G45: Rangers beat Royals on Tuesday 4-3

I missed this game, as my wife and I spent a very nice evening out at the Dallas Arboretum with our daughter. We got something to eat afterwards, so by the time we got home it was almost 11PM, and then I accidentally found out the score, so I didn’t bother to watch the whole game. I just skipped through the game on TiVo at super high speed just to the points where the Rangers scored. I should have paid more attention, as there was something interesting in the 6th inning, an “altercation” between Ryan Drese & Rod Barajas in the dugout. According to the papers, they “disagreed on pitch count”, and depending on whose article you read, there was a physical fight, or just had to be seperated. I didn’t see it, so I can’t comment on it.
As for the game itself, Ryan Drese pitched like he did last year. The game was quick moving, taking only 2:28 to complete. Drese pitched seven innings, giving up just two runs in his time on the hill. He did walk three, which isn’t good, and did bring his ERA under 6 at the end of the game. It was groundball city from what I can gather, which is necessary, if we’re gonna make a run at the Angels this year.
Offensively, we were definitely led by Richard Hidalgo who went 2 for 3. Both of his hits were home runs, accounting for his 3 RBI’s in the game. If you take away Hidalgo, the entire rest of the team had 5 hits the entire night, and those 5 hits were gotten by just three guys (Young 2, Mench 2, Soriano). Not a balanced attack at all. But a win is a win, and we’ve now won 4 in a row, and are 5 games over .500. The feeling seems to be that things are picking up finally. Hopefully we can keep it going.
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