Monday, August 31, 2009

- I Wouldn't Blame Millwood for Thinking His Teammates Hate Him

or alternate title:
Another Wasted Millwood Performance; Ranger's Lose Game and Series Versus Twins.

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud:
The offense, defense and bullpen let down Millwood. Again.

3-2 lead for Rangers going into the bottom of 8th was blown by poor fielding/pitching. Lose the ballgame 5-3. Ouch.

Homerless Hank Blaylock caused Pudge to drop a pop up ball in foul territory in an early inning (didn't cost Rangers a run). Twins runners on 2nd & 3rd (I think) in the bottom of the 8th inning, a ground ball was hit to first, Homerless threw high to home instead attempting to get the out at first. Runners safe at home and at first. Keep in mind that there was no force play at home. CJ Wilson was less than impressive on 1 day's rest.

Nellie Cruz also mishandled a base knock in the botoom of the 8th so he couldn't even force a play at home when another Twin runner scored.

Rangers' got 4 base runners on in the top of the 9th with no outs but, couldn't get any of them home.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining:
Millwood pitched well enough to win.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes:
I'd be surprised if Homerless Hank plays first base much more this season. His defense actually did hurt the team last game. Crash Davis isn't going to bat any worse than Homerless, and will field better. Homerless will likely DH sometimes against righty pitching but, I would bet that's about it for him in the field.

September has got to be better than August. I hope.

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