ST Game 3: Rangers beat Royals 5-3

This game was the first Rangers game to be on the radio with our Ranger broadcasters! That is a moment of great celebration for me. However, for the 2005 season, I had to miss it. The reason is that this afternoon, my wife had a baby shower, and it was at our house, so I had to spend the afternoon dodging estrogen, and baseball wasn’t really on the radar. :)
From reading the boxscore, I see that Soriano had his first action of the spring, although he didn’t do anything, he had a big ofer. Ricardo Rodriguez looks like he’s coming along extremely well, possibly headed towards a spot in the starting rotation based on today’s performance and his work so far this spring. That’s really nice considered how his season ended last year. Big shame that was in 04 for RicRod. He went two innings, and had no runs scored, and struck out 4, which was nice to see. In fact, all of our pitching today was great, except for Veras, who gave up all three runs the Royals scored. Wasdin, Mahay, Hughes, & Erasmo Ramirez all gave up nothing in their sessions. Nice to see that.
Offensivesly, we didn’t have the 17 run explosion that happened yesterday, but we had 5 runs, and both Mike Young and Richard Hidalgo led the charge, both going 2 for 3. Gerald Laird also added a solo home run. Seems like a pretty balanced attack.
I would have liked to have listened to the game, though, even though we got a boatload of baby stuff from some VERY generous friends and family members.
View my complete update for this game here.