G9: Rangers shut out A’s & Mark Mulder, 7-0

Now this was awesome. Started off with just being out at the ballpark for a day game. That was nice.
It then got better when we scored some runs off of Oakland starter Mark Mulder early. Something I didn’t think would happen much at all today. Quite frankly, the way this game went, I thought it was backwards. We did what I thought the A’s would do to us.
Doug Davis was spectacular. About halfway through the game, I told my wife that I hoped we scored more than three runs, so Davis could get a shot at a complete game. He got the chance, and he got it – pitching a two hit shutout. He only faced 3 batters over the minimum. He gave up two singles, and a hit batter. It was quite nice to see this kind of pitching from us. Nolan Ryan was in the stands watching the game, I’m sure he liked that, too. :)
The other big shine was Kevin Mench, who had four RBI’s in the game, and made an awesome defensive play in the outfield. Speaking of defense, we had standout plays from Hank Blalock and Gabe Kapler too. Overall an awesome day for an awesome game of the most awesome sport there is. :)