G122: Rangers lose again, but to new team, 11-3

Having a TiVo affords you certain luxuries when watching a baseball game gone bad. When things are ugly, you can skip past bad parts in a hurry if you want. Lately I’ve found myself doing that more and more. When the Rangers fell behind, I started getting bored, and was skipping through a lot. It’s to the point where I almost don’t even want to watch the Rangers in the field, because the pitching is mostly horrible.
As the game started, I was underwhelmed by the pitching matchup – a mostly failed Rangers pitching duel – Loaiza vs. Oliver. Yawn. However, Loaiza pitched long, if not spectuacularly. He gave up a couple of runs in the first inning (as did Oliver), but that was all Loaiza gave up. Oliver, on the other hand, gave up a few. Then someone came on who I don’t have a lot of confidence in anymore – Pat Mahomes. He gave up FOUR home runs in one inning. At this point, I was already watching the game in 60x speed, so I got to see him give them all up in the span of like 10 seconds. :)
That’s about the only positive thing about this game other than Arod’s two solo home runs.
Oh yeah, former Ranger Jeff Frye hit for the cycle – there was a lot of junk in the press about him holding up for a single when he clearly could have had a double. Feh – I think he did exactly what he should have done. At that point there was nothing left teamwise to go for, he should have eased up and stayed with the single for the cycle. Good for him.

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