Rangers Win a Game They Weren’t Expected To


Last night Dave Bush took the mound for the Texas Rangers, this was a spot start due to a blister from Matt Harrison. (This team has more blister problems than I have seen ever before). The Rangers down 3-0 early were able to come back, just like the Mavericks, and win the game 7-4.

Down by three runs in the fifth inning, Yorvit Torrealba picked up a sac hit to score Nelson Cruz. Endy Chavez hit a single, and Ian Kinsler picked up a walk, from here Elvis Andrus and Josh Hamilton had back-to-back RBI singles to tie the game.

With the game tied Torrealba had another RBI, this time on a sac-fly. Endy Chavez hit a triple to score Mitch Moreland, and Chavez scored on a throwing error from the catcher. Endy Chavez was four four on the night and was the MVP of this game.

The Rangers used five pitchers in this one, Dave Bush started, went four innings and allowed three runs. Michael Kirkman picked up the win pitching three and only allowing one run one hit (a solo home-run). Mark Lowe and Darren Oliver each combined for an inning.

Neftali Feliz earned another save last night and looks closer to his 2010 form. Feliz allowed only one hit, and had all of his pitches working to finish the ballgame.

Tonight at 6pm the Rangers take on the Indians again, Texas will try to tie the four-game series. The Rangers currently lead the AL West and are up 1.5 games on Seattle.