Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Taylor Hearn's start against the Colorado Rockies on Monday didn't go as planned. While he allowed only one run on eight hits and struck out six batters in 4.0 innings pitched, he was ultimately left without the decision in the team's 6-4 loss.
Fortunately, there was a wonderful surprise waiting for Hearn at the postgame press conference. His sister Robyn is a sports director at KAUZ News and was given the microphone to ask her brother a question.
Robyn asked Taylor about whether or not someone's attendance helped him pitch better in the second and third innings than he did in the first. The Rangers pitcher's answer to the question was incredibly wholesome and you can check it out in the video below.
Taylor said he began to perform better because he wanted to set a good example for his sister, adding that no matter what Robyn goes through, she should never waiver from her faith.
The 27-year-old had his highs and lows last season, going 6-6 in 42 appearances (11 starts) for the Rangers last season. He finished with a 4.66 ERA and 1.323 WHIP, so it's easy to see why Texas fans would appreciate more consistency on the mound from him.
At the end of his answer, Taylor told Robyn that it meant a lot for her to be at the game. Who knows? Perhaps she'll show up to Rangers games more often to give him the motivation to pitch that much better.
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