The Rangers dropped 2 to Cle over the past few days. The first game went to free baseball (extra innings for those not in the know). Early on it wasn’t looking good as we got down early but made a strong comeback. Padilla didn’t pitch great nor bad but we got down 6-0 with the help of some not so great defense. However the Rangers have no quit in them and I think a lot of that is due to the new skipper. His positive attitude has really rubbed off and the Rangers came storming back. Down 6-0 we scored 5 in the 6th and were litterly inches away from it being a tie game. Sammy missed a HR, not to mention a MLB Record for HRs in the most ballparks, by an inch at most. It was good to see Sammy still swinging the bat well. Even though we didn’t tie it there and fell down 7-5 after 7, the Rangers grinded it out and pushed it to free baseball tied 7-7. Eyre came in to pitch the 11th and even after a leadoff hit by V. Martinez he tried to wiggle his way out of it. A big K of Michaels put it with 1 out and the double play in order with runners on the corners. I thought Eyre would get out of the inning and let us go to the 12th with some momentum perhaps but it wasn’t meant to be as Peralta singled to left to end the game. We didn’t win nor did we really play well early on but we came back strong and got some big hits when we needed it which is a good sign for things to come.
A lot of people were calling for rain on day 2. They got the game off without much of an issue. An 11am local start time was a welcome sight. There is somethign about baseball during the day that I love. Maybe we should have all done a rain dance because we didn’t play well. We got behind early again as Kam Loe couldn’t duplicate his last outing. I am still excited to see him in the rotation and hope he stays there. The big highlight of this was the HR by Slammin Sammy Sosa that set the record for HRs hit in most ballparks at 44. He didn’t stop there either as he went on to hit another. We couldn’t really put up much else than that and dropped this one 9-4.
Today is a new day though and a chance to prove themselves again. We go into Tor on a small slide but hopefully being out of the weather elements will put them at ease and we will put up some big numbers. Tor is not to be taken lightly though as they have a very solid team from top to bottom. I hope everyone will be watching even if its between timeouts of the Mavs game.
Till Next Time