G101: Rangers look bad in 15-8 drubbing

I’m not going to say a lot about this game.  It was bad.  Granted, we did score 8, which was a lot more than we’ve been scoring lately.   We actually were up 2-1 at one point.  But that was a small sliver of good in this steaming pile of {censored}.  :)

Roy Oswalt wasn’t good.  5.1IP.  96 pitches.  11 Hits (three of which were home runs).  8 earned runs.   It didn’t get much better with what came out of the bullpen:

  • Robbie Ross: 0.2IP, 3H, 1BB, 4R, 21P
  • Michael Kirkman: 3IP, 2H, 3BB, 3R, 57P

Just atrocious.   Funny thing is, the Angels pitching wasn’t that great, either.  Their lines:

  • Ervin Santana: 5IP, 4H, 1BB, 3R, 69P
  • Jerome Williams: 4IP, 8H, 1BB, 5R, 83P

Of the five total pitchers for both sides, only Kirkman was the one who did not give up a home run.

Josh Hamilton (29), Nelson Cruz (15), & Mike Napoli (17) all had home runs for the Rangers.  In fact, Hamilton had a good night overall.   He went 3-4 with 1 RBI, scoring twice.

However, the big deal here was easily Kendry Morales.   He was only 2-5, however, those two were both home runs, and they both came in the same inning.  One was a grand slam, too, so he had 6RBI in the same inning.  A most impressive feat.  Put him near that inning that Fernando Tatis had some years ago where he had two grand slams in the same inning off of Chan Ho Park (as a Dodger).

So while the offense woke up a bit, the pitching was pretty bad.  In fact, it can best be described as a load of tottenham.  A steaming pile of hotspur.  (Go ahead, look that up).  I’m also calling out Mr. Yuk on the pitching.


OK, I ended up writing more than I thought I would.  But not much of it is good.  Pbbbbt.  :)