ST27: Rangers shut down by Giants, 6-2

Matt Harrison started this game, and pitched quite well.   Six innings, six hits, one run, one walk, struck out seven.   91 pitches, so he had a good outing.

Problem is Matt Cain and the Giants were a bit better.  Cain’s line was seven innings, just three hits and two earned runs, struck out six.  However, two of the three hits were back to back solo home runs by Mitch Moreland & Mike Napoli in the second inning.  That was it other than a double by Josh Hamilton which didn’t amount to anything.   We did get a few more hits off of their bullpen guys, but no more runs.

There’s not a ton to say about this one, except the starting combo of Cain vs Harrison was a good pitching matchup.

Luis Hernandez played short, and while he did have a throwing error, he did also make a couple of really trememdous defensive plays.  More than made up for his error, IMO.  If he doesn’t make the club, I’d say he’s one of the final cuts.  He’s looking pretty good in the field.

Tateyama also continued to stink it up, allowing three runs (two earned) in his innign of work.  Was charged with the blown save AND the loss.