G81: Rangers beat Angels, 6-3

OK, we’ve won two in a row. This time John Thomson didn’t have the ball up and all over the park, giving up just three hits and three runs over seven innings (98 pitches). He pitched pretty decently, and our offense worked, as opposed to the barely being able to get two runs a game crud we’ve been seeing a lot of lately. It was capped by home runs by Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. What’s better is that we got it against Ramon Ortiz, someone who has pretty much owned the Rangers, going 9-1 lifetime against us before tonight’s game.
These 9PM starts are rough, as my wife and I had company over for dinner, and I didn’t get to start watching the game until 11:30 – by that point I was so tired, I just started skipping through several sections on my TiVo – probably watched the whole thing in less than an hour. I really wish Hicks had let us move to the AL Central a couple of years ago when we had the chance.
The season is now halfway over. I said that to my wife last night. I said “That’s it – it’s just downhill towards the end of the season now” :)
Game notes here.