Thursday, August 27, 2009

Return of the Texas Jedi, They Defeat the Evil Empire and Win the Series

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud:
Nipp got knocked out of the game after 4.2 innings (I think).

Rangers were 1-hit through about 5 innings.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining:
Oh, by the way, that 1 hit was a 3 run shot by Kinsler.

Grilli had a bad last outing. Add that he had to step up and into the roll as one of the long middle relievers since they let go of Jennings. And he did it. I think I could hear the sighs of relief from Wash & Maddux all the way back here in DFW.

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes:
That's the first series the Evil Empire has lost at home since June. And who beat them? You're little ole' Texas Rangers. Maybe this'll start a little win streak or at the very least winning at a better than .500 clip. Keep your fingers crossed.


- At Least Get Their Names Right

From an article on Yahoo! previewing this afternoon's game but referencing last night's game:

"Josh Hamilton had three hits and Daniel Murphy [emphasis added by yours truly] added a homer with two RBIs on Wednesday, but Texas lost for the fifth time in eight games and fell to 2-3 on its nine-game road trip."

Daniel Murphy? Come on, at least get the Rangers' names right. It's David Murphy, he actually plays for the Rangers. Daniel Murphy apparently plays for the Mets. Wow, great reporting. Why don't they just call the team the Arlington Ranch Hands while they're at it. No respect I tell you, no respect.


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