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G49: Rangers finally win; beat Toronto 4-2

Kenny Rogers is turning out to be a signing that seems well worth it. Through the first two months of the season, he’s now 8-2 with a 3.10 ERA. He’s walked 22 and struck out 41 in a total of 72.2 innings. The eight wins is something no other major league pitcher has done up to this point so far. He’s been a rock for us so far this season, and if you project his numbers out over a whole season (assuming he keeps going at the rate he is now), he’ll have a 24-6 record. Not bad for a 40 year old guy that most every Ranger fan online was screaming that we resigned in the first place.
He did get his 8th win yesterday, although he didn’t really deserve it, walking 7 and giving up 6 hits in 5.1 innings. But he did pitch his way out of several jams, and that was nice to see. I’m sure it was nice to show the other pitchers on our staff, too.
Offensively, we’re still in a slump – not hitting like we were in April. Brad Fullmer did have an impressive HR in the game, but we’re going to need a lot more out of him if we’re gonna click for the entire season.
Oh, and just WHAT is the attraction with William Hung? I just don’t get it.