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G121: Seth McClung shuts down Rangers; Rays win 2-1

You know, when we lose 2-1 games, I tend to think along the lines of “Well, we were beaten by a better performance”. That is definitely true, but in this case, this 2-1 loss felt like 10-1 loss, given all the other losses surrounding it in the schedule.
Juan Dominguez threw a shutout through 5 innings, but gave up a couple of hits and a sac fly in the 6th, which gave the Rays their two runs. It was enough because we got one in the first, and that was it. Seth McClung was brilliant, scattering just 3 hits over his 7 innings of work. It’s hard to beat that no matter who the team is.
Steve Karsay looked pretty good again in this game, going 2.2 IP and giving up donut, while striking out two. Given the state of our bullpen, he’s probably a candidate for the pen next year, too.
A loss is a loss, and we’ve got too many of them to recover from now.
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