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ST18: Rangers beat Rockies, 6-1

I was working out in the yard tilling dirt and pulling weeds while listening to the game. It was gorgeous out yesterday, so having a Ranger game on the radio made it a really nice afternoon – I didn’t mind working in the dirt. :)

When it started, I thought we were going to get destroyed by another former Ranger pitcher. Jeff Fassero was starting this game for Colorado. In fact, there were several former Rangers in this game for Colorado. Fassero, Royce Clayton, & Todd Greene. The Rocks even have Benji Gil in their camp this year. :) Anyway, when we went behind, I wasn’t thrilled – but the one run we gave up was the only one (although it was close a little later in the game).

It was a nice smooth game – no major outbursts by either side (like 7 runs in an inning or something like that). A friend of mine once said, I don’t mind 15-1 games, but I prefer them to get the 15 2 runs here, three there, one that inning – not 13 in a bunch in one inning. I can see his feeling somewhat (while a 13 spot can be fun). It makes the game more even keel. That’s what happened here. We scored our 6 in the middle three innings. We should have had more, as we lost a couple of home run balls to the wind.

Was a nice pitched game, although Jay Powell gave up 3 walks in less than two innings – never good.

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
COLORADO             1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   1 11  1
TEXAS                0  0  0   2  3  1   0  0  x   6  8  0   FINAL
WP - RICARDO RODRIGUEZ (1-1)
LP - JEFF FASSERO (0-2)
TIME: 2:40                   ATT: 4,010
Box Score
COLORADO (1) AT TEXAS (6)
COLORADO         AB  R  H BI  TEXAS            AB  R  H BI
A Miles 2b        3  1  1  0  E Young cf        2  0  0  0
J Nix 2b          1  0  0  0  J Conti rf        2  0  1  1
R Clayton ss      2  0  1  0  M Young ss        2  2  1  1
L Gonzalez ss     2  0  2  0  D Newhan 3b       1  0  1  0
M Sweeney dh      3  0  1  0  A Soriano 2b      2  1  1  0
J Piniella ph     1  0  0  0  A Gonzalez 1b     1  0  0  0
T Greene c        3  0  1  0  B Jordan rf       3  1  0  0
H Ortiz c         1  0  0  0  I Kinsler ss      1  0  0  0
A Tracy 1b        4  0  1  0  H Perry dh        3  0  1  2
M Holliday lf     3  0  0  0  K Mench lf        4  0  0  0
R Reyes rf        3  0  1  0  J Tyner lf        0  0  0  0
G Atkins 3b       4  0  2  0  M Teixeira 1b     2  0  2  2
C Freeman cf      3  0  0  0  L Nix cf          2  0  0  0
T Miller cf       1  0  1  0  M Alexander 2b    3  1  0  0
J Fassero p       0  0  0  0  G Laird c         3  1  1  0
B Tollberg p      0  0  0  0  D Ardoin c        1  0  0  0
A Simpson p       0  0  0  0  R Rodriguez p     0  0  0  0
V Nunez p         0  0  0  0  J Powell p        0  0  0  0
C Russ p          0  0  0  0
F Cordero p       0  0  0  0
TOTALS           34  1 11  0  TOTALS           32  6  8  6
COLORADO                  100 000 000 --  1
TEXAS                     000 231 00x --  6
E--M Holliday. DP--TEXAS 3. LOB--COLORADO 12,
TEXAS 7. 2B--A Tracy, T Miller, G Laird, H Perry.
3B--A Miles. SB--M Alexander 1 (2), A Soriano 1
(3), M Teixeira 1 (1). CS--R Clayton. S--E Young.
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
COLORADO
J Fassero (L,0-2)                  5   6   5   5   2   4   0
B Tollberg                         1   2   1   1   1   0   0
A Simpson                          1   0   0   0   0   1   0
V Nunez                            1   0   0   0   0   1   0
TEXAS
R Rodriguez (W,1-1)            4 2-3   6   1   1   3   2   0
J Powell                       1 2-3   3   0   0   3   3   0
C Russ                           2-3   0   0   0   0   1   0
F Cordero                          2   2   0   0   0   2   0
WP--J Fassero 2, V Nunez. HBP--H Perry by J
Fassero. SO--COL: A Tracy 3, C Freeman, T Greene,
M Holliday, H Ortiz, R Reyes. TEX: K Mench 2, G
Laird, L Nix, H Perry, M Young. BB--COL: R
Clayton, T Greene, M Holliday, R Reyes, M Sweeney,
J Nix. TEX: M Alexander, A Soriano, M Young.
T--2:40. A--4,010.