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ST22: Rangers lose to Mariners, 4-3

Glendon Rusch is looking like he’ll be the pick for the fifth starter spot (behind Rogers, Park, Dickey, & Lewis) with Benoit going to the bullpen. Yesterday he did pretty well again, except for Raul Ibanez, who killed him. The only thing that bothers me about that is that I thought we were supposed to be “going with the kids”, and then we play someone like Rusch. He may not be Kenny Rogers’ age, but he’s not anywhere near John Danks, either. :( Thing is, I don’t see him as a long term solution, so even if he does great this year, I don’t see him sticking around. Could be wrong, but my gut feeling says no. Joaquin Benoit continued to show that he’s likely to make the team as a reliever. Jay Powell wasn’t too bad, either (scary, I know).

Our offense was kind of scattered. We had three runs driven in by different people. Normally, spreading the wealth is a good thing, but when it’s just three, it doesn’t seem like a whole lot. Ramon Nivar, Chad Allen, & Manny Alexander had two hits each, the rest were all singles. None of those three I named are going to be on the roster April 5th, so the guys who did play that “mattered” for the opening day 25 didn’t do much. Oh well.

Overall a loss is a loss, but it wasn’t as bad as some of the 16-3 fiascos I’ve seen the club give up the last few years.

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                1  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0   3 10  1
SEATTLE              0  1  0   0  3  0   0  0  x   4  9  1   FINAL
WP - RAFAEL SORIANO (1-0)
LP - GLENDON RUSCH (1-1)
SAVE - SHIGETOSHI HASEGAWA (1)
HOME RUNS:  SEA - RAUL IBANEZ (1) OFF GLENDON RUSCH IN THE 5TH
TIME: 2:20                   ATT: 9,348
Box Score
TEXAS (3) AT SEATTLE (4)
TEXAS            AB  R  H BI  SEATTLE          AB  R  H BI
R Nivar CF        3  1  2  0  I Suzuki RF       3  1  1  0
L Nix CF          2  0  0  0  L Ugueto 2B       1  0  0  0
C Allen LF        3  0  2  1  R Aurilia SS      3  0  1  1
J Conti RF        1  0  0  0  R Santiago SS     1  1  0  0
K Mench RF        4  0  1  1  B Boone 2B        3  0  0  0
A Webster LF      0  0  0  0  H Bocachica RF    1  0  1  0
H Perry 1B        3  0  1  0  R Ibanez LF       4  2  3  2
A Gonzalez PR     0  0  0  0  E Owens LF        0  0  0  0
M Teixeira DH     3  0  0  0  E Martinez DH     4  0  2  0
M Alexander 3B    4  0  2  0  J Olerud 1B       3  0  0  1
G Laird C         2  1  1  0  D Hansen 1B       1  0  0  0
K Huckaby C       2  0  0  0  S Spiezio 3B      2  0  0  0
J Bourgeois 2B    3  0  0  0  J Lopez 3B        1  0  0  0
D Newhan PH       1  0  0  0  P Borders C       3  0  0  0
D Meyer SS        4  1  1  1  J Strong CF       3  0  1  0
TOTALS           35  3 10  3  TOTALS           33  4  9  4
TEXAS                     100 020 000 --  3
SEATTLE                   010 030 00x --  4
E--L Ugueto, J Bourgeois. DP--SEATTLE 2.
LOB--TEXAS 7, SEATTLE 6. 2B--R Aurilia, R Ibanez,
E Martinez, G Laird. HR--R Ibanez 1 (1) (off G
Rusch). SB--C Meyers 1 (1).
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
TEXAS
G Rusch (L,1-1)                4 2-3   8   4   4   1   0   1
J Benoit                       2 1-3   1   0   0   0   0   0
J Powell                           1   0   0   0   0   2   0
SEATTLE
R Villone                          4   3   1   1   1   1   0
R Soriano (W,1-0)                  1   4   2   2   0   0   0
E Guardado                         1   1   0   0   1   1   0
K Jarvis                           1   0   0   0   0   1   0
T Mulholland                       1   2   0   0   0   1   0
S Hasegawa (S,1)                   1   0   0   0   0   1   0
SO--TEX: K Huckaby, K Mench, D Newhan, M
Teixeira, J Bourgeois. SEA: D Hansen, J Lopez.
BB--TEX: H Perry, M Teixeira. SEA: S Spiezio.
T--2:20. A--9,348.

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