ST29: Rangers finally win, 5-4 in 10 over Mariners

Colby Lewis did on Sunday kind of what the Cubs starter did on Saturday. Gave up all of his runs in the first inning, then settled down. The Mariners put up a three spot in the first inning, making me not feel so good. We actually went up 1-0 early, but then were down 3-1 after the first. Colby, however, ended up going five as well, and all three runs came in the first. His total line was 5IP, 5H , 3ER, 1BB, 4K. He looked quite good from the second inning on.
Mason Tobin, Darren Oliver, & Dave Bush (who was told he was going to be on the club on Sunday) followed Colby. Bush gave up the other run the Mariners scored, which was the one that sent the game to extra innings.
After Bush were a couple of pitchers who will not be on the club (Derek Hankins & Mark Hamburger). Still, those guys did well, not allowing the Mariners to score in the 9th or 10th.
In what turned out to be his final game as a Texas Ranger, Matt Treanor had the only home run of the game, and his only one this spring training. I’ll write more about that in another post, but it was the biggest blow of our offense. However, we harnessed some old 90’s Rangers feel too by having five doubles.
Michael Young led the way, going 3-5 with 3 RBI’s, including the game winner in the 10th.
Adrian Beltre was 2-4 with an RBI, and it looked like everything he hit was a rocket ball. Haven’t ever watched Beltre up close a lot. But man, he can whomp the ball.
Was nice to pull out a win in the 10th inning. I usually dread those, as it seems like 99 times out of 100 we lose when we play exactly ten innings.
Only three more spring games left at this point. We’ve left Surprise, and I’ll be at the last one in Round Rock on Wednesday evening. Even with all the “uh-oh’s” cropping up at the end of camp, one still gets excited about opening day! :)