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G24: Rangers drop another one I was at, 5-3 to Indians

Well, I was at this game, and I’m starting to think I’m not a good luck charm for the Rangers. They lost again. :(
In the beginning, it looked like Sele was going to dazzle – the first inning was great! We then went one pitch into the second, and there was a rain delay. My season ticket seats are just one row behind where the rain comes when it rains – it’s quite cool, we’ve never had to move from here because of rain. Twice last season (July 4 and the one playoff game) we had to sit through 3 and a half hour rain delays, so this 20 minute one was something to scoff at. :) Anyway, first pitch back was a home run – cripes! Still, I thought Sele pitched fairly well, but the box score doesn’t reflect that.
Doc Gooden pitched really great – figures. Coming in he had a 0-0 9.00ERA record, and wasn’t pitching well this season. Naturally, he picks a night I’m there to step it up.
Ranger bats were virtually silent the whole night – only coming alive in the 8th inning, but a bit too late. Raffy hit a two run home run that was really sweet, as did Todd Zeile to lead off the 9th, but that was it. Pudge almost had a home run earlier in the game, but it went just foul of the right field foul pole. :(
One nice thing – Kelly Dransfeldt played really well. It was his first major league game, going 2-4 and playing well in the infield. The first Indian batter hit a hot smash right at him, and when the play was over he was shown smiling on the jumbotron. Kelly also got a single on his first ever major league at bat, and I saw the ball being taken out of play, which was nice. Kelly was here because Clayton got put on the 15 day DL.
I’m getting tired of saying we lost when I go to a game. :)
Commentary by Jim Meeks:
None this game.

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