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ST10: Rangers lose to Zito & Giants, 2-1

The ghost of Barry Zito’s $50,000 signing bonus with the Rangers continues to haunt us even in spring training. Zito shut us down. No surprise there, he always does that. But from what I heard, he sounded like he was in great regular season form. That’s mostly why we couldn’t get anything started, and pretty much set the table for the A’s pitchers that followed.

Glendon Rusch became the second Rangers pitcher to go four innings this spring, giving up just one run. Actually, our pitching was pretty good overall. The 5 guys we sent out there gave up just two runs over eight innings on 8 hits.

Soriano continued to have a great spring offensively, going 2 for 4, and driving in the only Ranger run. There were only three other hits scattered around the Ranger lineup for the rest of the game.

The Oakland pitching shut us down. I probably could have said just that, and it would have been enough. :)

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   1
OAKLAND              0  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  x   2         FINAL
WP - JIM MECIR (1-0)
LP - JAY POWELL (0-1)
SAVE - LOU POTE (1)
TIME: 2:24                   ATT: 7,259
Box Score
TEXAS (1) AT OAKLAND (2)
TEXAS            AB  R  H BI  OAKLAND          AB  R  H BI
E Young 3b        2  0  0  0  M Kotsay cf       3  0  1  1
D Newhan 3b       0  0  0  0  E Byrnes cf       1  0  0  0
K Mench lf        4  0  0  0  B Crosby ss       2  1  1  0
C Allen lf        0  0  0  0  M Rouse ss        1  0  0  0
A Soriano 2b      4  1  2  0  J Dye rf          3  0  2  1
J Bourgeois 2b    0  0  0  0  M Edwards lf      1  0  0  0
B Jordan rf       1  0  1  1  E Karros 1b       3  0  0  0
J Tyner lf        1  0  0  0  G Koonce 1b       0  0  0  0
H Perry 1b        3  0  1  0  E Durazo dh       2  0  1  0
A Gonzalez 1b     1  0  0  0  B Kielty lf       3  0  0  0
J Jones dh        4  0  0  0  N Swisher cf      0  0  0  0
R Nivar cf        4  0  0  0  M Ellis 2b        3  0  1  0
M Alexander ss    4  0  1  0  F Bynum 2b        0  0  0  0
E Diaz c          2  0  0  0  M Rose c          3  1  1  0
D Ardoin c        1  0  0  0  J Brown c         0  0  0  0
E German 3b       3  0  1  0
M Scutaro 3b      0  0  0  0
TOTALS           31  1  5  1  TOTALS           28  2  8  2
TEXAS                     000 100 000 --  1
OAKLAND                   001 001 00x --  2
E--D Ardoin. DP--TEXAS 3, OAKLAND 1. LOB--TEXAS
7, OAKLAND 4. 2B--M Ellis, E German, M Rose, M
Alexander, B Jordan, A Soriano. 3B--J Dye. SB--B
Crosby 1 (1). CS--E Durazo.
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
TEXAS
G Rusch                            4   5   1   1   0   0   0
J Dominguez                        1   0   0   0   0   1   0
J Powell (L,0-1)                   1   1   1   1   1   1   0
B Shouse                         2-3   1   0   0   1   0   0
D Brocail                      1 1-3   1   0   0   0   1   0
OAKLAND
B Zito                             3   0   0   0   2   4   0
M Wood                             2   3   1   1   1   1   0
J Mecir (W,1-0)                    1   1   0   0   1   1   0
J Lehr                             2   1   0   0   0   0   0
L Pote (S,1)                       1   0   0   0   0   0   0
SO--TEX: M Alexander, H Perry, A Soriano, E
Young, J Jones, R Nivar. OAK: M Edwards, E Karros,
M Rose. BB--TEX: B Jordan 2, E Young 2. OAK: B
Crosby, E Durazo. T--2:24. A--7,259. 

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