G58: Rangers win despite themselves, 9-8

Well, we keep TRYING to lose games, but this time we managed to find a way to hang on and get a win – saving us from a sweep against the Angels in four games (something that’s never happened ever). I guess that’s something.
However, on a more positive note, some of the good things to come out of this game were Juan Gonzalez finally getting a “good” HR – and by that I mean one with men on base. He jacked a three run home run as part of a big 7 spot inning early on. Was nice to see that.
Also good was the hitting debut of Ryan Ludwick – who went 2-5 with a run scored. He looked good at the plate, especially against Appier – but then again Appier was off. Still, it’s always nice to get a hit in your first at bat, and he got two! Nice debut, although I’m sure it further clouds our already crowded OF position – although I expect we’ll probably release Calvin Murray. He’s fast, but can’t hit. Ludwick is fast, and can hit – or so his rep says he can.