G91: Rangers lose in Boston in 11, 3-2

Well, Cliff Lee made his second Rangers start on Saturday night, and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch any of it. I had taken my daughter out to a Grand Prairie Air Hogs game, and that was a blast. However, since I have a five year old daughter, she wanted to spend a boatload of time in the playground that they have out there. So I had a ton of time spent in the playground. Fortunately, I had my iPhone with me, so I was able to watch the game sort of on “MLB At Bat”. It wasn’t a great way to pay close attention, but I wasn’t able to do that really, as it was bloody hot out at the AirHogs game, and yet at the same time, I could generally see what was going on.
There wasn’t a ton of offense going on in this game, so I was watching my iPhone app put up a lot of zeroes. The Sox put up a single run in the first, the Rangers had a two spot in the top of the sixth, which put us up 2-1, and Cliff Lee was cruising. He went into the ninth inning again, which he did in his first outing, and Cliff’s like fourth or fifth in a row or something like that. We had two outs in the bottom of the ninth with a man on, and Kevin Youkilis doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth.
A couple of innings later, Youkilis sac flies in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th, and that was frustrating. That’s two starts by Cliff Lee that we lost due to a really close score, and one that if we hit like we normally did, we’d have won. I really hope Cliff Lee doesn’t turn into our guy who ends up with no run support.
Still, we’re up 2-1 in the series at this point, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of in Boston.