Matt Harrison was freakin fantastic again! Probably not as fantastic as before when it was a complete game shutout. But he did pitch a complete game. This time, he gave up two runs, and it looked like he was going to lose. Nothing more annoying than a complete game loss. If you go all nine, you’re likely going to win.
However, Matt left the game after the ninth, down 2-0. And a Rangers offense that was totally ineffective against the Mariners came up in the bottom of the ninth. Hank Blalock led off with a solo home run to right – a rather titanic shot to make the game 2-1. OK, feeling good, but we still have more work to do. A few batters later, Chris Davis came up, and jacked a two run home run to walk off with the win! That’s two nights in a row with a walk-off. That had to feel good for the Rangers, given how ineffective they were aginst Felix Hernandez all game.
(This commentary is short, due to playing catch up on nine games of commentary at once).