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G12: Rangers lose to Mariners, 4-1

After the first inning, I felt that we should have scored more against Jamie Moyer. He’s that pitcher who is really dominating for a long time. And I was right. After we scored one run in the first, that was it. No more runs for us, although we would have in another park. Three balls (Nix, Soriano, & someone else, I forget who) hit balls that died at the fence. That probably would have been enough to win if those had carried out. But we were shut down. That’s the story of this game.

Colby Lewis wasn’t exactly terrible, either. But he got burnt by walks. He’s had a walk problem in all his games so far this year, but has managed to get around them so far. In fact, he had gotten out of his first “walk jam”, but not the second. He walked two, and there was a bases clearing double which gave the Mariners their first three runs (the fourth was off reliever Ron Mahay). Other than the walks, I thought Lewis was good, if not great.

Rubber game is tomorrow afternoon with Ryan Drese pitching. That still scares me.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
TEXAS               1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0     1  4  1
SEATTLE             0  0  0   3  0  1   0  0  x     4  5  0      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: TEX - COLBY LEWIS, RON MAHAY (6TH), JEFF NELSON (7TH) AND GERALD LAIRD
SEA - JAMIE MOYER, EDDIE GUARDADO (9TH) AND DAN WILSON
WP - JAMIE MOYER (1-1)
LP - COLBY LEWIS (1-1)
SAVE - EDDIE GUARDADO (1)
HOME RUNS: TEX - NONE
SEA - NONE
TIME: 2:26     ATT: 38,925
PROBABLES: TEX - RYAN DRESE (0-0, 0.00)
SEA - JOEL PINEIRO (0-1, 11.17)
Box Score
TEXAS (1) VS SEATTLE (4) - FINAL
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              3  1  2  0   1  0   0  .377
H Blalock 3b            4  0  1  0   0  1   3  .353
A Soriano 2b            3  0  0  1   0  1   3  .367
K Mench lf              4  0  1  0   0  0   1  .255
H Perry 1b              4  0  0  0   0  1   1  .269
E Young dh              4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .381
L Nix rf                3  0  0  0   0  1   0  .321
G Laird c               2  0  0  0   1  0   0  .387
R Nivar cf              2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .222
Totals                 29  1  4  1   2  5   9
BATTING: 2B - M Young (5, J Moyer); K Mench (5, E Guardado). S - R Nivar.
SF - A Soriano. RBI - A Soriano (7). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out -
E Young 1, A Soriano 1. Team LOB - 5.
FIELDING: E - G Laird (1, throw).
SEATTLE                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
I Suzuki rf             4  0  1  0   0  1   0  .275
J Olerud 1b             4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .222
E Martinez dh           3  0  0  0   1  0   1  .273
B Boone 2b              4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .300
S Spiezio 3b            4  2  2  0   0  0   0  .500
R Aurilia ss            3  1  1  1   1  2   0  .286
R Ibanez lf             1  1  0  0   2  1   1  .235
D Wilson c              3  0  1  3   0  1   2  .367
R Winn cf               3  0  0  0   0  1   2  .244
Totals                 29  4  5  4   4  7   9
BATTING: 2B - D Wilson (3, C Lewis); S Spiezio (1, R Mahay). RBI - D Wilson 3
(6), R Aurilia (9). 2-out RBI - D Wilson 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2
out - B Boone 1, R Winn 1. Team LOB - 5.
BASERUNNING: SB - I Suzuki (1, 2nd base off C Lewis/G Laird).
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TEXAS           - 100 000 000   --   1
SEATTLE         - 000 301 00x   --   4
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TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
C Lewis (L, 1-1)              5       3   3   3   4   5   0   4.11
R Mahay                       1 2/3   2   1   1   0   1   0   2.08
J Nelson                      1 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.86
SEATTLE                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Moyer (W, 1-1)              8       3   1   1   2   5   0   5.30
E Guardado (S, 1)             1       1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
Pitches-strikes: C Lewis 95-51; R Mahay 31-17; J Nelson 14-9; J Moyer 107-73;
E Guardado 12-9. Ground balls-fly balls: C Lewis 5-5; R Mahay 1-3; J Nelson 2-1;
J Moyer 8-11; E Guardado 1-2. Batters faced: C Lewis 22; R Mahay 7; J Nelson 4;
J Moyer 29; E Guardado 4.
UMPIRES: HP--Mark Carlson. 1B--Gary Darling. 2B--Brian Runge. 3B--Bill Hohn.
T--2:26. Att--38,925.
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 7 mph, out to right.