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G105: Rangers & Mike Bacsik shut out Tigers, 8-0

I have to say I wasn’t thrilled at seeing another in our line of starting pitchers (the 14th this season now) go out there. I was thinking “Oh great – here’s another guy who will get pasted and sent back to the minors”. I was wrong about that. Mike Bascik went 7 innings, gave up just four hits, and NO runs. He walked no one and struck out four. Was a stellar performance. Sure, it’s just the Detroit Tigers, but still. It was an impressive line. I’d say he earned himself another start with that.
Another Ranger that had a good night was David Dellucci. He went 3 for 5 with an RBI, and two runs scored. However, the best night probably was by Laynce Nix. Nix was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, a walk, and three runs scored. He also had a couple of diving catches in centerfield, and an assist on a putout at home plate. Was definitely a good night for the boy from Midland.
The Yankees also won, which brought us back to just half a game out of first. The Red Sox also lost, which gave us a 1.5 game lead in the Wild Card race. Things are looking good. I think I might allow myself to believe, even given the shaky state of our rotation.