G29: Rangers lose again (5-4), fans sigh.

Those who know me know I don’t write about losses to the Yankees. Those same people should also know I don’t like playing 10 inning games. 14-15, or even longer – no problem. But 10? Hate them. We lose most of them. This was another for that pile.
Darren Oliver faced one batter in the bottom. Hideki Matsui. On the second pitch – bam. Home run, game over, walkoff for the A’s.
Our offense was still in low gear. Two doubles, six singles. Six walks helped, but we still couldn’t plate enough to win the game. The last time we were in Oakland before this it was great. We won the division. This time, not so much – we fell out of first place.