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ST15: Rangers outslug Orioles, 13-8

This is a game where I’m glad I didn’t have to listen to it, because I probably would have been disgusted with the home run balls against us, the errors, and the generally sloppy game from the looks of the line/box scores below.
From the looks of the box score, it appears we didn’t take a lot of regular players with us on this trip to Baltimore’s park. There’s a few names in there I’ve never seen before (Who is Podsednik in RF?) We had a total of 15 hits, pretty evenly spread out from all the Rangers who played – everyone had at least one hit except the two players I never heard of (the other was a Salano at SS).
It was a slugfest for sure – a total of 26 hits, but there were also seven errors between the teams (we had 3 – Salano, Palmeiro, & Diaz). Probably could have been a whole lot worse, as we left 10 men on base, too. Kelly Dransfeldt led the charge in the 6 run 7th inning with a grand slam – a total of 6 runs were scored that inning.
Mark Clark didn’t look sharp today, though – giving up 4 earned runs on 5 hits in 4 innings. Our starting pitching has been excellent to awesome so far this spring, they can’t all be that way, I’m sure. Clark overall seems like the pitcher we thought we were getting last year. Let’s see if that holds up.
Tomorrow we’re back on the radio against the Pittsburgh Pirates. :)

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