ON THE MOUND
Kuma started out great – striking out the side in the 1st but then, threw a TON of pitches as he struggled through the 2nd (giving up TWO runs to tie the game in the process). But, he settled down and retired NINE straight at one point, ending with . . .
SIX innings ~ SEVEN hits ~ THREE earned runs ~ ONE walk ~ SEVEN strikeouts
} Charlie and Yoervis post great relief, combining for THREE innings ~ ONE hit ~ ONE walk ~ THREE K’s
Missed most of the game but, saw a really bizarre 10th inning with Danny pitching . . .
Andrus is out before he gets out of the batter’s box, then Kinsler and Beltre both single and Kinsler steals 3B and scores the go-ahead run on a . . . . B A L K (that looked like a shake-off)
AT THE PLATE
~ Lots of “ONE hits” (though Ackley had THREE) and FIVE total walks with TWO doubles (Kendrys and Brendan)
~ Unfortunately, only ONE for EIGHT w/RISP
~ Guti struck out THREE times but, homered ONCE (solo shot)
IN THE FIELD
* THREE total DP’s turned (TWO against the M’s)
* a key stolen base in the 10th allows the eventual Rangers winning run to score in the 10th
* Ryan “the ranger” of a different sort turned in a web GEM
* Guti made a wall-crashing catch (and avoided a DL designation!)
tweets of the game . . .