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G37: Rangers sweep Tigers behind 5-1 win

A sweep! A sweep! Four in a row now, and we’ve escaped sole possession of the basement. We’ve come way back from our horrific April to be one game under .500, which is impressive given we haven’t gotten our main team back. I was at this game, and dodged some raindrops. :)
Chan Ho Park came back today and pitched pretty well. Was nice to see him come out and be really sharp. It was odd, though the move we made to activate him from the DL – sending Hank Blalock to AAA. I was surprised by that move, yet I understand it at the same time. HE wasn’t hitting here, so he needed to get back and get “in shape” hitting wise so he can come back better later this year. We did lose Raffy in the middle of the game though which is NOT good – while he’s listed as day to day, it doesn’t sound promising, and it’s equally as annoying because we just got Park back, and Juan should come back on Friday if all goes well.
Chan Ho Park looked sharp his first four innings, and then labored in the 5th – that’s probably due to his not having pitched in awhile. Chris Michalak looked really great, as did Todd Van Poppel, who combined to throw 4 shutout innings.
No home runs, but a nice even offense scoring five runs. Herbert Perry, our new regular third baseman (for now, anyway) had a nice day, going 3 for 4 and was robbed out of 4 for 4 on a spectacular play by Tigers CF Jose Macias.
Additional game notes are available here.

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