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G127: Rangers beat Orioles, 6-4

Sorry for the lack of updates the last few days, been horribly busy at work, I didn’t even have time to put a page together, and I just figured I’ve give myself a mini break as we head down the stretch.
We got a little bit of revenge last night against the Orioles, as we beat ‘em 6-4. Surpisingly, we got another decent starting pitching performance from someone you weren’t expecting it from – John Wasdin. Wasdin went six innings, giving up 2 runs on four hits, striking out four and walking two. A really nice performance. Our pen was it’s usual good self, except for Carlos Almanzar, who had a bit of a rough time out there (0.2IP, 3H, 2ER, 1BB). But, we got the job done.
Speaking of the pen, Francisco Cordero got his 40th save last night (in 42 chances). It was his 20th consecutive save in 20 chances, which beats the streak he had going earlier in the season. A most pleasant surprise there. I don’t think anyone doubted his ability, but I think most everyone thought he wouldn’t be this good for another year or so.
Offensively, we were led by Eric Young. Eric went only 2 for 2 officially, but he also walked twice, had a stolen base, two RBI, and was everything your leadoff guy wants. I’m not ready to proclaim him our leadoff guy, but he usually does good there, and he did get the job done tonight.
As usual, the other teams around us in the playoff hunt won again, so we’re not making up any ground. Was also interesting to see Steve Busby back in the TV booth tonight. I just wish he could be the backup instead of Bill Land. Bill’s a bit too boring for my tastes.