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ST Game 10: Rangers drop another, 8-3 to Mariners

Last Saturday my wife had her baby shower, and today we had a birthing class to attend, so I didn’t get ot listen to much Eric & Vince on the radio so far this spring. I did hear them for a bit today, which was nice to hear after the ESPN guys calling Ranger games. Bleargh!
Anyway, in a move I wasn’t aware of ahead of time, last year’s first round pick Thomas Diamond started the game today. He walked the first two batters, then calmed down, and didn’t give up anything else except one hit (and no runs) in his two innings of work. I didn’t get to hear this part of the game, so I couldn’t get a guage as to how sharp he was, but it was nice to hear he did well overall. I seriously doubt he’s a contender for the rotation, this is probably just a nice look-see. I suspect we might see Diamond in September. Possibly next year.
That was the end of our good pitching for the day. The remaining pitchers we used (Regilio, Bukvich, Ramirez, & Rupe) all gave up runs. Bukvich gave up 5 (3ER). Most of this was in an ugly 6 spot we gave up in the bottom of the 6th. Crooked numbers in the linescore are never good when your opponent gets ‘em. Never.
Offensively, we had a total of 9 hits, no one player with more than one. The three runs were batted in by Young, Matthews, & Blalock. On the plus side, four of our 9 hits were doubles (Colbrunn, Derosa, Blalock, & Young). Alfonso Soriano didn’t play today. I didn’t hear why, I don’t know if it’s health related, or they just gave him a day off. But Soriano is still hitless in spring training as far as I know.
The less drops us to 4-6 in Cactus league play, and we now have a three game losing streak.
You can view my recap page here.

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