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G16: The Ho loses another one, 7-5

Chan Ho Park didn’t have much – he still didn’t sound as awful as he was the last two years, but he was NOT great; that’s for sure. Ron Mahay was pretty decent, going 1.1 giving up just a hit and no runs. Jay Powell was really good, too including a fabulous sounding play in the bottom of the 8th getting an out on a ball hit off of him (well, except for the triple to Figgins). For the Angels, Ben Weber was great until he tried to go into his third inning, when he gave up a HR as well as a single, and then a botched fielding play by the Anaheim CF Figgins put a man on third.

Offensively we had a couple of home runs, but not much else. David Dellucci led the charge in that department with the first two run home run for a Ranger this season, and the first two home run game of Dellucci’s career (#28 & 29 of his career). The other home run we had was Laynce Nix back in the second, scoring EY as well – Dellucci’s were both solo shots. Dellucci also made a great diving catch in the field – it was definitely his day today, that’s for sure. Nix added on a third RBI in the 8th as well.

Hank Blalock made his first error of the season. I was listening on the radio, so I couldn’t see it, but given the way he’s played overall, one once in awhile isn’t too bad – but it directly led to a run.

The game ends with the Rangers losing by a score of 7-5 – they clawed back a bit at the end, but Park’s 6 runs were too much to overcome, as we got to Colon a little, but not much against the pen – what a surprise. We’re now 8-8 going into the series with Seattle, ending the streak of all AL West to start the season. Never like a loss, but overall, I like where we are.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
TEXAS               0  2  1   0  0  0   0  2  0     5  8  1
ANAHEIM             3  3  0   0  1  0   0  0  x     7  8  2      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: TEX - CHAN HO PARK, RON MAHAY (6TH), JAY POWELL (7TH) AND ROD
BARAJAS
ANA - BARTOLO COLON, BEN WEBER (6TH), FRANCISCO
RODRIGUEZ (8TH), TROY PERCIVAL (9TH) AND JOSE MOLINA
WP - BARTOLO COLON (3-1)
LP - CHAN HO PARK (1-3)
SAVE - TROY PERCIVAL (3)
HOME RUNS: TEX - LAYNCE NIX (3) OFF BARTOLO COLON IN THE 2ND, 1 ON
DAVE DELLUCCI (1) OFF BARTOLO COLON IN THE 3RD, 0 ON
DAVE DELLUCCI (2) OFF BEN WEBER IN THE 8TH, 0 ON
ANA - TROY GLAUS (5) OFF CHAN HO PARK IN THE 1ST, 2 ON
JEFF DAVANON (1) OFF CHAN HO PARK IN THE 5TH, 0 ON
TIME: 2:53     ATT: 30,725
PROBABLES: SEA - JOEL PINEIRO (1-1, 7.71)
TEX - RYAN DRESE (0-0, 1.80)
PROBABLES: ANA - JARROD WASHBURN (2-1, 6.89)
OAK - BARRY ZITO (2-1, 3.32)
Box Score
TEXAS (5) VS ANAHEIM (7) - FINAL
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              4  0  1  0   1  1   1  .386
H Blalock 3b            4  0  0  0   1  0   1  .318
A Soriano 2b            4  0  1  0   1  0   4  .323
B Fullmer dh            5  0  0  0   0  0   4  .264
D Dellucci rf           4  2  2  2   0  1   2  .282
E Young lf              3  2  2  0   1  0   0  .400
L Nix cf                4  1  1  3   0  1   1  .302
R Barajas c             4  0  0  0   0  1   0  .111
A Gonzalez 1b           4  0  1  0   0  1   0  .267
Totals                 36  5  8  5   4  5  13
BATTING: HR - L Nix (3, 2nd inning off B Colon 1 on, 0 Out), D Dellucci 2 (2,
3rd inning off B Colon 0 on, 2 Out, 8th inning off B Weber 0 on, 0 Out). RBI -
L Nix 3 (6), D Dellucci 2 (5). 2-out RBI - D Dellucci. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out - D Dellucci 1, B Fullmer 1, A Soriano 1, L Nix 1. Team LOB -
8.
BASERUNNING: SB - E Young (1, 2nd base off B Colon/J Molina).
FIELDING: E - H Blalock (1, ground ball).
ANAHEIM                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
D Eckstein ss           4  1  0  1   0  0   5  .258
D Erstad 1b             4  1  1  1   0  0   2  .232
J Davanon rf            3  2  2  2   0  1   1  .333
V Guerrero dh           4  0  1  0   0  0   1  .262
T Glaus 3b              3  1  1  3   0  0   1  .302
J Guillen lf            4  0  0  0   0  0   0  .250
J Molina c              4  1  1  0   0  1   1  .290
C Figgins cf            2  1  2  0   2  0   0  .500
A Kennedy 2b            3  0  0  0   1  1   4  .208
Totals                 31  7  8  7   3  3  15
BATTING: 2B - C Figgins (1, C Park). 3B - C Figgins (1, J Powell). HR - T Glaus
(5, 1st inning off C Park 2 on, 2 Out), J Davanon (1, 5th inning off C Park 0
on, 0 Out). SF - J Davanon. RBI - T Glaus 3 (11), D Eckstein (3), D Erstad (7),
J Davanon 2 (3). 2-out RBI - T Glaus 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out
- D Eckstein 2. Team LOB - 6.
BASERUNNING: SB - C Figgins 2 (4, 2nd base off R Mahay/R Barajas, 3rd base
off C Park/R Barajas), D Eckstein (3, 2nd base off C Park/R Barajas). CS - T
Glaus (1, 3rd base by C Park/R Barajas).
FIELDING: E - B Colon (2, throw); C Figgins (2, bobble).
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TEXAS           - 021 000 020   --   5
ANAHEIM         - 330 010 00x   --   7
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TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
C Park (L, 1-3)               5 1/3   6   7   6   2   1   2   5.19
R Mahay                       1 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   1.59
J Powell                      1 1/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   2.84
ANAHEIM                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Colon (W, 3-1)              5       5   3   3   3   4   2   2.33
B Weber                       2       3   2   1   0   1   1   8.10
F Rodriguez (H, 5)            1       0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
T Percival (S, 3)             1       0   0   0   1   0   0   3.60
B Weber pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
IBB - A Kennedy (by J Powell). HBP - D Eckstein (by C Park); T Glaus (by C
Park). Pitches-strikes: C Park 87-51; R Mahay 19-15; J Powell 17-10; B Colon
100-60; B Weber 28-19; F Rodriguez 7-5; T Percival 16-9. Ground balls-fly
balls: C Park 8-6; R Mahay 0-2; J Powell 4-0; B Colon 6-6; B Weber 4-1; F
Rodriguez 2-1; T Percival 0-3. Batters faced: C Park 26; R Mahay 5; J Powell 6;
B Colon 24; B Weber 9; F Rodriguez 3; T Percival 4.
UMPIRES: HP--Randy Marsh. 1B--Larry Vanover. 2B--Sam Holbrook. 3B--Paul
Nauert.
T--2:53. Att--30,725.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 6 mph, out to
center.