G112: Rangers squeak by Tigers, 4-3

Couple of comments.

  • What a turnaround from last night’s fiasco
  • Goodbye Carlos Delgado!

Pudge Rodriguez continued his hot streak at the plate with a three run home run in the bottom of the second inning, but that was about it for the next ten innings. We didn’t mount much of any offense after that until we won the game in the bottom of the 12th on a run scoring single by Royce Clayton, scoring Roberto Kelly.
Esteban Loaiza was himself. Decent stuff, but erratic again. Once you stack all his innings together, he’s not pitching all that bad (got a no decision tonight), but he’s not a pitcher that fills you with a whole lot of confidence. I wish he’d do better, it certainly looks like he can, but he doesn’t seem to be as dominating as he could be.
On the flip side, Brad Ausmus had four hits last night, and had a great offensive game. No home runs, so it wasn’t all THAT bad. :)
Juan “B.B.” Gonzalez left the game after four innings with a pulled hamstring muscle, and is listed as day to day. All of our regular outfielders this season have gone down with some sort of injury. Now that Roberto Kelly is playing regularly out there, I expect him to get hurt now. The Rangers 99 Outfielders curse.