post

G99: Rangers lose rough game, 1-0 to Angels

This was an even more annoying game than the 9-8 loss the night before.
It’s rough when you have four times the number of hits as your opponent, yet you score nothing and still lose the game. CJ Wilson was pretty darned masterful. He allowed only two hits the whole game. One was a double to Macier Izturis, and the other a single to Mark Trumbo. However, the big deal was an error by Endy Chavez in the second, allowing Howie Kendrick to score. Chavez just dropped the ball, allowing Kendrick to score. Kendrick was on base due to being hit by a pitch, and then going to second on a wild pitch by CJ. So it was a short sequence of bad there, but it was the only time they had anything like that.
CJ was awesome other than that. Complete game loss, going eight innings, allowing just the two hits, one unearned run, walking one, and striking out eight. It lowered his season ERA to 2.94, but man. This loss hurt. More than the 9-8 one, because had our chances.
The Rangers had eight hits, including a 3-4 night by Elvis Andrus. Nelson Cruz was also 2-4. I mean in the first we had two men on with one out, and didn’t score. The sixth was worse, as we had the bases loaded. Blew it.
1-0 pitcher’s duels are usually a good thing to watch, but this felt more frustrating than the usual 1-0 game out there.

Speak Your Mind

*