The game didn’t end well. It didn’t end well at all. The Oakland A’s finished off the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the 9th on a Brandon Hicks walk off homer. Final Score: Texas 3, Oakland 4…F.
The A’s, Ogando, and the rest of the Rangers bullpen ruined a nice return from Colby Lewis. I guess I shouldn’t say the “rest” of the bullpen because neither Mike Adams or Joe Nathan partcipated in the action. I’m not really sure why Ronnie didn’t utilize two of the key cogs in the Rangers bullpen system, but he didn’t.
Colby Lewis, coming off the DL with forearm tendinitis, pitched 5 solid innings and gave up 3 hits, 1 run, and notched 3 strikeouts. Robbie Ross, relieving Lewis, gave up his first run in a long time. Ogando followed Ross and blew the save as he gave up a 2-run double to Josh Reddick. Michael Kirkman would finish things off and take the loss.
Michael Young, Nelson Cruz, and Craig Gentry led the offense with a RBI each.
T’s Game Notes / Observations:
- Josh Hamilton is not having a very good July. Is that an understatement? Surely no one else has noticed.
- The Rangers sported blue tops and grey bottoms.
- Adrian Beltre was a beast at 3B.
- Brandon Hicks homer was the 1st of his career. That’s defeating.
Upcoming Action: The Rangers are off tomorrow, but start a big time series on Friday against the Angels.