Two tough nights for the Texas Rangers, on Monday the Rangers lost to the Blue Jays 6-4 and Tuesday lost 10-3. The Toronto Blue Jays have always played well in Arlington, and this streak has certainly carried over this season.
On Monday night Colby Lewis took the mound and had the velocity back in his fastball. He seemed to be locating his pitches well and ultimately was beat by the long ball. Lewis gave up all six of the runs on three home runs to Corey Patterson, Jose Bautista, and Juan Rivera.
The positives in this game included three scoreless innings from Dave Bush and a scoreless ninth inning from Pedro Strop. Also Nelson Cruz who has struggled of late picked up his sixth home run of the year. The Rangers battled back after being down six runs but just weren’t able to finish.
Last night was even worse; Matt Harrison, who had been the surprise of the season, got rocked and only went three innings. Harrison gave up eight hits and seven runs and has brought his ERA for the season up to 3.69. Last night also saw the end of Michael Young’s double digit hit streak.
A positive in this game was Chris Davis; he went two-for-four on the night after being hitless on the season. Davis’ two hits on the game were both for doubles.
We have two more games left in this series and hopefully Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando can salvage the series.