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ST28: Rangers lose 2nd in a row to Brewers, 7-4

After the fiasco of losing 11-10 to the Brewers, one was hoping for some redemption on Friday night. In a televised game, the Rangers went up against the Milwaukee Brewers. Kevin Millwood took the mound, and had a line that looked fairly ugly, even if it pretty much wasn’t his fault.
The good stuff in Kevin’s performance was that he went six innings and gave up just four hits. He did however, walk three, and allowed six runs, although three of them were unearned. That came after an Elvis Andrus error. If you take out the unearned runs, it qualified for a quality start, but it still was six runs surrendered. It just felt “bad”, even if the line wasn’t terribly awful. The three relievers was pretty decent. CJ Wilson had a scoreless inning with no hits, Derrick Turnbow went one, gave up a run on one hit and a walk, and Josh Rupe had a one hit no run inning. Wasn’t awful, but the three unearned runs really hurt this game.
Offensively, we were led by Chris Davis, Taylor Teagarden, & Michael Young. Young, in his first game back from the minor injury went 2-3 with a solo home run to right center field in the first inning. Teagarden went 3-3, although he didn’t have any RBI’s. Chris Davis, however, went 3-4, scoring twice, and with two RBI’s. He was definitely the leader here. His two RBI’s came on a two run home run in the sixth inning. Other offensive notes were three doubles (Andrus, Teagarden, & Davis), a triple by Taylor Teagarden, and the aforementioned home runs by Young & Davis.
Michael Young also had an error in addition to the Andrus one. A disappointing loss for sure, the three unearned runs in the first inning definitely were a major factor in this loss.