G130: Rays crush Rangers, 8-4

Well, OK, maybe not crush.  That word implies a score like 17-3 or something like that.   The Rangers only lost by four runs, but it felt bad pretty quickly.   After the top of the second, we were down 6-0 in an outing that Matt Harrison would like to forget.  At this point, he’s got an EXTREMELY slim chance at still getting to 20 wins.  He’d have to sweep the month of September to do that.  We’ll see, but I doubt it now.

Evan Longria led this game, with two home runs.  BJ Upton & Elliot Johnson also got in on this and had home runs of their own.   So that was pretty much the story.  Those four home runs accounted for seven of the eight runs the Rays got.   Honestly – that’s the game, right there.

Mitch Moreland also got his 15th home run, and Josh Hamilton his 36th, but it wasn’t enough.   We were down in a hole early in this game, and we never recovered.