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G3: Rangers lose to Angels, 11-5

Is game 3 of the season too quick to totally give up on our pitching staff? :) This was ugly – even worse than last night’s game. We gave up 21 runs to the Angels in two games – blech. I bet you if we could bring Nolan Ryan out of retirement (his last season was TEN years ago now), he’d probably be as good or better than what we have. John Thomson, who I thought looked good most of his outing, gave up 6 in 4.1 innings. Fultz gave up two more in less than an inning, Garcia gave up one, and Jay Powell gave up one. The only pitcher who was good was Cordero who gave up nothing in his inning of work.
Doug Glanville continues his early season good form, going 3 for 5 with a home run, as well as some fine defensive play. He’s also got an OBP of .429 and a slugging percentage of .615 at the moment – if he keeps this up, he’ll be an absolute steal at the price we paid for him.
The story of the night was Arod’s 300th home run. He now became the youngest all time to reach 300 home runs – breaking the previous record held by Jimmy Foxx by about 80-90 days or so. Was also nice he got the ball thrown back by some doofus in the stands (they called him Nimrod on the TV). Also, Raffy got #491 last night too – his first (and so far only) hit of the season.
Anyway, for some reason, this 1-2 start seems depressing, because it shows just how weak our pitching staff is – I have a feeling it will be a long season. :(

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