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ST27: Rangers lose to Padres 8-3

Well, the Rangers were back on TV. That was really cool to see. I love watching the Rangers almost as much as I love going to the ballpark to see them in person. But I loved watching them on TV. As is tradition with my wife and I, the first game (used to be radio, but it’s now TV) of the season is a baseball dinner. We had hot dogs, sauerkraut, beans, & chips. It was great watching the team again. And this year I have a new sofa to enjoy it on. :)

Anyway, the game itself. I watched our team play pretty well. I thought Colby Lewis pitched better than his line indicated. He went 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, and three earned runs. Thing is, several of the hits he gave up were the cheap blooper kind. If those hadn’t happened, he would ahve had a great line. He made me feel good. Out of the pen, Ryan Drese had one good inning, then had not much else, giving up four earned runs in 3 innings, although really in two, as his first inning he only needed something like 7 pitches. Carlos Almanzar looked smoking out of the pen in the 9th, I say he’s in the pen to start the season, too.

Offensively, two of our three runs came from the longball. Mike Young had a solo home run, as did Hank Blalock. We were close on a few, and probably would have had more if Soriano wasn’t thrown out at third stealing. Overall, was a really nice feeling to watch the Rangers on TV. As I write this, it’s less than a week until the official start of the season, and 11 days till I’m back at the Ballpark for a game. :)

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
SAN DIEGO            0  2  0   1  1  0   3  1  0   8 13  0
TEXAS                0  1  0   0  1  1   0  0  0   3  9  2   FINAL
WP - DAVID WELLS (1-0)
LP - COLBY LEWIS (0-1)
HOME RUNS:  SDG - BRIAN GILES (4) OFF RYAN DRESE IN THE 7TH
TEX - HANK BLALOCK (5) OFF DAVID WELLS IN THE 5TH
ERIC YOUNG (2) OFF DAVID WELLS IN THE 6TH
TIME: 2:22                   ATT: 4,354
Box Score
SAN DIEGO (8) AT TEXAS (3)
SAN DIEGO        AB  R  H BI  TEXAS            AB  R  H BI
S Burroughs 3b    5  1  3  1  E Young lf        3  0  0  0
R Washington 3b   0  0  0  0  D Dellucci lf     1  0  0  0
M Loretta 2b      4  1  2  0  M Young ss        4  1  1  1
J Nieves 2b       0  0  0  0  A Gonzalez 1b     0  0  0  0
B Giles dh        3  2  2  2  A Soriano 2b      4  0  1  0
T Sears dh        1  0  1  1  D Newhan 2b       0  0  0  0
R Klesko lf       5  0  0  0  M Teixeira 1b     4  1  2  0
J Knott lf        0  0  0  0  J Arias ss        0  0  0  0
R Hernandez c     4  1  0  0  H Perry dh        3  0  1  0
E Kingsale cf     5  1  3  1  C Allen pr        0  0  0  0
B Buchanan rf     5  0  0  1  H Blalock 3b      4  1  1  1
K Jones cf        0  0  0  0  K Mench rf        3  0  1  1
J Cirillo 1b      3  2  1  1  B Fullmer ph      1  0  1  0
B Risinger 1b     1  0  0  0  R Barajas c       2  0  0  0
K Greene ss       4  0  1  1  E Diaz c          2  0  0  0
R Nivar cf        2  0  0  0
L Nix cf          1  0  1  0
TOTALS           40  8 13  8  TOTALS           34  3  9  3
SAN DIEGO                 020 110 310 --  8
TEXAS                     010 011 000 --  3
E--E Diaz, C Lewis. DP--SAN DIEGO 1. LOB--SAN
DIEGO 8, TEXAS 5. 2B--S Burroughs, B Giles, E
Kingsale, A Soriano, M Teixeira. 3B--K Greene.
HR--B Giles 1 (4) (off R Drese), H Blalock 1 (5)
(off D Wells), E Young 1 (2) (off D Wells). SB--T
Sears 1 (1). CS--S Burroughs, A Soriano.
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
SAN DIEGO
D Wells (W,1-0)                    6   6   3   3   1   3   2
A Otsuka                           1   1   0   0   0   0   0
J Witasick                         1   0   0   0   0   1   0
J Szuminski                        1   2   0   0   0   0   0
TEXAS
C Lewis (L,0-1)                    5   8   4   3   2   4   0
R Drese                            3   5   4   4   1   0   1
C Almanzar                         1   0   0   0   0   2   0
SO--SDG: B Buchanan 3, E Kingsale 2, R Klesko.
TEX: A Soriano 2, R Barajas, R Nivar. BB--SDG: B
Giles, R Hernandez, M Loretta. TEX: H Perry.
T--2:22. A--4,354.