It’s a week of Division opponents, with four games against Oakland and another three against Seattle, before the Texas Rangers take on the Yankees at home next weekend. Needless to say these games are important, and of these seven the Rangers need to take at least four of them. Last evening the Rangers had the unfortunate luck of taking on the Athletics’ Trevor Cahill. Texas lost the opener 3-1.
Cahill was in traditional form last night and picked up his fourth win of the season. Cahill went seven innings, allowed seven hits and four walks, but did not allow a run. The Rangers weren’t even able to score until the ninth against the closer Brian Fuentes.
C.J. Wilson pitched for the Rangers and went seven innings as well. Wilson allowed eight hits and three walks. Three runs scored against Wilson, but only one was earned. This wasn’t the typical CJ and you can’t necessarily blame the entire game on him. We should see him start again on Wednesday in Seattle.
A great moment for Texas was the eighth inning. Wednesday call-up from Round Rock, Ryan Tucker 24, completed his first inning with the Rangers with three strikeouts. We’ve had great luck with our call-ups, this proves that minor league systems are important for the long-term health of the club.
The boys must step up today and battle back.