player he has been labeled as by most — poster boy of the three true outcomes.
He was that a lot of his time with the Rangers, but he also showed stretches when he was more. He was hitting above .250 each of the two times he was selected to the American League All-Star team. His defense is Gold Glove-worthy.
But he will enter play Sunday batting .188 with three home runs, albeit in only 64 at-bats. In the 252 at-bats with the Yankees since the trade, he’s a .167 hitter.
Fittingly in the same town where the stock market is crashing, so is Gallo’s stock in his walk year before free agency.