G30: Rangers take down Blue Jays, 4-3

Almost a carbon copy of last night’s game start. Mark McLemore got a single to left on the first pitch of the game, and then after Roberto Kelly got out, Rusty Greer came up and slapped a 2 run Home run to left field. Again, the first two runs of the game were long ball related. Unfortunately, David Wells then copied Pat Hengten from yesterday and didn’t allow much of anything for a few innings after that. We then got to David Wells later on when he thought he had an inning ending strikeout of Rusty Greer (see photo below), but he ended up getting on, and we got a run out of the inning. Wells didn’t quite seem himself after that.
My favourite pitcher of the season so far started this one – Old Man Morgan. I heard the Ranger announcers call him that, and it turns out that his “official” nickname is “The Mo Man”, but to be honest, I like Old Man Morgan better. He pitched pretty damn well, and came out of the game after the first batter of the seventh, and gave the ball to Jeff Zimmerman. Zim pitched really damn well again, and if this guy continues to pitch like this all season and into the next, I see him becoming our closer if they don’t resign Wetteland after the 2000 season.
Overall, it was a very good game that we won by one run. Roberto Kelly made some nice defensive catches in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the save for Wetteland. Great game, glad we won one of these – I’m getting tired of saying we lost these close games. :)
Commentary by Jim Meeks:
Rusty Greer’s 3 RBI, including a first inning 2-run homer led Texas to victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday.
Greer hit his homer off lefty David Wells. It was Greer’s 2nd homer.
Mike Morgan started the game and was more than adequate. Staked to the 2-0 led he couldn’t hold it and trailed for most of the game 3-2. Texas, hitless since the first inning, erupted in the 5th inning, Greer again, getting a key 2-out hit. The Rangers scored again in the 7th.
Relievers Jeff Zimmerman and John Wetteland nailed down the victory. Zimmerman pitched the 7th and 8th and Wetteland the final inning for another save.