G29: Rangers shutout Red Sox, 7-0

This one is simple.

Derek Holland was bringing it.   8IP, 6H, 1BB, 0R, 9K, 112P.   Best outing of the year.

Our offense woke up.  EIGHTEEN hits, comprising of three doubles and fifteen singles.  Three walks thrown in there.

That was it.  Big bop bats, and stellar pitching will lead to wins like this every time.  Need more of it!

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”. [Read more…]

G27: Rangers drop game to Sox 5-2

This is a game we lost, but outhit our opponent.  Whenever that happens, I always see it as a game of missed opportunities.  Due to work and family stuff, I didn’t see or hear any of this game, so I’m saying this before looking at the recap or the box scores.    Taking a quick look at the box score, I see we left nine men on base.  Yeah, that kind of number kind of proves “missed opportunities”.     [Read more…]

G26: Big inning leads to 10-6 win

It was a Yu Darvish game.   I’m getting the feeling when Darvish pitches that you used to get when Nolan Ryan pitched.  You always felt SOMETHING was going to happen, and you started the game expecting to win it.    So when Darvish got down 2-0 in the first inning, I was midly bummed.  Not that I expected the “Perfect game” Darvish every time out.  But I expected him to hold the line a little better early on. [Read more…]

G21: Rangers blow out Angels, win 11-3

It was Wednesday evening.  I was working.  I was working most of the evening, actually, so I didn’t have time to check into this game.   As such, I didn’t care too much that I’d get it spoiled.   So it was late, and I saw a few of my friends on Facebook being rather happy talking about Nelson Cruz, and “that was a great inning” in their updates (Hi Rose!).   So I thought I’d check in and see what was going on.  Turns out I missed the biggest offensive inning of the year to date.  We tagged nine runs on the Angels in the top of the fourth inning!!

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G20: Rangers lose in extras, 5-4

This one irritated me.   In fact, it irritated me so much, all I want to write is “Well, crap!”

Don’t like going to extra innings, as we generally lose those.  We lost this.    My boy, Smokin’ Joe Ortiz lost the game, giving up a walkoff home run.  Bummer.  Still like him a lot!  :)

OK, I wrote a little.  But basically..   “CRAP!”