Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again…
Okay, so the Giants beat the Rangers in the 2010 World Series. Let’s get that out of the way right now. Yes, we all remember. And yes, it’s the 1st time the teams have met since. Okay, that’s enough.
Matt Freaking Harrison and Craig Freaking Gentry are the real story here as they led the Rangers to a victory over the San Francisco Baseball Giants. Mr Harrison provided a 5 hit, complete game shut out behind Craig Gentry’s 5 hits and 2 RBI. So let’s look at a brief scoring recap…
How about a lead off ding dong for Ian Kinsler? Damn right. That’s how the Rangers started things off early against Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants. Rangers 1, Giants 0.
And after a lead off double in the 4th by Mr. Nelson Cruz, and an act of small ball (kind of) by Yorvit Torrealba that moved Nelly to 3rd, the Rangers extended their lead on a RBI single by Craig Gentry. Rangers 2, Giants 0.
#22. Do I have to say anything further? Josh Hamilton, 5th inning, a Barry Zito meat ball over the middle of the plate, and consequently, parked into the stands for his 22 home run of the year. I may have did a little forward roll celebration after that one. Rangers 3, Giants 0.
So the 6th inning came upon the Rangers and they showed it the middle finger. Craig Gentry found his way on 2nd base and Kinsler thought kindly of it and decided to knock him in. Rangers 4, Giants 0.
And finally in the 9th with the bases loaded, superstar Craig Gentry strutted to the plate all confident-like, and padded the Rangers lead on his 5th hit of the night. Rangers 5, Giants 0. Yes, you read that right…5 hits for Craig Gentry. 5 hits.
Thank you Matt Harrison and please Rangers, build off of it.
T’s Observations / Game Notes:
- The Rangers got their 1st win at ATT park…ever.
- Matt Harrison tied David Price (Tampa Bay) for the most AL victories with 8.
- Every single Ranger got a hit tonight. Thank you offense.
- Barry Zito is not a good base runner. And tonight, he wasn’t a very good pitcher either.
- Watching baseball on a Friday night with a glass of whiskey is definitely the way to go…or so I’ve heard.
Upcoming Action: The Giants host the Rangers again tomorrow at 3:05 pm central. Scott Feldman tows the gas station rubber against Ryan Volgesong.