I’ve been a little worried lately with all of the injuries. I’m somewhat convinced a meteor is going to crash into our bullpen one of these days, but miss everyone else. What? They are dropping like flies lately.
Tonight the Rangers brought up Justin Grimm, the Rangers fifth round pick in 2010, to take on the Astros. He’s the eighth starting pitcher for the Rangers this season. I’m not going to lie. I was a little scared.
BUT…I trust the front office. The Nolan and Daniels would not have brought him up if they didn’t feel he was ready. They were right.
Grimm only allowed three runs over six innings and struckout seven. He didn’t walk a batter and helped the Rangers win the Silver Boot Trophy for the 6th straight year. Pretty impressive for a 23 year old rookie.
The bats were quiet during the first couple of innings (well the first 5 innings to be exact) and the Astros got on the board first. Not to worry, the boys bounced back nicely in the sixth with a rally started by Gentry and Kinsler.
A couple of runs and a Nelly boomstick later the Rangers rolled on to an 8-3 win over the Astros.
FINAL: Rangers 8, Astros 3
End of Game Notes:
- Justin Grimm was the first pitcher since Steven Strasburg to have at least 7 strikeouts and no walks.
- Hamilton was released from the hospital and is expected to workout Sunday and return to the lineup on Monday.
- Colby Lewis will make his start tomorrow going for his third consecutive complete game.