G124: Erik Bedard tries Santana impression; beats Rangers 6-2

He was’t quite near as dominant as Johan Santana, but he tried. Bedard was pretty good though. He went seven innings, gave up just five hits and two runs. He struck out 11 Rangers, though. Couple that with the game against Santana, and the Rangers struck out 30 times in two games. The Rangers had a total of five hits in all. Two were by Marlon Byrd, and two were by Nelson Cruz (the fifth by Jason Botts). That was it. We were shut down again.
Padilla was as the MLB recap said “no match” for Bedard. Padilla went 5 innings, gave up seven hits, six runs, and four walks. No strikeouts, and two home runs. Not gonna get it done that way.