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ST13: Rangers shut out Orioles, 2-0

Three days in a row we go with awesome pitching, winning today 2-0. We won yesterday 3-2, and the day before that 6-1. Pinch me, I must be asleep. :)
We got some awesome pitching again today from the Rangers staff. Darren Oliver, who so far has been spectacular this spring went 4 1/3 innings, throwing 58 pitches, and giving up no hits, one walk, and no runs. In fact, he was perfect through the first 3 innings, I believe. The rest of our pitching for the afternoon (Zim, Glynn, & Benoit) only gave up three hits the rest of the way, preserving the shutout. It wasn’t as great as Boston’s perfect game yesterday (by 6 total pitchers), but given the way the Ranger pitching staff has been giving up runs the last few years, this is a godsend! The Orioles didn’t get a hit until the top of the 6th on a bunt single towards third off of Ryan Glynn.
We got some nice D in the field, too – from Kapler & Evans in the first two innings. From what’s been said in the media the last 48 hours, it’s starting to seem like Tom Evans will start the season at third in Arlington. I think Lamb might have been rushed too much – we’ll see.
Chad Curtis scored both of our runs today – the first being in the first inning when Pudge singled him home from second, and the other in the 6th when Albert Belle misplayed a ball in right, allowing Curtis to score on another hit by Pudge.
Wind was a big factor today, taking away a two run home run by Raffy, as well as two home runs by the Orioles, as well.

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