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ST11: Rangers get some pitching, beat Blue Jays 6-1

Pitching! Pitching! Pitching! This is what the 2000 Rangers are supposed to be all about, and we got it today. Big time!
What a game not to be on the radio. A two hit masterpiece by Kenny Rogers, followed up by three innings of shutout, no hit ball from Tim Crabtree & Doug Davis. The only mistake Kenny Rogers made in his six innings was a solo home run to Shannon Stewart in the fourth. Other than a single elsewhere, that’s all Kenny (or Crabtree/Davis) gave up all game! My – I would have loved to have seen this sucker, these are really fun games to watch, unless of course you’re the team it’s being done to. :)
Royce Clayton continues to rise to the leadoff challenge this spring, going 2-4 with a double and a couple of RBI’s. Ruben Mateo also went 2-4, the remaining 5 hits we got were scattered among 5 other players. We were assisted by two Toronto errors, but for some reason, this just “feels” like a game where we got timely hitting. We did get a solo HR from Chad Curtis who could turn out to be our starting left fielder for awhile if Rusty isn’t ready. If Sele falters in Seattle, it’ll make the Rogers signing look that much better (at least to me)…
Bad news about Rusty Greer – he’s back in D/FW to have himself checked out – could be bad, let’s hope not. Not much movement with Wetteland or Venafro, either. :( Venafro might solve the “What to do about Mark Clark & Matt Perisho” issue (Stick Perisho in the pen, let Clark start unless he sucks the rest of spring) with his injury.