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G38: Rangers beat bad by Devil Rays, 13-3

Ugh. After the second inning, I started watching the Stars game as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins game. I’m going tonight to game two – they had better not have a fiasco like this three nights in a row.
I feel bad for Burkett. I like him. I always have. It appears that unless lightning strikes, he’s done after this year.
Commentary by Jim Meeks:
Let’s cut to the meat of the matter. This game can easily be summed up by this part of the boxscore:

Pitcher        ip h r  er bb so hr era(game) era(year)
Burkett (L,0-3) 4 8 12 12 5  2  3  27.00     13.24

John Burkett set a new Ranger record for most earned runs in a game, erasing Bobby Witt’s previous record of 11.
Rusty Greer popped a 2-run homer in the first and that’s about all Texas could muster. Rusty now has 36 RBI’s and he might be having his best season ever.