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ST13: Rangers lose game and Young to White Sox, 12-8

The story of this game should have been the Rangers facing off against one of their former stud pitchers, John Danks. Not the four or 5 paragraphs of Sammy Sosa the AP News wire story talked about. Or what more Ranger fans were concerned about, that being the beaning of Michael Young – who required a hospital trip and a surgical procedure to fix some damage from being plunked with a pitch. Mark Teixeira is also out too, which is never good.
As for our pitching… Ron Mahay didn’t give up any runs. That’s about all I can say good about that.
John Danks gave up 2 runs (1ER) in his two innings of work. I would have liked to have SEEN that, but I couldn’t – stupid no broadcasts in Spring Training! :) Gavin Floyd, who I know from Philadelphia as an underachiever really stunk up the joint. 9 hits, 2 walks, 6ER in 3.2IP. That’s kind of what I remember from his Philly days. Unfortunately, another former Philly boy, Vicente Padilla wasn’t that much better in the stink department this day. The best thing you could say is he didn’t walk anyone.
Sammy Sosa was 2-3, and Marlon Byrd was 2-4. Hairston & Sosa doubled, all the rest of our hits were singles. Still, I’m more concerned about how long it will take Michael Young to bounce back from his injury.

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
CHI WHITE SOX        1  3  0   0  0  0   1  6  1  12 15  3
TEXAS                0  3  3   0  0  0   2  0  0   8 12  1   FINAL
WP - JOHN DANKS (1-0) LP - WES LITTLETON (0-2) SAVE - RYAN BUKVICH (2)
HOME RUNS: CHA - A.J. PIERZYNSKI (3) OFF VICENTE PADILLA IN THE 1ST LUIS TERRERO (2) OFF FRANK FRANCISCO IN THE 6TH ANDY GONZALEZ (2) OFF WES LITTLETON IN THE 8TH
TIME: 3:07 ATT: 7,531
CHI WHITE SOX (12) AT TEXAS (8)
CHI WHITE SOX AB R H BI TEXAS AB R H BI D Erstad cf 4 0 1 1 K Lofton cf 3 0 1 0 A Cunningham pr-l 1 0 1 1 F Guzman cf 2 0 0 0 P Ozuna 3b 4 0 0 1 I Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 0 A Pierzynski c 3 1 2 1 D Meyer 2b 1 0 0 0 D Lucy ph-c 2 0 0 0 M Young ss 2 1 1 0 J Fields dh 2 1 0 0 R Vazquez pr-ss 2 0 0 0 R Valido ph 1 0 0 0 S Sosa rf 3 2 2 1 R Mackowiak lf 3 0 1 0 J Botts rf-lf 2 1 1 0 J Owens lf-cf 1 2 1 0 H Blalock 3b 2 0 1 1 A Cintron ss 3 1 1 0 M Kata 3b 1 0 1 0 A Gonzalez ss 2 1 1 3 M Byrd lf-rf 4 2 2 0 L Terrero rf 4 2 2 2 B Wilkerson 1b 3 0 0 0 C Rogowski 1b 3 2 2 1 N Gold 1b 2 0 0 1 P Lopez 2b 5 2 3 2 C Stewart c 1 1 1 2 S Manriquez c 2 0 0 1 J Hairston Jr dh 4 0 1 2 TOTALS 38 12 15 12 TOTALS 37 8 12 8
CHI WHITE SOX 130 000 161 -- 12 TEXAS 033 000 200 -- 8
E--A Gonzalez 3, S Manriquez. DP--CHI WHITE SOX 1, TEXAS 2. LOB--CHI WHITE SOX 6, TEXAS 9. 2B--D Erstad, A Cintron, C Rogowski, J Hairston Jr, S Sosa. 3B--P Lopez. HR--A Pierzynski 1 (3) (off V Padilla), L Terrero 1 (2) (off F Francisco), A Gonzalez 1 (2) (off W Littleton). SB--L Terrero 1 (2), J Owens 1 (2). CS--R Mackowiak, I Kinsler. S--P Ozuna, M Kata. SF--C Stewart. IP H R ER BB SO HR CHI WHITE SOX G Floyd 3 2-3 9 6 6 2 3 0 C Malone 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 J Danks (W,1-0) 3 2 2 1 1 3 0 R Bukvich (S,2) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 TEXAS V Padilla 4 8 4 4 0 4 1 R Mahay 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 F Francisco 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 W Littleton (L,0-2) 1-3 1 4 4 3 0 1 F Cruceta 2-3 2 2 2 1 0 0 F German 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
WP--C Malone, V Padilla. HBP--M Young by G Floyd, C Rogowski by F German, M Byrd by G Floyd. SO--CHA: P Ozuna 2, L Terrero 2, D Erstad, R Mackowiak. TEX: J Hairston Jr 2, S Sosa, B Wilkerson, R Vazquez, J Botts, F Guzman. BB--CHA: J Fields 2, C Rogowski, L Terrero, J Owens. TEX: H Blalock, I Kinsler, C Stewart. T--3:07. A--7,531.