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ST14: Rangers lose to Royals, 12-7

This was another game where I couldn’t pay very good attention to it, as I was busy doing work while the game was on. However, looking at the scores, I didn’t really miss much. Odd, as the parts I listened to didn’t seem all that bad, really. :)

You always expect to give up a ton of runs in spring training. It’s distressing when your opening day starter does that. Rogers gave up 7 runs (6 earned) on 10 hits over 3.1 innings. Not good. John Wasdin (is he still here?) gave up three more over his one inning of work. Three other pitchers pitched (none of which I expect to stick) – Williams, Almanzar, & Mabeus giving up one run amongst all three of ‘em.

Offensively, we picked up a few runs, including some more home runs (which seem to be a missing thing so far this spring). Fullmer went 3 for 4 and Blalock went 2 for 4. However, the start of the day was Rod Barajas, who I might expect to make the club as a backup with Laird going to AAA for the season (unless of course Diaz is traded). Barajas went 3 for 4 with a HR, a triple, 4 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored. Great day for him.

I think after this weekend, I’ll be ready for the real thing. My season tickets arrived Monday, and I have my games planned out. I’m going to get to the “Oh come on, let’s start it” feeling. We do however have two games on TV the final week of spring training, and 4 games on the radio next week, so things will pick up a bit.

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  2  1   1  0  1   0  0  2   7 11  1
KANSAS CITY          0  1  2   4  1  1   0  3  x  12 18  1   FINAL
WP - JAIME CERDA (1-0)
LP - KENNY ROGERS (0-2)
HOME RUNS:  TEX - ROD BARAJAS (1) OFF JOEY DAWLEY IN THE 2ND
HANK BLALOCK (2) OFF CHRIS GEORGE IN THE 6TH
TIME: 2:41                   ATT: 4,702
Box Score
TEXAS (7) AT KANSAS CITY (12)
TEXAS            AB  R  H BI  KANSAS CITY      AB  R  H BI
M Young SS        3  0  0  0  A Berroa SS       2  1  1  1
M Alexander SS    1  0  0  0  T Graffanino SS   2  1  1  0
H Blalock 3B      4  1  2  1  C Beltran DH      5  2  2  0
D Newhan 3B       0  0  0  1  J Randa 3B        3  1  2  2
A Soriano 2B      3  1  1  0  R Short 3B        1  2  1  2
J Bourgeois 2B    1  0  0  0  K Harvey 1B       3  2  3  2
B Fullmer DH      3  0  3  0  C Pickering 1B    2  0  1  2
J Tyner PR        1  0  0  0  A Guiel LF        4  0  2  0
K Mench RF        4  0  0  0  J Hansen 3B       1  0  0  0
C Allen LF        0  0  0  0  D Relaford 2B     3  0  1  0
D Dellucci LF     2  0  0  0  W Guerrero 2B     2  0  0  0
J Conti RF        1  0  0  0  D DeJesus CF      3  1  2  1
E Young CF        3  2  1  0  E Thompson CF     1  0  0  0
R Nivar CF        1  0  0  0  A Brown RF        4  1  1  0
A Gonzalez 1B     4  1  1  0  M Tonis C         3  1  1  1
R Barajas C       4  2  3  4  B King C          1  0  0  0
TOTALS           35  7 11  6  TOTALS           40 12 18 11
TEXAS                     021 101 002 --  7
KANSAS CITY               012 411 03x -- 12
E--A Berroa, K Mench. DP--TEXAS 1, KANSAS CITY 2.
LOB--TEXAS 5, KANSAS CITY 6. 2B--D DeJesus 2, A
Guiel, C Pickering, J Randa, R Barajas. 3B--C
Beltran. HR--R Barajas 1 (1) (off J Dawley), H
Blalock 1 (2) (off C George). SB--M Young 1 (1).
SF--R Short, D Newhan.
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
TEXAS
K Rogers (L,0-2)               3 1-3  10   7   6   1   0   0
T Williams                     1 2-3   2   1   1   0   1   0
C Almanzar                         1   1   1   1   0   2   0
C Mabeus                           1   1   0   0   0   0   0
J Wasdin                           1   4   3   3   0   0   0
KANSAS CITY
J Dawley                       2 2-3   5   3   3   2   3   1
J Cerda (W,1-0)                1 1-3   1   1   0   0   0   0
C George                           3   3   1   1   0   1   1
S Sullivan                         1   0   0   0   0   1   0
D Carrasco                         1   2   2   2   0   1   0
HBP--J Conti by C George. BALK--J Dawley.
SO--TEX: H Blalock, J Conti, D Dellucci, M Young,
J Bourgeois, A Gonzalez. KAN: A Brown, T
Graffanino, C Pickering. BB--TEX: A Soriano, M
Young. KAN: A Berroa. T--2:41. A--4,702. 

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