It’s been a great day after a long freaking week. Took the afternoon off to hang out with my infant son, I ran 7 miles, the Angels lost, the Rangers gained a game, and I drank a bottle of red wine.
Derek Holland made his second start off the DL, throwing 106 pitches over 7 2/3 innings, allowing 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 4. Yes it was against the Mariners and at Safeco, but if he can come close to duplicating last years 2nd half, watch out.
Mike Adams pitched a 1/3 of an inning. Joe Nathan made it interesting in the 9th giving up 3 seeing eye singles, an error by Michael Young and a wild pitch. Nathan has now given up a run in 3 of his last 5 appearances. He also issued only his 5th walk. He has 45 strike outs this season.
Kinsler had an RBI  single in the 5th. Beltre had a 2-run HR  in the 6th.
End of the Bench Notes
- This is the 8th game of the month and the team only has scored 20 runs
- The Rangers have the 3rd best ERA in the A.L.
- The Rangers starters have a 42-29 record
RH Yu Darvish [10-5, 3.59 ERA, 123 ERA+ , 1.43 WHIP] versus RH Felix Hernandez [6-5, 3.13 ERA, 119 ERA+, 1.22 WHIP]