G134: Darvish wins again, 8-4 over Royals

The Rangers go into Kansas City, a mild “house of horrors” in recent years, and seemingly weren’t bothered by that.   They were up 6-0 going into the bottom of the 6th before they surrendered any runs at all.   Yu Darvish got another win.   It was a good win for the Rangers.  Any win is a good win, of course, but this one in particular I liked because it happened in Kansas City.

Darvish didn’t dominate like he did in the past few starts.   He did go seven innings, and technically had a quality start, as he only allowed three runs.  He only allowed three hits and just one walk.   Actually, he did quite well early on, as the Royals didn’t score until the 6th.  But Darvish had a bad sixth, and allowed three runs.  Usually that kind of thing is an “exit performance”, but Darvish came back out for the seventh, and threw a shutout.  While his line indicates he had a great outing, that three run sixth kind of threw a spanner into the works.  Still, a win is a win, and he had good numbers, so I should just go with that.  :)

This was a very “power” game for our offense.  That’s because we had just nine hits overall, but FIVE of them were home runs, and one double.  Just three lone, very small looking singles.  :)    The home runs came from:

  • Geovany Soto (9) in the second, a three run home run
  • Josh Hamilton (38) in the third, a solo home run
  • Adrian Beltre (28) in the sixth, a solo home run
  • Nelson Cruz (22) in the sixth, a solo home run
  • Michael Young (5) in the ninth, a two run home run

There was more to this game, but when 100% of your offense is powered by home runs, there’s not much else to talk about offense wise.

Wish I could have seen it.  :(