I don’t think any Rangers fan with doubt that awesomeness of Justin Grimm’s first major-league outing. He just rocked it. However, his second outing was quite the opposite – he got rocked himself! His line was so bad, I think I heard Mark Clark somewhere saying “Man that was bad!”
Justin lasted just one inning. 52 pitches!! That he was able to complete the first inning seems to be some sort of minor victory. Or maybe a major one. Anyway he gave up eight hits and one walk for total of six earned runs. Definitely way out there on the awful scale. There’s really no way to paint this in a positive light. It was pretty darned atrocious.
Michael Kirkman followed, and pitched most of the rest of the game. Five innings for Mike; gave up two hits, two walks and two runs. struck out five though. Not dominating but a pretty good job. Mark Lowe however, was significantly better. Three innings pitched no hits no runs two walks. If he started the game, we might’ve been better off.
Offensively, we had the same number of hits as Detroit (10). However runs were much harder to come by for Texas. We only had two of them and they both came in the bottom of the seventh. In typical Rangers fashion, they both came on a homerun. Josh Hamilton hit a homerun and it scored Leonys Martin. That was it for our scoring.
We were pretty much done in early by the awful inning from Justin Grimm. Not much else to add to this one.