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G76: Rangers finally beat the Angels 7-6 on Wed

Was nice to see a win – I think if this game had been a loss, it would have made the night completely miserable as a Rangers fan. It’s still not fun thanks to the “Rogers Rage”, but we at least got a win the way the Angels seem to be getting them lately – bloops. This game felt like ours for the entire run. We were up early, and it felt good, despite the odd feeling of the Rogers Rage from earlier.
Vlad Guerrero hit a home run in the 8th. No surprise there. OK, we’re up 6-4. No biggie. Cordero came in, got a couple of outs, and then gave up a double to Jeff DaVanon. Anaheim sends up Dallas McPherson who had very little at bats lately to face Coco, and he hits a two run home run to tie the game 6-6. Wow, was that a depressing moment. After the first two games, I was feeling good, and all that feeling went out the window when they tied the game.
Fortunately, we managed to win the game in the 11th on a bloop hit by Alfonso Soriano, but the 9th was still a deflating moment. Ricardo Rodriguez was spectacular, going 7.2 innings, giving up three runs, but only one earned. Brian Shouse finished that inning, and then Cordero gave up his couple in the ninth. Kameron Loe came in and pitched a couple of scoreless innings that allowed us to get the win, and take some of the attention (although not much) from Kenny Rogers.
Speaking of Rogers, did anyone watch the TV coverage? They had some really cool camera angles from a camera atop the office buildings out beyond Vandergriff Plaza. During the telecast, Josh said “We’re looking for ideas for a name for this camera”. I jumped online and called it the “Safe from Kenny Cam”, but they didn’t go with that. :)
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