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ST23: Rangers beat Cubs, 10-7

This is game that was on the Internet, but it was broadcast by mlb.com’s team, not our guys. And I’ve got to say I don’t enjoy these ones broadcast by the national folks. The reason why is is more about generic baseball stuff, it’s things meant for an audience that doesn’t know either team – things like which pitchers are in camp with us, really quite frankly BORING things. Because of that, even though I had the game on, I was quite honestly bored by it. Plus I was at work, which never makes it easy for me to pay attention. So, having looked at the box score…. :)

Ricardo Rodriguez had a great start, going 5 innings, giving up just one run on six hits. A pretty good outing. However, the next two pitchers really stunk up the joint. Frankie Francisco gave up 4 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning. But not as bad as Shouse. He gave up 2 earned runs having gotten no one out. :eek: The remainder of our pitching 3 2/3 innings spread over Williams, Almanzar, & Clontz had no runs allowed. But the stink there in the middle almost doomed us.

We did win the game, led by Soriano, who homered twice. Laynce Nix also had a good day, going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. EY also went 2 for 2, scoring twice. Rod Barajas was 2 for 5. Several others had good days. With 10 runs in and 12 hits, there’s a few to go around. Nice offensive output, but we can’t cover giving up 7 runs all the time.

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                5  0  1   0  0  0   1  2  1  10 12  0
CHICAGO CUBS         0  0  1   0  0  6   0  0  0   7 15  0   FINAL
WP - TODD WILLIAMS (1-0)
LP - BRYAN COREY (1-1)
SAVE - BRAD CLONTZ (1)
HOME RUNS:  TEX - HANK BLALOCK (4) OFF GARY GLOVER IN THE 1ST
ALFONSO SORIANO (2) OFF GARY GLOVER IN THE 1ST
ALFONSO SORIANO (3) OFF BRYAN COREY IN THE 7TH
TIME: 2:55                   ATT: 12,692
Box Score
TEXAS (10) AT CHICAGO CUBS (7)
TEXAS            AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO CUBS     AB  R  H BI
M Young ss        4  0  0  0  T Goodwin CF      5  1  1  1
I Kinsler ss      0  0  0  0  T Walker 2B       4  2  3  0
H Blalock 3b      4  1  1  1  S Sosa RF         5  0  3  3
A Beinbrink 3b    0  0  0  1  M Alou LF         5  0  1  0
A Soriano 2b      4  2  2  2  A Ramirez 3B      4  0  2  1
C Almanzar p      1  0  0  0  T Hollandsworth 1 5  1  1  0
B Clontz p        0  0  0  0  A Gonzalez SS     5  1  1  1
M Teixeira 1b     4  0  1  0  P Bako C          4  1  2  0
J Bourgeois 2b    1  0  0  0  G Glover P        0  0  0  0
D Dellucci rf     3  2  1  0  T Wellemeyer P    1  0  0  0
E Young lf        2  2  2  1  L McKnight PH     1  0  0  0
J Tyner lf        2  0  0  0  M Wuertz P        0  0  0  0
L Nix cf          5  2  3  2  K Butler PH       1  1  1  1
R Barajas c       5  1  2  2  B Corey P         1  0  0  0
R Rodriguez p     1  0  0  0  J Borowski P      0  0  0  0
P Zoccolillo ph   1  0  0  0  K Mercker P       0  0  0  0
F Francisco p     0  0  0  0
B Shouse p        0  0  0  0
T Williams p      0  0  0  0
A Gonzalez 1B     1  0  0  0
TOTALS           38 10 12  9  TOTALS           41  7 15  7
TEXAS                     501 000 121 -- 10
CHICAGO CUBS              001 006 000 --  7
DP--TEXAS 1. LOB--TEXAS 7, CHICAGO CUBS 9. 2B--A
Gonzalez, S Sosa, R Barajas, E Young. 3B--T
Walker, D Dellucci. HR--A Soriano 2 (3) (off B
Corey, G Glover), H Blalock 1 (4) (off G Glover).
SB--R Barajas 1 (1), E Young 1 (3), I Kinsler 1
(1). SF--A Beinbrink.
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
TEXAS
R Rodriguez                        5   6   1   1   1   1   0
F Francisco                      1-3   4   4   4   0   1   0
B Shouse                           0   1   2   2   1   0   0
T Williams (W,1-0)               2-3   2   0   0   0   0   0
C Almanzar                         2   1   0   0   0   3   0
B Clontz (S,1)                     1   1   0   0   0   0   0
CHICAGO CUBS
G Glover                           2   5   5   5   2   2   2
T Wellemeyer                       1   0   1   0   1   1   0
M Wuertz                           2   1   0   0   0   5   0
B Corey (L,1-1)                    2   4   3   3   2   1   1
J Borowski                         1   2   1   1   0   0   0
K Mercker                          1   0   0   0   0   3   0
SHOUSE FACED 2 BATTERS IN THE 6TH.
PB--P Bako. SO--TEX: A Soriano 2, M Teixeira 2, M
Young 2, C Almanzar, R Barajas, H Blalock, D
Dellucci, L Nix, R Rodriguez. CHN: A Gonzalez 2, B
Corey, A Ramirez, S Sosa. BB--TEX: D Dellucci 2, R
Rodriguez, E Young, I Kinsler. CHN: A Ramirez, T
Walker. T--2:54. A--12,692.

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