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The Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros on Friday night, 12-8. But before the Rangers celebrated, left-handed pitcher Brock Burke vented his frustrations after a difficult outing.

A day later, and Burke perhaps should have elected for another way to do business.

After Burke punched a wall last night following his messy outing, he wound up injuring his hand. MLB.com reporter Kennedi Landry emerged on Saturday to detail that Burke will go on the injured list after this accident.

“Rangers left-hander Brock Burke punched wall after his out last night. He’ll go on the injured list,” Landry said on X.

The Astros shelled Burke for three hits and four earned runs in just 0.2 innings pitched Friday night. He let up a two-run home run to outfielder Kyle Tucker, who cranked two home runs in the defeat. Burke got two strikeouts, but that wasn’t enough to quell himself, apparently.

You only hope, in these situations, that they didn’t injure themselves that badly. This is not an uncommon injury for baseball players, though. Of course not. Recently, Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams suffered a similar fate after a dispiriting outing.

Rangers fans can celebrate the fact that the team picked up a needed victory over the lowly Astros. But it wasn’t all fun and games in Houston on Friday night. Not for Brock Burke.

[Kennedi Landry]

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