I’ll copy this from the official Rangers report on the game, since I liked the text:
Josh Hamilton’s daughter, Julia, turned nine on Sunday. Hamilton promised her at breakfast that he would hit a home run for her, and he did just that. Hamilton hit his first home run of the spring with a two-run shot in the first inning. He also had a double in the third in going 2-for-3 on the day. He is 8-for-17 in the Cactus League after having to deal with a bruised left shoulder earlier in the month.
It broke a power outage problem the Rangers have been having lately. Josh Hamilton also had a double, too. Overall, the Rangers were shut down offensively this game, as we had just six hits. In a reversal of the way things have gone, four of the six hits were extra base hits (the three doubles and a home run).
Pitching wise, Colby Lewis started and pitched like OLD Colby Lewis. 3.1 innings, six hits, six earned runs. Was pretty bad.
Despite the bad pitching performance, we walked just one batter (Lewis).