Before the game Texas Rangers’ skipper Ron Washington said if you wanted to hit a home run at the coliseum you had better do it during the day. The Rangers listened to Ron’s advice and defeated the Oakland Athletics 11 to 2 on Saturday afternoon.
For the Rangers, Nelson Cruz hit his seventh home run of the season and Mike Napoli picked up his sixth of the year. We also saw Michael Young’s first home run of the season in one of the deeper parts of the park. Everyone in the game had hits on the game except for Mitch Moreland who was 0 for 3.
After a dormant offense on Friday night this was really a gem to watch. It was the old fashioned Rangers who were all trying to knock the cover off of the ball.
Yesterday’s game also showed us what we hope to be, the return of Colby Lewis. Lewis who has struggled of late was impressive. The right-hander went eight innings allowing only six hits and two runs. Both runs allowed in the game were solo home runs. Colby also seemed to be able to channel his fastball pitch earning six and only walking one.
The Rangers tie up the series with Oakland and hope to win again today with Derek Holland on the mound.