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G42: Rangers shut out Houston, 6-0

Whenever there’s a shutout win, you will always look to the pitching in the game. This one was no different.
Kevin Millwood went seven innings, allowing no runs on just four hits, while striking out six. Rick Bauer & Francisco Cordero finished up the last two innings allowing no runs on just one hit (Cordero). The cool thing is that all three of our pitchers allowed no walks combined. That’s always good.
Andy Pettite on the other hand was a victim of the kind of game we usually have against us. Pettite gave up 12 hits in his 6 innings, and 5 of the 6 Ranger runs. Without going back and counting, and awful lot (I’d say about half) of the hits probably shouldn’t have been, they were bloop hits, and ones right on the line, and things of that nature. While we only needed one run from the way our pitching went, we got a lot more than we probably “deserved”.
Still, a win is a win, and I’ll take it.

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