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ST Game 1: Rangers lose to Royals 6-4

Official Spring training games start! Unfortunately, as anyone who has read my site for the last few years knows, these games are torture, since they’re not on TV or on radio. You can sit on one of the major baseball sites and refresh the scoreboard, but that’s nowhere near as much fun. It also makes it hard to write about the games. :)
We lost the opener 6-4 against our Arizona roomates the KC Royals. We used five pitchers in this game. Two of them (Chris Young, Erasmo Ramirez) gave up nothing in their innings of work. Starter Kenny Rogers gave up one, and RA Dickey gave up two, but only one was earned. Kameron Loe however, didn’t fare too well. In his 1.2 innings of work, he gave up 5 hits, and 3 earned runs. Loe did have three strikeouts, though.
Offensively, newcomer Richard Hidalgo made a mark with a home run and a sac fly, for 2 RBI’s. We only had 10 hits, and no one player had more than one, which might have contributed to the 11 runners we left on base. Soriano didn’t play, but otherwise, the starting lineup appeared to be what the projected starting day lineup will be. Kinsler and Arias had doubles, and Ruddy Yan was caught stealing.
From what I can read from the boxscore, a lackluster start to the official beginning of spring training.
View my complete update for this game here.

Comments

  1. Eric Trimpe says:

    XM Radio carries the games.

  2. I have XM, and it’s not all the games. They, like MLB can only carry what’s broadcast. They don’t do their OWN broadcasting.
    Joe

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