Feldman took the mound again and threw and absolute beauty of a game leading the Rangers to a win. He pitched 8 strong innings, giving up 7 hits and no runs! He kept the ball down, mixed up his pitches and got through with the Rangers only putting 2 runs on the board.
I’m not sure who this Scott Feldman is that has graced us with his presence lately, but I like him. He can keep pitching. I was getting a little worried when Yu and Harrison (the only two consistent guys in our rotation) had tough games lately. Who can we depend on? Apparently this Scott Feldman is picking up the slack.
The Rangers got on the board in the third inning off a White Sox error and Josh Hamilton scored. After a Nelson Cruz double in the fifth and a couple of ground outs he came around to score making it 2-0 for the rest of the game.
Joe Nathan came in to close it out and with a couple of amazing grabs by Elvis and David Murphy the Rangers finally snapped their slump. We stay ahead of the A’s by 4 games (where the hell did they come from?) and the Angels by 5…Let’s keep it up boys. We can’t afford to let those guys get close!
FINAL: Rangers 2, White Sox 0
End of Game Notes
- Hamilton was back in the lineup tonight at DH but he was batting 5th. I actually think this is great. Drop him in the lineup, take some pressure off of him and let’s get him out of this slump he’s been in.
- Neftali was scratched from his minro league start today due to elbow tightness…Does that sound like he’s gonna have surgery to anyone else?
- We take on the Angels tomorrow…Oh please don’t lose.
- The trade deadline is grower nearer…Are we going to try and get someone for the starting rotation?