G129: Rangers beat Devil Rays, stop slide

The Rangers finally managed to beat the Devil Rays on Thursday night. The fact that I have to make a point out of that is sad. We are down seven games to the A’s now as we (IMO) limp home to face the A’s. We have three games against them, and we could end up four out. Or we could end up a whole lot worse. My gut feeling says we’ll take 1 of the 3.
Anyway, the Devil Rays series was just depressing, I didn’t want to write about it. Although on Thursday night, we got a glimmer of what made the Rangers trade David Dellucci to the Phillies at the end of spring training. Robinson Tejeda went for us, and ever since he beat us back in Philly last June, he’s struck me as one of those types with great talent, but no control, mostly due to his young age. But tonight Tejeda went 7.2 Innings, giving up just two runs on 5 hits. I didn’t see most of the game, but his line looked pretty good.
Offensively we managed to get nine hits in all. Carlos Lee & Gerald Laird had two each, the rest were scattered, with no other Ranger getting more than one. Tex, Blalock, & Lee all doubled, and Carlos Lee also had a home run – something he was lauded for before the trade, but seems to be not doing much since donning Texas blue.
It’s always nice to get a win, but we should have had way more than just ONE in the Tampa series. Sigh.