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ST13: Rangers muted in 4-1 loss to Cubs

Mute is an interesting choice of words to describe our offense. We did score, but we certainly couldn’t muster much of anything. In all the Rangers managed just three hits against the Cubbies. They had a single by David Murphy, another single by Taylor Teagarden, and a home run by Justin Smoak. The home run by Smoak was all the offense we got.
Our pitching wasn’t exactly awful – 4 runs for a whole game, while not stellar, isn’t BAD either. Overall, the three Rangers pitchers combined for nine hits and four earned runs. We did, however, go back to our good ways with walks – just one (Beltre). Neftali Feliz started, and I’m starting to think he won’t make the rotation, he seems to have issues with guys when they get to the second time around in the lineup. Feliz went three innings, gave up six hits and three runs. There was one scoreless inning tossed by Omar Beltre, who was then followed by four innings by CJ Wilson, who also was pretty good. Three hits, one run, and five punchouts.
But the lack of offense was disappointing, for sure.