With Hamilton and Beltre both out of the lineup tonight, I’m not going to lie…I was a little worried. I don’t know why, I just had one of those weird feelings.
Neftali Feliz took the mound tonight against Drew Hutchison and the Blue Jays.
After taking his last start off and spending a couple of innnings in the pen, Nefty was back in the rotation today. He looked good the first couple of innings and got some major backup from his offense when the Rangers put up 5 runs in the top of the second. Rangers 5-0.
Damn, nice inning guys. But that nice, cushy lead wouldn’t last long…In the bottom of the third Nefty walked two and then Kelly Johnson smacked one over the left center fence. Rangers 5-3.
Next batter? Jose Bautista. What did he do? Bombed one over the fence. Man, where did that come from? I know you’re good Bautista, but you haven’t hit crap this year. You had to hit one right after Johnson? Trying to show him up, huh?
The Rangers got another run on the board in the fourth making the score 6-4, but this game was far from over. Robbie Ross came into the sixth in relief of Nefty with two runners on, but got out of it. Go Cowgirl!
Ross came back in the seventh to try and shut the Jays down but ran into some trouble when Elvis made his first error of the season. A couple of singles, and a couple of what definitely looked like errors to me later, the Blue Jays were up 7-6. What the hell just happened?
The Rangers faced their old teammates Darren Oliver and Francisco Cordero in the 8th and 9th innings…Oliver got the best of our boys in the 8th but Ol’ Frankie had a bit of trouble in the ninth.
With two outs the Rangers decided they weren’t ready to go home that easily, and Kinsler and Andrus singled. With runners on first and third I’m sure the last person Frank wanted to see was Michael Young at the plate (I loved it though!!! Sigh of relief….whoooo!). Old Faithful, Mikey, singled up the middle and scored the tying run. 7-7!!
Well my excitement didn’t last long when Mike Adams entered in the bottom of the ninth and gave up a walk off home run off the top of the left field wall to Brett Lawrie. I shouldn’t have looked! That always happens to me! Well that’s depressing.
But let’s not sing the blues yet people. It’s only the Rangers second road loss in their first 11 road games. Not too shabby. Let’s do what we do best and put this behind us. Tomorrow is a new day and a new game. Take Wash’s words….That’s how baseball go.
FINAL: Rangers 7, Blue Jays 8