This is a game with not a lot of pitching, so I’m just gonna hit some of the notable highlights, as opposed to have actual commentary:
- Andrus was 3-4 with 3 runs scored
- Hamilton was 3-5 with 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI
- Beltre was 0-3, but still had 2 RBI
- Two of Hamilton’s three hits were a triple and a home run
- Hamilton’s home run was his 30th of the season
- We had home runs from Mitch Moreland (solo), Josh Hamilton (2 run), Geovany Soto (2 run), & Nelson Cruz (solo)
- Ian Kinsler had a stolen base
- Joe Nathan got his 23rd save
- Josh Beckett gave up eight earned runs in 5 innings
- Roy Oswalt agreed to pitch out of the bullpen – shocker!
We come home to face the Tigers, the team we beat to get back to the World Series again. The Rangers record is 65-45, the best record in the AL at the moment. The Tigers are five games back of that pace. I’m going to the game Saturday night, it’s the big 40th anniversary game. Ought to be fun!