G13: Rangers sweep A’s behind 10-8 win

Hopefully, I get to use this graphic a lot this season. :)
It was really nice to see us bust out in this fashion, scoring over 30 runs against the A’s. I don’t like the fact that we’re giving up so many – we have the worst ERA in all of baseball so far. We won’t be able to carry the team that long on just the sticks. We need some better pitching. Still, a win is a win, and I’ll take as many as we can get. Especially when we have to chase the Twins (!) for best record in baseball. :)
Anyway, Arod continued his onslaught this weekend in Oakland, going 2 for 3 with 5 RBI’s for a total of 13 for the weekend. It was really awesome to see our offense wake up. Our pitching? Well, Oliver gave up too many and exited too short for a starter. Our bullpen let them back in the game when they shouldn’t have.
It seems that anyone pitching as closer has inherited John Wetteland. First off, Crabtree couldn’t pitch – he was having back spasms. Second, Venafro, who did pitch for a save, proceeded to walk the bases full before getting the job done. I wonder if we can have a closer that goes 1-2-3 anymore! :)