The Rangers have finally won a series, in front of a packed house no less.
- Early on, it looked like Colby Lewis was going to get run from the game pretty quickly, as the Yankees went up 1-0 in the top of the 1st, with Colby throwing 29 pitches. Brett Gardner once again struck, homering in the first at-bat of the game.
- After loading the bases in the 1st inning, Colby ended up settling in nicely. He pitched 7.0 innings on 106 pitches, giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. All in all, not a bad performance, even if it was against a Yankees squad that isn't up to par with ball clubs of the past.
- The Rangers had a lot of opportunities to score in this one, and didn't really convert like you'd hope, but in the end, 3 runs was enough to get the job done.
- Neftali Feliz earned himself another save, and while the velocity still wasn't really there like you'd hope, he threw a few pitches that looked to be more deceptive than the velocity might seem. I don't know if it was just me hoping for it, or if he actually looked to have some extra movement and deception on his fastball, but he still managed to get through a scoreless 9th inning, and I guess, from a results standpoint, that's what you want to see.
- The next 15-18 hours should be pretty interesting, as we'll see all kinds of trade rumors and deals that go down at the wire. I still expect the Rangers to make at least one more move, but at this point, I'm just not sure what it will be. It's the first time in a few years that I've absolutely had no idea as to what the front office could be looking to do, perhaps due to the fact that it's the first year in awhile that the Rangers aren't contenders. Either way, it should be interesting to see everything unfold through tomorrow afternoon.