G107: Rangers lose high scoring game, 10-8 to Toronto

Well, another game that’s indicative of the problems of the 2000 Rangers. Our bullpen.
Matt Perisho pitched OK, if not awesome as a starter. He went 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs (2 unearned). He walked three and struck out two. Then comes our bullpen. Fransisco Cordero (who to me is starting to look like he needs to spend extended time at AAA), only pitched one inning, and gave up three earned runs. Venafro (who got the loss) pitched only 2/3 of an inning, and gave up two earned runs. Sigh. The only person not to give up any runs was Crabtree, who only pitched 1/3 of an inning.
Offensively, we scored 8, which isn’t bad, but when you give up 10…. We had two home runs (one by Haselman, one by Raffy), two doubles (one by Raffy, one by Kapler), and a bunch of singles. Speaking of Kapler, his hitting streak is now at 18, passing Todd Zeile on the Rangers list (Todd had 17).
We are definitely a mediocre team. That’s for sure. The goal now has to be .500 for the end of the year.
After the game, we traded Dave Martinez to the Blue Jays – his fourth team this year – for the infamous PTBNL. We called up outfielder Pedro Valdez at the same time.