G82: Second half of season starts with a loss, 8-4

The second half of the season started pretty much like the first half went. Darren Oliver pitched pretty mediocre in this game. He seemed more like last year than he did this year, although he wasn’t TOTALLY awful. Ryan Glynn pitched in relief to do nothing to endear himself to the Rangers; turns out he was put on waivers and then assigned to AAA when no one else claimed him. I suspect he won’t be here next year, or will be given a shot in spring training, but that’s about it.
On the positive side, Arod & Pudge (I refuse to call him IRod) hit back to back jacks in the fourth – but that was the extent of the scoring for us. Yeah, we scored two more, but they weren’t “exciting” runs. :)