Some things I learned during today’s 10-9 win over the Red Sox:
1. No run is ever safe at Fenway. The Rangers were up 3-0 in the 1st, but quickly saw that lead disappear by the 4th. They would then go up 6-3, but would give back 2 more runs in the bottom of the 5th. They would then score 3 more runs in the 6th and 7th, but would then let the Red Sox tie it 9-9 in the bottom of the 7th. Thankfully, the Rangers would score 1 more in the top of the 9th and Joe Nathan would
2. Roy Oswalt should never ever pitch more than 2 innings. Despite what he says. Oswalt came in in the bottom of the 5th and (ignoring a passed ball by Soto, scoring a run) was able to strike out Shoppach. He then proceeded to pitch a perfect 6th. Then came the 7th… single, double, walk, home run… And we’re tied 9-9. Sigh.
3. I think it may be safe to say that Josh Hamilton has found his swing again. After a 3-5 day, including a triple and a home run (his 30th), Hamilton has now hit safely in his last 7 games with 11 RBI.
4. Replay never works in the Rangers favor. Nelson Cruz hit what looked like a home run from where I sat, but was ruled a foul ball on the field AND after replay. Sigh. Thankfully, it didn’t matter.
5. I don’t think we’re ever going to see Gentry play again. Gentry has only had 1 start since July 29. Yet Michael Young hasn’t sat since June 19.
6. Matt Harrison had his shortest outing since May 2, lasting only 4 2/3 innings. That said, it was announced that Harry had a stomach virus and was given fluids prior to the game. So, there’s that…
7. Alexi Ogando = Bad ass. 2 perfect innings. 2 strike outs.