You always love games where the Rangers score four runs in the bottom of the first. It kind of sets the tone generally for the game. After the first frame, we were up 4-1. However, it didn’t stay that way. After two, we were up just 4-3. Then after four, we were down 5-4. After 7, 6-5, and after 9, the final score of 9-5. Sigh. So much for rushing out to an early lead. It didn’t hold up at all this game.
The feel good thing about the first was a three run home run by Nelson Cruz into the Rangers’ bullpen. Loved that. Was feeling good. However, Yu Darvish was bad Yu this game, and he couldn’t hold a lead. His overall line was pretty bad. 6.1 IP, 8H, 6R (5ER), 3BB, and 6K. Also had 118 pitches, so he was wild, too. It’s a short one. Rangers got out to a big early lead on a home run, and couldn’t hold it.