G140: Rangers shut out, lose 6-0

Nelson Cruz & David Murphy had singles.  That’s IT.   James Shields just shut us down.   Two singles, no walks, struck out eight times.  Our offense did nothing.

Roy Oswalt started this, and is probably done.  Two innings, six hits, four earned runs, just ugh.

Bleargh for this one.


G139: More extras, we win this time, 4-2

Jurickson Profar!   Should we buy into it totally at this point?  :)

It was a big pitching duel for sure.  Yu Darvish pitched awesome, but got a no decision.  Eight innings, two hits and two runs (just one earned).  Eight strikeouts and two walks on 96 pitches.  He deserved a win.  Didn’t get it.  But at least we got one.     The Rays only had three hits total.  Two by Darvish, one by Mike Adams.  Was a great pitching performance all around.  I would have been very annoyed if we didn’t at least get the win.

Josh Hamilton got his 40th home run of the season, a two run shot in the 4th inning.  Geovany Soto had a double, but the most important hit was the one hit that Jurickson Profar got in the 10th inning, a two run one that won the game.   Didn’t get to see it, wish I would have.


G138: Rangers lose in walkoff in extras 3-1

Given I just talked about extra innings a lot the last few games, I go and get one of these, that usually make me review the game with “Shit!”.   So I’m not going to say much, because we lose in a walkoff on the road.

But I’d be remiss in not talking about Derek Holland, who rocked this game.  8 innings, just two hits allowed.   One of the hits was a solo home run for the run.   Walked two, but struck out eleven in eight innings.   Oh, Michael Young got a home run – not something he does often.

Mark Lowe blew it at the end and lost the game.   Shit.