Prior to the game, it was announced that the M’s had DFA’s Aaron Harang and activated Franklin Gutierrez from his rehab stint in Tacoma . . .
ON THE MOUND
Safeco Joe hasn’t been such in a long while and tonight was no different . . .
Rangers scored TWO right away (and made Joe throw a LOT of pitches in the process) but, then he settle down for a few innings – Rangers would get another TWO (to ‘untie’ the game at TWO) and then, the big blow in the 7th – a THREE-run shot off AJ’s bat (after an intentional walk to Beltre). Seems rather odd to see no K’s . . .
SEVEN innings ~ NINE hits ~ SEVEN earned runs ~ THREE walks ~ ZERO strikeouts
} Yoervis gave up a solo shot and a double in the 8th
} Ollie had one of his best outings since the ASB – retiring the side in order including TWO K’s
AT THE PLATE
Once again, a rather pathetic hit total (FIVE) with Dustin and Brad getting their share (one and two hits respectively), as per usual. The only extra-base hit, a solo shot from Kyle. Humberto had the other hit.
IN THE FIELD
The good news is: Guti didn’t seem at all tentative (he was running and diving all over the place) and he came away healthy
The bad news is: he didn’t come up with any of those catches (and one was a run-scoring play) AND went 0-4 at the plate
Nice CS for Humberto-to-Brad
tweet of the game . . .
from down on the farm . . .
Heal fast and well, DJ!