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September 2003 Updates

NOTE (Aug 5, 2007): When I moved my 2003 entries over into Movable Type’s blog format in the Summer of 2007, I discovered I stopped writing about the 2003 season on September 12th. I usually leave a note when I skip games, but I did no such thing this time. Don’t know why I ended it when I did. Probably got too disgusted with the way the season was going.

If I locate the games on a server somewhere later on, I’ll add them back in and remove this note. I am curious to see if anyone actually reads this, so if you do, please leave a comment just letting me know you read this. I have to admit to being curious to know if anyone ever looks in my old game recaps at all.

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G147: Rangers lose to A’s, Zito 9-3

When this game started I figured we’d have no chance. Barry Zito vs. Ryan Drese. However, Drese hung with Zito, and in the third inning we did something unheard of and scored three runs at a time against Zito. Drese stayed with it, and gave up just one run through six innings, and was surprisingly looking like a good pitcher.
Then the wheels fell off in the 7th. We gave up a 5 spot in the 7th, and then three more in the 9th for good measure. We give up 6 walks, a sure recipe for disaster. The shame of this game is that Drese looked good, and pitched well enough for a win, save for the 7th inning. Disappointing, but I can’t say I’m surprised.
At least Anaheim lost, but I think if we rely on games solely against Anaheim to catch up to them, it’ll be bad. We have got to pick up more ground before we play them head to head.
Game notes are here.

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G146: Rangrs shut down by M’s, 8-2

Sigh. I watched this game, and we never got anything going. Outside of two sac flies by Arod, that’s all the offense we got, and the pitching was well…. Ranger pitching.
So I repeat.. Sigh. Game notes are here.