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.