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ST21: Rangers beat A’s 8-5 behind 6 run third

This game started off poorly. Kris Benson started the game, and went four innings, giving up five hits and a walk. This lead to four earned runs on his slate. All in the first inning. So we were in an immediate hole. A feeling Rangers fans should be used to, unfortunately.
Offensively we brought it back in the third with a six spot of our own. That was enough to win the game, actually right there. It reminds me of something a friend of mine said a few years back. That was he doesn’t mind lots of offense, but he prefers it be balanced out, and not in bombs like that. He said 12-9 games don’t bother him, but when you get like a 2-2-1-3-1 type of deal, not a 9 and a 3. Anyway, we had twelve hits in all, and the hits were pretty balanced. Everyone had just one, except Omar Vizquel who I think had his best day of the spring, going 3-5 with a run and an RBI. One of Omar’s hits was a double. We had two more of those (Murphy & B Harrison) as well as a triple (Boggs), and a home run (Marlon Byrd).
Byrd is doing pretty well, and has apparently pushed out Andruw Jones, as some quotes came out saying that Jones would not be added to our roster by Friday (first out day for him).
Yesterday and today were busy days for me at work, I didn’t even get to box score watch this game, and I probably shouldn’t be taking the time to write this little bit, but I didn’t want to take two mulligans in a row. That’s for an 8 or 9 game losing streak in August (which I hope doesn’t happen, mind you).

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