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G6: Rangers miss the sweep; lose to Angels 7-2

Kind of figured we wouldn’t keep up the 12 run a game pace we had over the last two with Bartolo Colon pitching. Although when the first inning started, I had a fantasy that it might, as we started off with a double by Mike Young, and then a single by Blalock, scoring Young. However, except for a sac fly in the fourth, we didn’t get anything else.

And I sat through a 50 degree game in the rain to watch it too. My wife’s a trooper, she was there with me through the rain, although this time I remembered to listen to her and we brought a couple of umbrellas. We needed them. In the fourth it started spitting. It was really slow, but a couple of innings later, it started picking up. It was cold. It was raining. It wasn’t a great way to watch a baseball game, but I stayed through the entire game. My wife was with me, so I give her some major points for sticking with me, when I know she wanted to go home. She’s great!

As for the game, we got from Chan Ho Park what I expected from Chan Ho Park. An inning of bad (actually there were two), and the rest was great. That seems to be the way Chan Ho goes, and it was about what I expected. Bartolo Colon gave up not a whole lot, and Chan Ho did, so we lost. Still, Chan Ho Park felt like he was a lot better than last year, and it was great.

There was a great handout yesterday, a Ballpark in Arlington replica. I like that a lot, but the main reason I was there was for the baseball game. Even with a loss. Even in the rain.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
ANAHEIM             0  3  0   0  0  3   0  1  0     7 13  1
TEXAS               1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0     2  8  0      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: ANA - BARTOLO COLON, FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (9TH) AND JOSE MOLINA
TEX - CHAN HO PARK, JOAQUIN BENOIT (7TH), CARLOS
ALMANZAR (9TH) AND ROD BARAJAS
WP - BARTOLO COLON (2-0)
LP - CHAN HO PARK (0-2)
SAVE - NONE
HOME RUNS: ANA - VLADIMIR GUERRERO (2) OFF CHAN HO PARK IN THE 6TH, 0 ON
TEX - NONE
TIME: 2:42     ATT: 18,209
PROBABLES: ANA - JARROD WASHBURN (1-0, 10.13)
TEX - COLBY LEWIS (1-0, 1.69)
Box Score
ANAHEIM (7) VS TEXAS (2) - FINAL
ANAHEIM                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
D Eckstein ss           5  0  2  0   0  0   2  .333
D Erstad 1b             5  0  1  0   0  1   3  .200
V Guerrero rf           5  1  1  1   0  1   1  .320
G Anderson cf           5  1  1  0   0  0   1  .385
T Glaus 3b              3  3  2  0   1  0   0  .391
S Halter 3b            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
J Guillen lf            4  1  2  1   0  1   1  .308
T Salmon dh             3  1  2  1   1  0   0  .130
J Molina c              4  0  1  1   0  2   3  .263
A Kennedy 2b            4  0  1  2   0  1   2  .348
Totals                 38  7 13  6   2  6  13
BATTING: 2B - G Anderson (2, C Park). HR - V Guerrero (2, 6th inning off C Park
0 on, 0 Out). RBI - T Salmon (1), J Molina (6), A Kennedy 2 (9), V Guerrero (6),
J Guillen (3). 2-out RBI - A Kennedy. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out -
G Anderson 1, D Erstad 1, A Kennedy 1, D Eckstein 1. GIDP - J Molina, V Guerrero.
Team LOB - 6.
FIELDING: E - A Kennedy (1, ground ball). Outfield assists - V Guerrero (M Teixeira
at 2nd base).
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              4  1  1  0   0  0   1  .280
H Blalock 3b            4  0  1  1   0  2   0  .333
A Soriano 2b            4  0  1  0   0  1   1  .292
B Fullmer dh            3  1  0  0   1  0   1  .263
M Teixeira 1b           4  0  1  0   0  1   3  .304
D Dellucci lf           3  0  1  1   0  1   1  .294
K Mench rf              4  0  3  0   0  0   1  .360
L Nix cf                4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .353
R Barajas c             4  0  0  0   0  1   3  .000
Totals                 34  2  8  2   1  7  13
BATTING: 2B - M Young (3, B Colon); A Soriano (2, B Colon); K Mench 2 (3,
B Colon, F Rodriguez). SF - D Dellucci. RBI - H Blalock (6), D Dellucci (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Dellucci 1, R Barajas 2, M Young 1,
M Teixeira 1. Team LOB - 7.
FIELDING: DP: 2 (M Young-M Teixeira, H Blalock-A Soriano-M Teixeira).
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ANAHEIM         - 030 003 010   --   7
TEXAS           - 100 100 000   --   2
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ANAHEIM                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Colon (W, 2-0)              8       7   2   1   1   5   0   0.64
F Rodriguez                   1       1   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
C Park (L, 0-2)               6      10   6   6   1   5   1   5.93
J Benoit                      2       2   1   1   1   1   0   4.50
C Almanzar                    1       1   0   0   0   0   0   3.86
C Park pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Pitches-strikes: B Colon 104-73; F Rodriguez 12-9; C Park 92-68; J Benoit 29-17;
C Almanzar 12-8. Ground balls-fly balls: B Colon 6-12; F Rodriguez 1-0; C Park 8-5;
J Benoit 2-3; C Almanzar 2-1. Batters faced: B Colon 32; F Rodriguez 4; C Park 28;
J Benoit 9; C Almanzar 3.
UMPIRES: HP--Terry Craft. 1B--Mike Dimuro. 2B--Jim Wolf. 3B--Joe West.
T--2:42. Att--18,209.
Weather: 52 degrees, overcast. Wind: 13 mph, out to right.