G5: Millwood gets shaft again; Rangers lose 2-1

Kevin Millwood is finally pitching like the guy we signed him to a couple of years ago. He’s pitched 14 innings over his two starts and has an ERA of 1.29. Fantastic numbers. Unfortunately, his W-L record is 0-2. He really looked good out there, had some nasty curveballs I can’t recall seeing before – looked almost like Zito in his prime curveballs. This is a very good thing. Kevin did have too many hits (12) for the innings he pitched (8). He did a great job.
However, Jeff Weaver was much better. Seven innings, three hits, and zero runs. In fact the 1 the Rangers got was a solo shot by David Murphy.
There’s not much else to say about this one other than it was a good old fashioned pitcher’s duel. Don’t get many of them anymore. As such, I’m not writing about the offense in this one.
Was a nice one to see if you like pitching.