G74: Rangers can’t get by Miguel Tejada’s glove; lose 7-6

I bet I wasn’t the only one who finished this game thinking “Miguel Tejada, Miguel Tejada!!”. Due to two excellent defensive plays by Miguel Tejada, the Rangers rally in the 8th and 9th innings were snuffed out. In the 8th I felt we were in the groove, coming back well, and then Tejada made a play he shouldn’t have, causing a double play, effectively snuffing out our rally.
I felt the error in the first set the tone for the game – we never caught up after that, although we hung tough. We played good for the most part, but the error early put us in a hole we never escaped (sounds like a version of the entire season, eh?) Anyway, that was about it. Matt Perisho was “ok” – nothing stellar, but he wasn’t totally horrible, either. He’ll pitch again, I’m sure.
We did a few things cool. Pudge set a new franchise record for doubles by a player, and Rusty Greer extended his record of consecutive multi hit games to 9. Let’s hope we can win tomorrow night, otherwise it might all be over early.