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G91: Rangers lose to Royals 13-3 on busy day

Busy day to be a Ranger fan. We sign first round pick John Danks. We then turn around and trade closer Ugueth Urbina to the Marlins for three very good prospects. Then we get blown out. :)
Actually, the game wasn’t as bad as the score seems. Yes, 13-3 is an ugly score, but it was only 4-3 after 7 innings. Giving up an 8 spot in the 8th inning will never be good. RA Dickey looked serviceable in starting, and Ron Mahay & Jay Powell didn’t give up a thing in their innings. Aaron Fultz (just activated) & Victor Santos – well, that’s a different story. In fact, it could have been a lot worse, as the Royals left the bases loaded in the 8th inning. I was starting to think we’d give up 10 runs in the inning!
Anyway, I think we got good value for Urbina. Some are saying that we didn’t get enough pitching, but I say we got three great players, and you can never go wrong with getting many great players. If you find yourself with a logjam, you can always trade them, too.
Game notes are here and here.

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