Monday, August 20, 2012

Thank You Ryan Dempster, Rangers Beat Orioles 5-1

Glass Half Empty / Afternoon Cloud: Dempster again gave up a first inning run.

The Rangers had 9 LOB, 4 of those LOB when the Rangers were down 1 run in the early innings.

Glass Half Full / Silver Lining: After giving up the early run and 2 hits in the first inning Dempster only gave up 2 more hits the rest of the way and retired the last 11 Orange birds he faced with 8 strong IP.  And Nathan capped it off by striking out the side, all swinging, to finish the game in a non-save situation.

In the 4th Soto had the RBI, scoring Nellie (did anyone notice that it looked like Nellie was cringing after sliding into home on that play?), to put the Rangers up to 2-1 at that point and up for good as it would turn out.  David "Charlie" Murphy again had a multi-hit, multi-RBI game.

Elvis had a great defensive play, going towards 3B he back handed a grounder and made a jump-throw from at least 2 feet deep in the left field grass to get the batter out at first.  How has he not won a gold glove yet?

Thoughts / Observations / Sidenotes: Nathan set a franchise record by recording his 22nd consecutive save this past Saturday.  Now if the Rangers make the postseason let's see how he does converting saves then.  And let's see if this is the Ryan Dempster we'll see down the stretch.

As I've had mentioned to me by a good friend, doesn't ex-Ranger manager and current Orioles skipper Buck Showalter kinda look like Dr. Zaius from the original Planet of the Apes movie?  Kinda?  Compare for yourself below:


2 comment(s) regarding this post:

Anonymous,  August 22, 2012 at 6:30 AM  

Buck does look like Dr. Zaius (by the way unidentified blogger who I have no idea who you are) - you are likely the only person in the world who remembers the character name of "Dr Zaius" - believe most would have called him "Monkey Man." As far as where else I can take this, will leave it there.

JG August 22, 2012 at 8:46 AM  

Thanks for the comment. I am JG, as it says below the blog post where it reads, "posted by" and you can click on "About" above to learn more about the blog or you can email at contact@TheTexasRangersBlog.com. Again, thanks for your comment.

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