G100: Lee misses win again, but Rangers don’t, 3-1 over A’s

Cliff Lee was freakin’ fantastic! Nine innings pitched. Five singles allowed, no walks, and THIRTEEN strikeouts. He did allow a run, but it was unearned (due to an error by Kinsler when he didn’t cover second on a steal attempt). Nine innings, and 118 pitches. I felt sad for him when we didn’t win it in regulation. He should be perfect in wins and losses since coming here, but we have developed an inability to score any runs for Cliff Lee. I hope that’s not his legacy.
The Rangers went up 1-0 early on when Vlad Guerrero doubled in Michael Young. It sat that way for awhile until the unearned run scored in the top of the sixth, and then there was no more scoring.
Until Nelson Cruz crushed a home run way over the left field wall for a walkoff home run, which is always a good thing.
I was going to go to this game, but I was so beat I wasn’t in the mood to drive to Arlington. Which turned out to be a good thing as I fell asleep on the sofa from 7PM till 8:30PM.
But the Rangers won the game. Which is the bigger deal, but man, you feel bad for Cliff Lee. Really.