G26: Rangers beat Blue Jays in slugfest, 16-11

First off, sorry for not updating during the Yankees series. I attended all three games at the Ballpark, and when I came home on Sunday, I just felt like taking a break, like I didn’t want to have to “force myself” to write about the games – I just wanted to go to the ballpark, watch the games without worrying about what I’d have to write about them. So I did. :)
Well, the big boppers were out in force tonight, and that’s good given that we gave up rather a lot of runs. We got out early, and I thought the game was in hand quickly. I actually fell asleep on the sofa in the living room, and when I woke up, it was 13-11! I zipped backwards on my TiVo and saw what happened – our bullpen couldn’t keep them off the board, which is fairly unusual. (which is a good thing, really) In the end we prevailed, but not from lack of letting the Blue Jays back into the game.
Alex Rodriguez continued his dominance of Skydome going 4 for 6 with a double, a home run, and four RBI’s. Put that together with Sunday’s performance, and he’s 9 for his last 11 with 10 RBI’s! Juan Gonzalez had two home runs, as did Carl Everett. It was the night for the longball with Todd Greene also getting one. All six home runs were bullet shots, no doubters that just flew out of the place.
Raffy didn’t have any home runs, but did have an nice hit that beat the usual overshift we’ve been seeing against him lately. As much as I loved seeing us put up 16 runs, I really did not like seeing us give up 11.