ST Game 6: Rangers lose to Giants, 5-1

The Rangers lost to the Giants this afternoon by the score of 5 to 1.
Offensively, we had virtually nothing. We had a total of 6 hits that were pretty scattered through the game, and we only had 2 up until the 7th inning. We had a home run by Richard Hidalgo in the 7th for our third hit, mounting effectively no offensive attack. We also didn’t have most of the regular lineup, either. No Teixeira, no Blalock, no Soriano. That’s ultimately no excuse, but when your biggest boppers aren’t in the lineup, you don’t expect to score as many runs as you have been the last few games (picking up 16 in one game and 17 in another over the last few). We did make it a little interesting in the 9th with a hit, and a walk, but didn’t mount anything serious.
Chris Young started the game, and did fairly well going three innings and not giving up anything. Carlos Almanzar was beat up a bit for two runs in the fourth to take the loss.
But basically, this day belonged to the Giants pitching. We got nothing really going, and other than Hidalgo’s HR, no Ranger passed home plate.
View my complete update for this game here.