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G28: Rangers lose close one to ChiSox 3-1

Justin Grimm drew the “no offense” short straw in this one.   He actually pitched quite marvelously, but didn’t get the win.  That’s pretty much the definition of “hard luck loser”.   He did give up the three runs the White Sox got, and officially got a quality start.  But he was cruising through the first five. Didn’t allow any runs in the first five innings.   And of the six hits he allowed total, three of them came in the sixth inning.   Grimm did make it back out for the seventh, and retired the two batters he faced in the seventh, but was out at that point.   Felt bad, because the three runs all came on a three run home run.  Outside of that, he had a great outing.  But as Wash says, “That’s the way baseball go”.

Offensively, we had little going on offensively.   Just three hits total by the Rangers.   We were, however, gifted seven walks by the White Sox.  Didn’t amount to much, as we only pushed across a single run in the second inning.   And that run was a solo home run by Adrian Beltre.  None of the other baserunners made any difference.   The other hits were a double by Kinsler, and a single by Leonys Martin, who had replaced Craig Gentry in the game.

Frustrating game on both sides.   It’s also our first series loss of the 2013 season.  They always happen – there’s never been a team that hasn’t lost a series somewhere during the season.  But you still don’t like it when it happens.  :(