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G104: Rangers lose close game to White Sox, 4-3

I was at this game, and going into it, I felt like we’d get shut out 2 or 3 to nothing. James Baldwin always seems to kill us. And for the first several innings, it felt like that was going to come true. We were shut out for about 4.2 innings. We finally managed to scratch a run out of him in the bottom of the fifth with a Haselman double, and a Lamb single. That tied the game at one.
Ryan Glynn pitched equally well as Baldwin – also giving up just 1 run on 5 hits. Unfortunately, he was matched against Baldwin, or he would have gotten a win. Glynn went seven innings, allowing 6 hits and one run. An outstandingly excellent performance. Then came the downfall of the 2000 season – the bullpen. Doug Davis came in to only two batters (a strikeout and a single). Zimmerman came in and was awful, allowing the inherited runner to score, as well as one of his own. Actually, Zim probably should have had a lot more runs scored on him – he just didn’t have anything.
In the bottom of the 8th, we managed to get to Baldwin a bit – we got some runners on, and then the Chisox started playing bullpen magical chairs. Kelly Wunsch came on, only pitched 1/3 of an inning, and then Bobby Howry came on – and we got to him. We managed to load the bases, and then Gabe Kapler came through with a single, scoring two runs to tie the game up. However, Raffy made another ill advised attempt to take an extra base, ending the inning at third.
In the ninth, John Wetteland came on, and gave up a gopher ball – but retired the three outs in pretty quick fashion. However, the longball by Ranger killer Charles Johnson won the game for Chicago – we started to mount a comeback in the 9th, but Scar Green was thrown out when he overslid second base on a successful steal attempt.