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G80: Rangers take down Oakland, 3-1

Another well pitched game. Excluding last night, we’ve gotten some really decent pitching (overall) lately. However, as the game progressed, I felt that we were going to go down to a 1-0 loss. Mark Mulder was spectacular, allowing only a couple of hits – at least until the 7th. Rick Helling too was awesome. He didn’t get the win (as per usual), but he pitched brilliantly, allowing only one run over his 6.2 innings (and 125 pitches).
Bo Porter of all people managed to connect for a 3 run jimmy jack in the bottom of the 8th to put us up for the win. That certainly felt good – especially being there. Zimmerman got the save, but not before he pulled a Wetteland, and put two men on (second and third, no one out). He then popped out one guy, and struck out two more for the save and the win!
Got to sit through my first rain delay of the season. I was at this game, and it didn’t start until 8:40 (1:35 after the posted start time). Had a friend with me who doesn’t usually come to baseball games, so it was nice to shoot the shit with him.