G26: Rangers shut out Devil Rays, 3-0

After his last start, and ending up the first month of the season without a single win, I dropped Kameron Loe from several fantasy teams I had him on. That’s usually a sign that something good will happen to him, and it did.
Kameron Loe sparkled tonight in St. Petersburg against the Rays. Kam went seven innings, giving up no runs on four hits, striking out 3, and walking none. He looked great, the game moved quickly, it was probably his best performance of the season. Following him up were Francisco Cordero (8th) & Akinori Otsuka (9th). Both relief pitchers tossed a perfect inning to keep the shutout in place.
Seth McClung, who gave up about 85 runs the last time he was on the mound against Texas, was just as a good as Loe. In fact, McClung went 7, gave up just five hits, and three strikeouts. However, McClung had two walks, and gave up two runs. One was the first run of the game on a home run to Rod Barajas in the fith. Even after that, he still seemed pretty good. We didn’t score again until the eighth when McClung came out, put someone on, and then Lugo allowed the inherited runner, and one of his own to score.
The total pitching line:
Texas Pitchers: 9IP, 4H, 0R, 5K, 0BB, 0HR
Tampa Pitchers: 9IP, 6H, 3ER, 3K, 4BB, 1HR
Was definitely a pitcher’s duel. Definitely an enjoyable game. We’ll end today in first place, too. :)