G160 | One tired ‘pen

M’s 4 | Rangers 7

the Rangers did what they have long been known for
– not so much what they have been know for
this season –
hit and hit with authority.

Ian showed his tendencies for rough starts and so-so finishes.
Mark and David showed rare glimpses of their mere mortality.

the M’s lost their chance to go from last place with 101 losses to a possible tie for second place.

I was a bit melancholy as I left the stadium. Not so much about disappointment for this specific loss, more so about afternoons and evenings at my “summer home” coming all too soon.

There is also hope and excitement for the future where there once was despair and dread.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren